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The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 15

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 15

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 18, 2019

Champaign An arrest was made on the charge of trespassing at Pia’s Sports Bar and Grill, 1609 W. Springfield Ave., around 11 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the suspect refused to leave the business after being told to leave by officers several times. Deceptive practices was reported in t...

University parking enforcement hours change for daylight saving

University parking enforcement hours change for daylight saving

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The University parking department has changed parking enforcement hours from 5 a.m.-4 p.m., according to Marie Star McMullen, customer care manager at the University of Illinois Parking Department.  She said some housing lots will still be enforced 24 hours, but the rest of the lots around campus ...

University bottler Coca-Cola leads in plastic pollution

University bottler Coca-Cola leads in plastic pollution

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The Coca-Cola Company was named the world’s leading plastic polluter for the second year in a row. Non-governmental organization Break Free from Plastic held 848 plastic cleanup events in 51 countries around the world. Participants collected 11,732 pieces of plastic from Coke products, over 6,000 more than runner-up Nestle.  The University has a com...

Illinois Student Government investigates member privacy breach

Illinois Student Government investigates member privacy breach

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Prior to the decision on Resolution 03.29, a bill distinguishing anti-Zionism from anti-Semitism, many members of the Illinois Student Government were contacted in an attempt to sway their votes. The majority of the members contacted reported being asked to vote against the resolution, which had alrea...

Resolution passes amid ongoing academic freedom issue

Resolution passes amid ongoing academic freedom issue

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

November 18, 2019

After years of ongoing attempts from University committees to revise the language of the Statues on academic freedom for faculty and staff, several resolutions were made at the Oct. 14 Senate meeting. However, not everyone is completely happy with what has been accomplished. “It’s sort of a three-quarters step towa...

December marks bankruptcy hearing for Art Film Foundation

December marks bankruptcy hearing for Art Film Foundation

By Heather Robinson, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Last week, the Art Film Foundation officially filed bankruptcy just weeks after the announcements of The Art Theater’s closing. This came to light a few days before the foundation was due to pay nearly $5,000 in rent to building owner David Kraft. The bankruptcy hearing is scheduled for Dec. 5. Until then, t...

Hana Inman-Grabow announces plans to press charges against Oladipo, sue University

Hana Inman-Grabow announces plans to press charges against Oladipo, sue University

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

On Friday, University of Illinois student Hana Inman-Grabow announced plans to press charges against suspended sophomore Illini football player Lere Oladipo and sue the University via her personal Twitter account @HanaRenee13. The announcement follows previous claims made by Inman-Grabow, who claims she was romantically involved with Oladipo, on October 30 when she posted a series of tweets ...

JoJo Siwa to perform at State Farm Center in April

JoJo Siwa to perform at State Farm Center in April

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

November 15, 2019

Nickelodeon and YouTube star JoJo Siwa will perform at State Farm Center on April 19 for Nickelodeon’s “JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour.” General public sale for tickets begins on Nov. 22 at noon. Interested attendees have the option of an exclusive VIP package, which will include a certain selection...

ABC News’ ‘20/20’ unravels murder case with undercover girlfriend

ABC News’ ‘20/20’ unravels murder case with undercover girlfriend

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 15, 2019

In June 2017 visiting scholar Yingying Zhang was last seen getting into the car of Brendt Christensen, a teaching assistant and doctoral candidate. ABC News’ “20/20” will unravel the mysterious death of Zhang on Nov. 15 from 9-11 p.m. E.T. The report features how Christensen's girlfriend worked...

FAA announces new director of architecture

FAA announces new director of architecture

By Samuel Pisciotta, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2019

On Nov. 1, the College of Fine and Applied Arts announced the School of Architecture is receiving its first permanent director since 2017. Up until now, FAA professors like Jeff Poss and Mohamed Boubekri have accepted the challenge of maintaining the position as interim director, but in 2020 Francisco...

University requires journalists to release information on sexual assault sources

University requires journalists to release information on sexual assault sources

By Diana Anghel, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

In the ongoing battle against sexual assault on campus, a University policy that requires Illinois NPR journalists to disclose information about sources who share sexual assault allegations to the University for further investigation is gaining attention. Under Title IX, journalists are bound to release information on sexua...

United Greek Council partners with ISG to encourage voter registration

United Greek Council partners with ISG to encourage voter registration

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The United Greek Council created a partnership with the Illinois Student Government regarding civic engagement on campus to get students in Greek life registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election.  The partnership resulted in a competition in which the 23 organizations involved in UGC ...

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