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The Daily Illini police blotter for March 5

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 5

By The Daily Illini staff report

March 7, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Deceptive practices was reported on the 1100 block of Foothill Drive, around 5 p.m., Saturday. According to the report, an unknown suspect contacted the victim through email. The victim was scammed out of $2,000. Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1400 block of Harris Avenue, ar...

DGS offers new pathway tool

DGS offers new pathway tool

By Sara Pietrzak, Contributing writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

With over 150 majors offered at the University, the process of narrowing one option can seem daunting. To help make the process easier for students, a team of academic advisers in the Department of General Studies have created a new tool called the exploration pathways. These pathways divide all majors into seven ...

Students receive Fulbright Scholarship

Students receive Fulbright Scholarship

By Jade Morganfield, Contributing Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Eleven students from the University were selected as U.S. ambassadors to participate in a year-long project for their fields of study in the countries of their choice through the Fulbright Scholarship funded by the government.  “The purpose is to set up mutual exchanges between other countries and our ow...

UI dedicates plaque to chemistry student

UI dedicates plaque to chemistry student

By Manuel Román-Basora, Contributing writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

The legacy of St. Elmo Brady, the first black student to earn a chemistry doctoral degree in the U.S., has been unearthed by the University during Black History Month after awarding a bronze plaque and an exhibit in his honor.  The plaque honoring Brady is located on the first floor of William A. Noyes ...

Unofficial sees over 50 percent drop in citations

Unofficial sees over 50 percent drop in citations

By The Daily Illini staff report

March 7, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

The campus received 28 citations for Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day this year, which is over a 50 percent drop from last year’s 57. Jeff Hamilton, communications manager for the City of Champaign, said in an email a total of 28 city Notices to Appear were issued during Unofficial. Only one arrest...

Siblings come to campus

Siblings come to campus

By David Ruvinkskiy, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

For many students, being away from their siblings is part of the challenge of leaving home for college. However, they might have an opportunity to enjoy some family fun this weekend at the first Sibs Saturday at the University, hosted by the Parent and Family Programs Office. Zuri White, parent and family programs manag...

Alumni preserve Peruvian penguins

Alumni preserve Peruvian penguins

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

During a trip to Punta San Juan, Peru, in 2007, two University Veterinary Medicine graduates were immediately charmed by the resilient, unabashed nature of the Humboldt penguins. In the last 11 years, they continue to return to the cliff-side habitat to help preserve these flightless birds. Mike Adkess...

Director of neuroscience to talk about brain’s internal clock

Director of neuroscience to talk about brain’s internal clock

By The Daily Illini staff report

March 6, 2019


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

Looking into how human behavior is affected by the brain’s internal clock, Martha Gillette, director of the University’s neuroscience program and professor in LAS, will speak at a seminar to discuss the dynamics of brain metabolism and sleep. The seminar will take place at noon on Thursday. As...

Visiting scholar to discuss process of racial banishment

Visiting scholar to discuss process of racial banishment

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 5, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

A professor from the University of California, Los Angeles is holding a talk regarding the processes of racial banishment Tuesday in the Knight Auditorium at the Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St. in Urbana. Ananya Roy, director of the UCLA Institute on Inequality and Democracy and professor in urban...

VeoRide introduces electric bikes to campus

VeoRide introduces electric bikes to campus

By The Daily Illini staff report

March 5, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

VeoRide announced its plans to replace 150 of its 500 bicycles in Champaign-Urbana with electric models after students return from spring break. This arrives after Champaign City Council members decided to renew the dockless bike sharing program for another year.  Bruce Knight, planning and deve...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 4

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 4

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 5, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Burglary was reported on the 1200 block of Carver Drive around 8 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s residence without permission. The suspect attempted to steal furniture from the residence. No suspect information is available at this time. ...

Larry Gies announced as commencement speaker

Larry Gies announced as commencement speaker

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Larry Gies, philanthropist and alumnus of the University, will be the campuswide commencement speaker for graduation 2019. Gies is the founder and CEO of Madison Industries, a Chicago-based, international manufacturing company. He graduated from the University in 1988. In 2017, Gies and his wif...

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