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Emergency Medical Services Week educates students

Emergency Medical Services Week educates students

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 16, 2018


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

To help prevent emergency situations going from OK to worse, the University is offering Emergency Medical Services Week to educate students on how to properly respond to emergencies. Taking part in the National Collegiate EMS Week, Illini Emergency Medical Services laid out various events which ...

Fulbright fellowship supports students’ international work

Fulbright fellowship supports students’ international work

By Ashley Fu, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Two doctoral students in LAS were awarded the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, which funds 100 doctoral students to do field work in countries that use languages not commonly taught in the United States. When Cassandra Osei, doctoral student in LAS, got the acceptance email to go ...

Dining expands dietary options

Dining expands dietary options

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Students who are vegan or have any kind of egg allergy can now expand their diets with a new egg substitute, which has been added to the menu at the LAR dining hall. Made from only plants, the egg substitute comes in a liquid form and a patty form. The liquid form can be used to make scrambled eggs and...

Suburban Express faces default judgment

Suburban Express faces default judgment

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Senior Reporter

November 15, 2018


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

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is accusing Suburban Express and its owner, Dennis Toeppen, of stalling and is seeking a default judgment against the transit company. Madigan sued the Champaign-based transit company on April 23 over alleged discrimination and harassment, and the two have been neg...

Organizations help spread holiday joy

Organizations help spread holiday joy

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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

University students and local community organizations are working to help families in need celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional holiday meal. Katie Thomas, director of Wesley Food Pantry, said November is typically their busiest month of the year. “A lot of people are expecting friends or relatives ...

Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

By Benedicte Mulumba Yenyi, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2018


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

Both campus locations of Caffe Bene will be switching to biodegradable cups, after exhausting their current plastic cup inventory, in 2019. Samuel Ham, owner of Caffe Bene on Green Street, was inspired by posts on social media urging people to stray away from single-use plastics, such as the coffee...

Apprenticeship guides future librarians

Apprenticeship guides future librarians

November 15, 2018


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

The School of Information Sciences, in partnership with the Urbana Free Library, has launched an apprenticeship program for graduate students a the University. The program offers students studying library and information sciences the opportunity to gain knowledge with hands-on experiences in a libra...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 13

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 13

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 14, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 900 block of Frank Drive around 4 p.m. on Nov. 1. According to the report, a bicycle was stolen. Burglary was reported on the 2000 block of West Bradley Avenue around 8 p.m. on Nov. 8. According to the report, the victim’s laptop was taken from his unlocked a...

University sets 20-year deal for new solar farm

University sets 20-year deal for new solar farm

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 14, 2018


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

The University is partnering with Phoenix Solar for the second time to construct an additional solar farm before the end of 2019. While the first solar farm was purchased by making payments over a period of ten years, the University will try to make the payments for the second solar farm last 20 years,...

Irish artist grapples with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art Museum

Irish artist grapples with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art Museum

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 13, 2018


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

Two Irish artists’ first solo exhibition in the U.S., “Kennedy Browne: The Special Relationship,” is on display at Krannert Art Museum through Feb. 9. Kennedy Browne is a collaboration of Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne. Their work focuses on and challenges technology, privacy and global co...

Chicago composer to host talk on race and identity

Chicago composer to host talk on race and identity

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 13, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

Renée Baker, a Chicago composer and the founding director of the Chicago Modern Orchestra, will hold a lecture discussing race and identity issues as reflected on art media on Wednesday. Baker’s lecture, “Exploring the Unspoken Silences that Define Us as Individuals and Communities,” covers race...

Death of man found on Green Street likely due to natural causes

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

November 12, 2018


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

The Champaign Police Department is investigating the death of Robert Chambers, 28-year-old man from Urbana, who was found unresponsive on Green Street on Thursday morning. Chambers was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m. on Friday at the Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department, according to a new...

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