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Professor creates extension to curate Facebook content

Professor creates extension to curate Facebook content

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

Facebook is a popular platform for people to receive gratification through likes, posts and shares. However, the social media app has been under fire for privacy infringement and users posting viral misinformation in recent years. Since the 2016 elections, viral misinformation has been a vital topic...

Study finds human brains interpret emojis as language

Study finds human brains interpret emojis as language

By Cori Lippert, Staff writer

September 18, 2018


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

After studying the human brain’s reactions to emojis, a research team at the University found our brains interpret emojis the same way they process words.  Benjamin Weissman, doctoral student in LAS, said the research team read the electrical activities in people’s brains to figure out how the...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 14

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 14

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Aggravated battery was reported on the 500 block of East Healey Street around 4 p.m. Thursday.  According to the report, the victim was walking home on Healey Street when they were suddenly shot with a pellet gun in the abdomen. Residential burglary was reported on the 2400 block of North Neil Stree...

Rep. Davis protested over lack of open meetings

Rep. Davis protested over lack of open meetings

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2018


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

Diana Dudzienski, Champaign resident, said she waited outside in the sun for nearly two hours for a chance to speak with Rep. Rodney Davis the last time the congressman held open office hours in Champaign in May 2017. She never got to speak with him. After explaining she had medical issues and was awaiting a ki...

Cost deters construction of solar, wind farms

Cost deters construction of solar, wind farms

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Large-scale wind and solar farms installed in the Sahara Desert would not only substitute for fossil fuels, but also increase precipitation and vegetation in local regions, University professor Yan Li found in his recent study on the desert’s climate model.   “With the climate model, we can do numeric...

UI donors questioned for potential role in opioid crisis

UI donors questioned for potential role in opioid crisis

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Senior Reporter

September 17, 2018


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

Former leaders of the pharmaceutical company H.D. Smith Co., behind the University’s latest million-dollar donation, were asked to testify in front of Congress earlier this year to discuss their company’s alleged role in flooding West Virginia with millions of opioid pills. Chris and Dale Smith, now of th...

Obama’s visit boosts local cafe

Obama’s visit boosts local cafe

By Karen Liu, News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

It has been around a week since former President Barack Obama dropped by Caffe Paradiso, but the cafe and its owners are still experiencing the impact of his surprise visit. Dana Yun, freshman in Engineering and daughter of the cafe’s owner, said the overall sales of the cafe have gone up about 10...

Chinese student enrollment declines

Chinese student enrollment declines

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, Champaign-Urbana, News

The population of Chinese students coming to the University has been growing exponentially for the past decade. This year, however, there has been a decline in enrollment for these international students, according to University Division Management Information. Kevin Pitts, vice provost for undergraduate educat...

Students prepare for career fair season

Students prepare for career fair season

By Zihan Wang, Staff writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Companies who cater to students in Engineering, Business, LAS and ACES will be recruiting at various career fairs hosted on campus in the months of September and October. Amy Fruehling, director of Engineering Career Services, said the Engineering Career Fair, which took place on Tuesday and Wednes...

C-SPAN bus visits CU in partnership with Comcast

C-SPAN bus visits CU in partnership with Comcast

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 16, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News

The C-SPAN bus will visit Champaign-Urbana as a part of their “50 Capitals Tour” to share political and educational resources with the community. The event will take place Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1001 S. Wright St. in Champaign. Marketing representative Joel Bacon said in an email,...

ISG announces appointment of new adviser

ISG announces appointment of new adviser

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Illinois Student Government, News

After searching all summer for the right candidate, the Illinois Student Government announced Tuesday its appointment of Alejandro Sune, currently the assistant director for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, as the new adviser. “Some characteristics that stood out include Sune's commitment to students a...

Enrollment in U of I system increases for sixth straight year

Enrollment in U of I system increases for sixth straight year

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The total number of students across the UI System has increased by about three percent this fall, according to a press release from the Office of University Relations. A year ago, enrollment at the campuses was 83,321, and it has now increased to 85,597 students. This number has been increasing ...

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