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Student senators call for KAM’s to take action

By YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

February 20, 2020

Illinois Student Government senators called for change and action from KAM's management after the unanimous passing of Resolution 3.69: Statement on Anti-Hispanic and/or Latinx Racism on UIUC Campus, Wednesday night. The resolution rose after screenshots of private group chat messages between KAM's emplo...

Facebook to pay Illinois $550 million to settle privacy lawsuit

Facebook to pay Illinois $550 million to settle privacy lawsuit

By Diana Anghel, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Facebook is to pay $550 million to Illinois Facebook users, after settling a lawsuit that targeted the company’s automated face-tagging system. Three Illinois men sued the company for violating Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act. Facebook’s software uses facial recognition technology to matc...

Campus fitness app rewards exercise with local coupons

Campus fitness app rewards exercise with local coupons

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2020

A new health and fitness app rewarding students for exercising by tracking their workout sessions recently launched on campus. Plyo activates at CRCE, ARC and the Illinois Ice Arena, enabling students to earn points toward exclusive offers to local restaurants, retailers and brand partners. Students c...

Student elections change guidelines

Student elections change guidelines

By Salem Isaf, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

On March 4 and March 5, the campus-wide student elections will fill positions for the 2020-21 school year. The positions up for grabs are the Illinois Student Government president and vice president, ISG senators, Urbana-Champaign senators, student trustee members and Student Organization Resource Fee ...

UI startup designs waterproof cast, sees large-scale success

UI startup designs waterproof cast, sees large-scale success

By Heather Robinson, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

By Heather Robinson Staff writer A startup originating at the University, The Cast21 Solution, was recently named in the Forbes “30 under 30” list for 2020.  The co-founders, Ashley Moy and Jason Troutner, were awarded recognition for their achievement in Healthcare with their creation and success of the innovative C...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 18

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 18

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 20, 2020

Champaign Forgery was reported at Aldi, 801 W. Interstate Drive, around 1 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the manager of the business called the police to report a counterfeit bill submitted by an unknown offender. Illegal dumping was reported in the 2000 block of South Neil Street around 8 a.m. Mond...

Illinois Student Government passes resolution calling for repercussions of KAM’s employees

Illinois Student Government passes resolution calling for repercussions of KAM’s employees

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2020

The Illinois Student Government passed a resolution Wednesday night, 40-0-0, that would call on KAM’s management to take responsibility for the recent incident caused by a “leaked group chat that implicates KAM’s employees in anti-Hispanic racism,” according to a statement. In the statement,...

University offers tax return assistance program

University offers tax return assistance program

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 19, 2020

Starting Tuesday evening, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program began to provide free tax assistance to low-income, elderly, disabled and limited English-speaking taxpayers. Students from the Gies accounting program will work with these taxpayers to prepare their tax returns. Graduate accounting...

Panel to discuss issues, impacts of upcoming census

Panel to discuss issues, impacts of upcoming census

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 19, 2020

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and the Department of Latina/o Studies will be sponsoring a panel on March 6 about “the most controversial decennial census in decades.” The event, titled “Race, Place and the Politics of Census 2020,” will take place in the Levis Faculty Center ...

KAM’s GroupMe leaked on social media stirs controversy, KAM’s responds

KAM’s GroupMe leaked on social media stirs controversy, KAM’s responds

By Samantha Boyle and Julie Kang

February 19, 2020

A Twitter post showing a group message between a few KAM’s employees went viral among University students Monday. The post, made by Brianna Ghanbari, junior in AHS, stated in the tweet, “coming from a person who used to work at kams, i can't believe how incredibly racist they are wow.”  Ghanbari worked a...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 17

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 17

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 18, 2020

Champaign Battery was reported in the 00 block of Apricot Drive around noon Thursday. According to the report, a physical altercation was reported, but both parties had conflicting statements, so no arrests have been made. Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported in the 800 block of Sherwood Ter...

Online accounting course ranked No. 1 out of 6

Online accounting course ranked No. 1 out of 6

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 18, 2020

The University's online courses for accounting was ranked one of the top programs in the country. The ranking on Online Course Report considers cost, accreditation and reviews/ratings in its decision. Online Course Report's mission is to provide a thoroughly-researched voice on the best online course...

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