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The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft of under $500 was reported on the 1100 block of West Green Street around 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, one bicycle was stolen. Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 2000 block of West Bradley Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, an unk...

UI supercomputer to display simulation of two black holes colliding

UI supercomputer to display simulation of two black holes colliding

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 12, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

For the first time, a simulation ran on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the University will display what it would look like if two black holes were to collide. “These simulations help understand how galaxies collide and merge, which is important to understand how our own galaxy formed,” the Blue Wate...

Former NASA astronaut selected as Homecoming Grand Marshal

Former NASA astronaut selected as Homecoming Grand Marshal

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Uncategorized

Former NASA astronaut, U.S. Navy captain and University alumnus Scott Altman was selected to serve as the grand marshal for the annual Homecoming Parade, which will be on Friday.  “It is an awesome opportunity to select one of our great alumni to serve this role and to be able to provide oppor...

$1.2M YMCA campaign promotes sustainability

$1.2M YMCA campaign promotes sustainability

By Arnav Gupta, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

The University YMCA launched a $1.2 million campaign to revamp its historic 81-year-old building and to provide a more sustainable future for the organization. Although the campaign was officially announced to the public a little over two weeks ago, the YMCA has already accumulated $845,000 in pl...

University supports entrepreneurship, startups

University supports entrepreneurship, startups

By Avirup Kundu, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

The University is ranked No. 10 internationally among schools for producing venture capital-backed entrepreneurs, according to PitchBook’s 2018-2019 report. The report bases its rankings on factors such as the amount of female startup founders, students who have startup companies valued at over $1 ...

Research aids process for turning water into fuel

Research aids process for turning water into fuel

By HongBin Jeong, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

A world where cars are fueled with water instead of natural gas may become a reality sooner than people imagine, thanks to a team of researchers at the University. The team has found a new catalyst that expedites the rate of water-splitting reactions, which allows hydrogen to be produced faster and in larger qua...

Faculty lacks diversity despite University efforts

Faculty lacks diversity despite University efforts

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Top Stories

As the University was lauded for admitting a record number of freshmen from underrepresented groups this year, the ranks of faculty and administrators in the eight largest colleges on campus continue to be dominated by men and white people. Though the Office for Access and Equity has implemented myri...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 9

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 9

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 500 block of East University Avenue around 1 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender entered the parking garage and stole the victim’s bicycle. Criminal defacement of property was reported on the 300 block of Gregory Drive around 6 p.m. Su...

Universities partner together to recruit southern Illinois students

Universities partner together to recruit southern Illinois students

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, State, Top Stories

Around 170 southern Illinois high school and community college students attended the Salute to Illinois Scholars, a college fair and luncheon, to connect with admissions and academic staff from around the state, including the University System, Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois Universities at Carbon...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 8

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 8

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Battery was reported on the 2500 block of Southmoor Drive around 2 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, a female acting as a mentor for Champaign schools battered a student on the bus. No arrests have been made at this time. Theft was reported at Maytag Coin Laundry, 519 N. Neil St., ...

Memorial garden dedicated to missing scholar Yingying Zhang

Memorial garden dedicated to missing scholar Yingying Zhang

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A memorial garden will be dedicated in the name of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang, who went missing on June 9, 2017 and is presumed dead by the FBI, on Oct. 11. The Yingying Zhang garden, located at the intersection of Goodwin and Clark, is designed by Phyllis Williams and Christina Nordholm, members ...

Urbana scholar awarded MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

Urbana scholar awarded MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Rebecca Sandefur, University sociologist and legal scholar, is one of the 25 people to received the $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship this year. The Fellowship awards people with interests in a wide array of fields, including writers, teachers, entrepreneurs and similar fields, for their creativity an...

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