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Student art exhibit breaks down Asian stereotypes

Student art exhibit breaks down Asian stereotypes

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 20, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

An art exhibition hosted by the Asian American Cultural Center is challenging its audience to answer the question, “Can you judge an Asian by its cover?” The exhibition is demonstrating a series of photographs by Tiffany Mei, senior in Media and creator of the art exhibit. Mei said in an ema...

VeoRide considers introducing dockless scooters to campus

VeoRide considers introducing dockless scooters to campus

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 20, 2019


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

Following last year’s introduction of its dockless shared bikes, VeoRide is considering the release of its scooters to the University campus. The dockless e-scooters are will be operated on a changeable battery pack to enable 24-hour accessibility and prevent fire risks from unsupervised chargin...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 19

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 19

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 20, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Bomb threat was reported at Dollar General, 1506 N. Cunningham Ave., around 11 a.m., Monday. According to the report, an unknown offender called Dollar General threatening to discharge a bomb located inside of the store. Fraud was reporte...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 18

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 18

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 19, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 400 block of West Beardsley Avenue around 8 p.m. on Feb 5. According to the report, the victim was trying to sell a phone to the suspect. The suspect stole the phone and has not been located. Criminal damage to property was reported on the 200 block of East White Street, ...

Photojournalist Christopher Capozziello discusses inclusion, representation in photography

Photojournalist Christopher Capozziello discusses inclusion, representation in photography

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 19, 2019


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

Award-winning photojournalist Christopher Capozziello is teaching an eight-week course and presenting his work in a series of events through the George A. Miller Visiting Professors and Scholars Program at the University. Capozziello's visit invites students and faculty to experience his work through...

University group analyzes sports betting legalization

University group analyzes sports betting legalization

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 19, 2019


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

Illinois lawmakers are negotiating the legalization of sports gambling. A recent analysis by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute shows the state could benefit from the practice. Frank Manzo from the ILEPI and Robert Bruno from Project for Middle Class Renewal co-authored the report at the Univers...

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant News Editor

February 18, 2019


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

As part of a bigger project to improve mobility in the Champaign-Urbana community, 42 trees from Wright Street and Armory Avenue are marked with large, pink “X”s and are scheduled to be removed. Brent Lewis, University landscape architect, said the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project is working ...

Professors advocate limits on harassment

Professors advocate limits on harassment

By Clare Budin, Senior Reporter

February 18, 2019


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

Members of the University’s Senate have responded to the online and in-person harassment of an outspoken professor with steps to prevent contentious in-class confrontations. However, there is still disagreement over whether these steps are strong enough. Jay Rosenstein, professor in Media, has long...

Joining the force: Reporter rides along with Urbana officer

Joining the force: Reporter rides along with Urbana officer

By Julie Kang, Staff writer

February 18, 2019


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

The Urbana Police Department’s ride-along program, open to citizens and members of the University community, allows people to experience firsthand what goes on during a police officer’s shift. The events in this article took place from 9 p.m. on Wednesday to 2 a.m. on Thursday with officer Josh J...

Natural History Building achieves LEED gold status

Natural History Building achieves LEED gold status

By Ethan Simmons, Contributing writer

February 18, 2019


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

The newly renovated Natural History Building is a common site for campus tours and department meetings. According to Stephen Marshak, professor emeritus of geology, that wasn’t always the case. “Prior to the renovation, the building was in complete disarray,” Marshak said. Paint peeled, light...

CU sees two more cases of measles

CU sees two more cases of measles

By YooJin Son, Assistant Daytime News Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Two additional cases of measles have been reported, making a total of four cases, in the outbreaks within the past month in Champaign-Urbana. According to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, two individuals have been infected by measles in early February. The third case of measles was...

DI takes second place at ICPA

DI takes second place at ICPA

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant News Editor

February 16, 2019


Filed under News

The Daily Illini won second place in general excellence for daily collegiate newspapers among various other awards at the Illinois College Press Association annual conference in Chicago on Saturday. Thirty-one Illinois college newspapers competed and over 1,000 entries were submitted in the compe...

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