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UI data science degree sees rise in enrollment as chance of employment soars

By Therese Pokorney, Staff Writer

July 20, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

As data analysis becomes more vital for businesses, data scientist positions in the U.S. are reaching an all-time high, according to a recent report by the recruiting site Glassdoor. However, not all candidates are being trained in the same way or have the experience employers are looking for. In order ...

Online transaction tax ruling unlikely to change consumer behavior

Online transaction tax ruling unlikely to change consumer behavior

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

July 19, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, State

In a five to four ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the Supreme Court overturned a decision from two decades ago, giving permission to states collecting sales tax for online transactions. The ruling is seen as a success for states because it is estimated they were losing between $13 billion and $...

Attorney withdraws from Suburban Express lawsuit

Attorney withdraws from Suburban Express lawsuit

By Brooke Eberle, Brand Manager

July 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Attorney James Long has withdrawn from the defense counsel for Dennis Toeppen, owner of Suburban Express, in the lawsuit from the Illinois Attorney General. According to Long's motion, Long wrote the "Movant and Defendants have reached an impasse regarding strategic decisions regarding the defense of this matter and how to further proceed in this litigation."...

Book recounts rare book theft from University library

Book recounts rare book theft from University library

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

Robert Kindred pried open a first floor window in the Main Library with a crowbar. It was close to midnight on a warm night in June 1980, and eight floors above Kindred, security measures protecting some of the library’s most valuable books were sparse. Kindred made his way up to the eighth f...

UI research finds crystal with cooling properties for electronic devices

UI research finds crystal with cooling properties for electronic devices

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

July 16, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

A team of researchers from the University, working with the University of Texas in Dallas, invented a crystal that can be utilized to cool off electronic devices. Most devices generate heat as they operate, becoming hotter as the system demands more processes. Without hardware to mitigate some of th...

Allegedly armed suspect was carrying air pellet pistol

Allegedly armed suspect was carrying air pellet pistol

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

July 13, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

University of Illinois Police Department officers named 23-year-old University student Samuel Applebaum as the suspect originally thought to be wielding a semi-automatic handgun near campus Thursday night. Instead of a handgun, however, Applebaum was determined to be carrying a Beretta air pellet ...

Carle Illinois College of Medicine offers unique curriculum to first class of students

Carle Illinois College of Medicine offers unique curriculum to first class of students

By Therese Pokorney, Staff Writer

July 13, 2018


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

On July 2, a few selected students began their journeys fusing medicine with engineering at the world's first engineering-based medical school. The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, a collaboration between the Carle Health System and the University, opened its doors to 32 students. "These student...

Police shoot allegedly armed student in Campustown

Police shoot allegedly armed student in Campustown

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

July 12, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A University student was shot in the leg by police near Locust and John Streets Thursday evening after officers responded to a call regarding a person loading a semi-automatic handgun. The 23-year-old male’s name has not been released at the time of publication. He is described as white with bro...

Professor files gender-based wage discrimination lawsuit against University

Professor files gender-based wage discrimination lawsuit against University

By Karen Liu, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Top Stories

Industrial design professor Deana McDonagh is filing a lawsuit against the University for gender-based wage discrimination. McDonagh is one of the four tenured full-time professors in the program and the only female in that position. According to the lawsuit, despite McDonagh "is expected to perform...

The Daily Illini police blotter for June 10

The Daily Illini police blotter for June 10

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

July 11, 2018


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

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 600 block of Crescent Drive around 11:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, an unknown offender damaged the windshield and back window of the victim’s car. An arrest was made on the charge of animal cruelty on the 2600 block of North Prospect Ave...

UI professor discusses influence of Justice Kennedy’s retirement

UI professor discusses influence of Justice Kennedy’s retirement

By Madalyn Verlisaris, Staff Writer

July 11, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, will retire from the Supreme Court after more than 30 years in the position, effective July 31. Alicia Uribe-McGuire, assistant professor in LAS, said Kennedy stepping down could cause a shift in the direction of the court. Such as, the court could start taking on more ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 9

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 9

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

July 10, 2018


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

Champaign An arrest was made on the charge of burglary on the 500 block of Yalow Drive around 12:30 a.m. Monday. According to the report, the reporting party saw four men attempting to enter vehicles as they were walking down the street. The suspects fled when police attempted to make contact, but ...

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