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Sleeping helps solidify memory

Sleeping helps solidify memory

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

During finals week, students may choose to swap sleeping for studying or feel so stressed that they’re unable to sleep well. However, according to Florin Dolcos, associate professor in LAS, lack of sleep may have a negative impact both academically and mentally. Dolcos said if students cram before a t...

Healthy habits help decrease stress levels

Healthy habits help decrease stress levels

By Clare Budin, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

by Clare Budin staff writer With finals coming up and stress levels rising, students may be tempted to consume energy drinks, make fast-food stops before studying and pull all-nighters with the help of plenty of coffee. It’s understandable that some may choose to snack during stressful times. Luckily, ...

At-home self-care offers free, easy stress-relief options

At-home self-care offers free, easy stress-relief options

By Caroline Coyle, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under News

College students don’t need to worry about spending money to reduce stress during finals season thanks to free online meditation apps, simple breathing exercises and at-home workouts. Without worrying about financial pressures when looking for mental health resources, students can focus on staying h...

University ranked top 10 for endowment

University ranked top 10 for endowment

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under News

Data from the National Endowment for the Humanities revealed the University ranks 7th out of approximately 900 colleges for the number of NEH grants received since 2008. NEH is a federal agency which serves as one of the largest financers of humanities research and programs in the United States. Th...

University hosts events to help de-stress

University hosts events to help de-stress

By Ashley Fu, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


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

With finals week approaching, many students feel stressed and tired of studying. Here are a few fun, stress-relieving activities that might be just what a student needs to relax. They are also free and open to all students. Breathe in, breathe out The Meditation Student Organization will sponsor Prairie Z...

Boys with social difficulties at higher risk of drug abuse, study finds

Boys with social difficulties at higher risk of drug abuse, study finds

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 12, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

Boys who enter sixth grade with social problems are at a greater risk of developing aggressive behavior and engaging in substance abuse compared with boys without social difficulties, according to a study by professors of social work. Kevin Tan, lead researcher, said the background for his work into this ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 11

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 12, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft of labor or services was reported on the 2000 block of North Mattis Avenue around noon Sunday. According to the report, a cab driver said the offender left his ride without paying. Battery and domestic battery were reported on the 300 block of East Green Street around 4 p.m. Mon...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 10

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 10

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 11, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 100 block of East Springfield Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. According to the report, an unknown offender stole an item from the victim's doorstep. Public indecency was reported on the 100 block of West Springfield Avenue around midnight Thursday. According to th...

Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 11, 2018


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

Brendt Christensen, the alleged killer of Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang in 2017, has had his case transferred from Urbana to Peoria. According to the court order, Christensen’s attorneys requested the case transfer for convenience purposes, saying the change would help Christensen to ...

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 11, 2018


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

An overview of the plans to demolish part of the Main Library and replace it with services students can utilize for books, collaborations and other purposes was addressed at the public meeting held by the Senate Committee on the Library on Thursday. Meetings are usually open to the public, but faculty a...

UI insures against drop in Chinese enrollment

UI insures against drop in Chinese enrollment

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

The Gies College of Business and the College of Engineering have become the first colleges on any university campus to purchase insurance to protect themselves from a potential drop in Chinese student enrollment. The University has agreed to pay $425,000 per year to an insurance company for up to $6...

UIPD exercises caution with alerts

UIPD exercises caution with alerts

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

After multiple Illini-Alerts were sent out for suspicious packages that turned out to be harmless, the University of Illinois Police Department said it sends out alerts for packages that pose even the slightest threat to the campus community. Sgt. Aaron Landers, UIPD bomb squad commander, said when they...

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