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Indian Student Association illuminates Illinois in Diwali celebration

Indian Student Association illuminates Illinois in Diwali celebration

By Jie Jie Wang, Staff writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Diwali, a traditional Hindu holiday, was celebrated by both the Indian Student Association and Indian Graduate Student Association this past weekend. ISA presented a cultural show at Lincoln Hall Saturday night, while IGSA lit up the Main Quad with candles. “Diwali is the biggest festival in Ind...

Student app helps make it a ‘Small World’

Student app helps make it a ‘Small World’

By Niani Scott, Staff writer

October 22, 2017


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

With only 54 hours to create a business model out of merely an idea, Ankith Subramanya and his team created Small World, a travel app that prioritizes budget over destination. “Usually people find a destination first and then they try to make it as cheap as possible for themselves,” said Ankith ...

Beetles make way for robotic self-correction advancements

Beetles make way for robotic self-correction advancements

By Eric Rzeszutko, Contributing writer

October 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Found locally in wooded areas, parks and forests, a common species of insect is being collected and researched for its physical and behavioral properties. Marianne Alleyne, research scientist in the Department of Entomology, became interested in the click beetle's self-correcting biology. Self-...

Illinois chosen to lead $25 million research project

Illinois chosen to lead $25 million research project

By Samantha Boyle, Staff writer

October 21, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Computers and other cyber technologies are playing a more active role on the battlefield. To combat cyber threats, $25 million has been allocated to the University to conduct five years of research. Tarek Abdelzaher, academic leader of the Alliance for Internet of Battlefield Things Research on Evolvin...

ISG pushes stricter attendance policy

ISG pushes stricter attendance policy

By Cori Lippert, Staff writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Senate is planning on taking action against senators who cannot follow the attendance policy as stated in the guidelines. Speaker of the Senate Sam LeRoy, senior in Business, has been reviewing the attendance policy and will be looking into senators who have violated the policy....

Gas leak blocks off Green Street

Gas leak blocks off Green Street

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

A gas leak was reported in the 1100 block of West Green Street between Engineering Hall and the Material Sciences Building in Urbana at around 9:30 a.m. on Friday. It has resulted in the blocking off of Green Street from Wright Street to South Mathews Avenue. An Illini Alert was issued around 10:30...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 19

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 19

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 20, 2017


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 300 block of East Clark Street around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the offender entered the victim’s car and stole items including two credit cards, keys and forms of identification. Criminal damage to property was reported on the 2000 ...

University announces CS + Music degree program

University announces CS + Music degree program

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The University of Illinois School of Music is the first in the Midwest to offer the new Bachelor of Science degree in music and computer science. Stephen Burian, assistant director for public engagement at the School of Music, said students have been asking for dual degree programs like this for ...

University professor sees future dependence on wearable technology

University professor sees future dependence on wearable technology

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

With new gadgets like Fitbits and smartwatches, wearable technology’s presence in society is on the rise. Melissa Littlefield, professor of English, kinesiology and community health at the University, understands the importance of neuroscience. The goal of her research is to bring the hard science...

New director of McKinley Health Center named

New director of McKinley Health Center named

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Dr. Robert Parker will serve as the new director of the McKinley Health Center at the University, if formally approved by the Board of Trustees. “I believe Dr. Parker is passionate about the general welfare of our students and certainly understands the holistic approach to health and well-being,...

Fraternity chapters provide GPA, career resources

Fraternity chapters provide GPA, career resources

By Shivali Shukla, Contributing writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

Fraternities on campus are actively working to ensure their members are receiving the proper resources they need to succeed academically, leading to better job prospects. The overall grade point average of college fraternity members suffers by 0.25 points by joining, yet their post-graduate incomes rise ...

Grainger removes books to make space

Grainger removes books to make space

By Haipei Wu, Staff writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Grainger Engineering Library is pushing out books in favor of more table space due to a large influx of students and the need for study space. Approximately 30,000 print materials have been sent away from Grainger since this past summer, said Mary C. Schlembach, acting head of Grainger Engineering Lib...

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