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Fortnite sparks new campus RSO

Fortnite sparks new campus RSO

By Jose Zepeda, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Student players of the hit video game Fortnite who are looking to interact with fellow players on campus can now join Fortnite Frenzy, a new registered student organization created specifically for players of the online, cooperative shooter-survival game.  “There is a market for people who want to ...

LSAT to go digital starting July 2019

LSAT to go digital starting July 2019

By Karen Liu, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

The Law School Admissions Test is finally following in the footsteps of other graduate school entrance exams, as it becomes digital by July 2019. Kellye Testy, president and CEO of the Law School Admission Council, said many testing centers have been using computer-based formats since the test-takers are...

Student events to increase breast cancer awareness

Student events to increase breast cancer awareness

By Julie Kang, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


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

University students are working to make a difference in the lives of others by spreading awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Colleges Against Cancer at the University is hosting events and fundraisers for students to participate in throughout the month. Jake Feiger, junior i...

Research combines drone delivery with ride share

Research combines drone delivery with ride share

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under News, Science & Technology

While shared rides are a popular form of transportation for many students, a team of researchers at the University is working on developing a new system to deliver packages by combining drones with ride-share vehicle systems, such as Uber. Naira Hovakimyan, professor in Engineering, is leading a rese...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 12

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 12

By The Daily Ilini Staff Report

October 15, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 2300 block of Hackberry Court around midnight Thursday. According to the report, the victim reported two tires on his vehicle were damaged by an unknown offender. Criminal damage to property was reported on the 600 block of Crescent Drive around Thursday aft...

Krannert device to aid hearing

Krannert device to aid hearing

By Clare Budin, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has implemented a new listening system, in hopes of making performances more accessible to people who are hard of hearing. For over three and a half years, Alec LaBau, Krannert Center’s assistant audio director, and his team have worked to replace an outda...

Orthodox students find balance in college lifestyle

Orthodox students find balance in college lifestyle

By Ashley Fu, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Members of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship are hoping to spread awareness about their religion during Orthodox Awareness Month. Marika Maggos, vice president of external affairs for OCF and senior in LAS, said, “(Orthodoxy) is pretty much incorporated into my culture, so for me, coming into coll...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft of under $500 was reported on the 1100 block of West Green Street around 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, one bicycle was stolen. Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 2000 block of West Bradley Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, an unk...

UI supercomputer to display simulation of two black holes colliding

UI supercomputer to display simulation of two black holes colliding

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 12, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

For the first time, a simulation ran on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the University will display what it would look like if two black holes were to collide. “These simulations help understand how galaxies collide and merge, which is important to understand how our own galaxy formed,” the Blue Wate...

Former NASA astronaut selected as Homecoming Grand Marshal

Former NASA astronaut selected as Homecoming Grand Marshal

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Uncategorized

Former NASA astronaut, U.S. Navy captain and University alumnus Scott Altman was selected to serve as the grand marshal for the annual Homecoming Parade, which will be on Friday.  “It is an awesome opportunity to select one of our great alumni to serve this role and to be able to provide oppor...

$1.2M YMCA campaign promotes sustainability

$1.2M YMCA campaign promotes sustainability

By Arnav Gupta, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

The University YMCA launched a $1.2 million campaign to revamp its historic 81-year-old building and to provide a more sustainable future for the organization. Although the campaign was officially announced to the public a little over two weeks ago, the YMCA has already accumulated $845,000 in pl...

University supports entrepreneurship, startups

University supports entrepreneurship, startups

By Avirup Kundu, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

The University is ranked No. 10 internationally among schools for producing venture capital-backed entrepreneurs, according to PitchBook’s 2018-2019 report. The report bases its rankings on factors such as the amount of female startup founders, students who have startup companies valued at over $1 ...

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