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The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 17

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 17

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Domestic battery was reported on the 1700 block of Paula Drive around 11 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the victim’s ex-girlfriend struck his head and pulled his hair while he held their five-month-old child. Theft was reported on the 1100 block of W. Church Street around 6 p.m. Thursday....

Third arrest made in connection to largest Campustown drug bust

Third arrest made in connection to largest Campustown drug bust

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

  A 29-year-old male was arrested on Tuesday following the largest Campustown cocaine dealership bust last October. Oscar Aguado-Cuevas was arrested in a car on campus while his home was being searched by the police, said University of Illinois Police Department Lt. Joe McCullough. Aguado-Cue...

Three University professors receive Sloan fellowship

Three University professors receive Sloan fellowship

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Three University professors are among 126 recipients of the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, earning them a two-year $65,000 opportunity to further their research. The awards honor early careers scholars whose achievements mark them as among the best scientific...

ISG may remove UIUC Divest from ballot

ISG may remove UIUC Divest from ballot

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

The Illinois Student Government proposed a resolution Wednesday to remove the UIUC Divest referendum from the ballot. The referendum asked the University to withdraw investments from companies that normalize, engage in or fund human rights violations. According to the resolution, there was an in...

University takes away ‘bill me later’ printing

University takes away ‘bill me later’ printing

By Haipei Wu, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Andy Miles, sophomore in Media and student worker at the Communications Library, has been busier lately because he has to constantly explain the same printing payment procedure to students. After the decision by the Office of Business and Financial Services to terminate support for billing print charges to...

SafeRides to launch app in the fall

SafeRides to launch app in the fall

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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

SafeRides hopes to launch an app in August that streamlines its pickup service, but it has no plan to expand its service boundaries. Jacob Rajlich, sophomore in Engineering and Illinois Student Government transportation representative, said the app would allow drivers to see routes on a GPS and to plan drop...

Trump’s new budget proposal to affect student loans

Trump’s new budget proposal to affect student loans

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Local, News, State

President Trump’s new budget plan calls for changes in higher education and student loans. The budget is still subject to change as it waits for congressional approval. The new budget will not affect students finishing up their education at the time of implementation, so only students starting in...

Vinny’s East Coast Pizzeria to move to Green Street

Vinny’s East Coast Pizzeria to move to Green Street

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Founded in 2009, Vinny’s East Coast Pizzeria is moving to Green Street in a month. The restaurant, currently located at 401 W. Kirby Ave. in Champaign, is especially known for its New York style pizzas. Other popular items include garlic knots, mozzarella sticks and boneless and fresh wings. The...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 14

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 14

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 14, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Trespassing was reported at Illinois Department of Human Services, 705 N. Country Fair Drive, around 2 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the offender was at a building he had previously been banned from.   Two arrests for fighting were reported at the Cunningham Children’s Home, 9...

Students attend Ameritrade LINC conference 2018

Students attend Ameritrade LINC conference 2018

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Two University students were selected to attend Ameritrade LINC, an annual financial planning conference, along with 56 other students. Gabriela Contreras and James Donahue won a writing contest about the future of financial planning, which earned them a trip to one of the largest events in the industry. The...

Undergraduates affected by possible GEO Strike

Undergraduates affected by possible GEO Strike

By Samantha Boyle, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Undergraduate students may be affected by the potential Graduate Employee Organization strike as classes are cancelled or relocated. Discussion classes taught by teaching or graduate assistants involved in the GEO have the possibility to be canceled starting Feb. 26. Classes held in buildings surrounded ...

University startup to go to Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona

University startup to go to Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 13, 2018


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

OneSoftdigm, a startup company founded by University students that focuses on healthcare, launched its first product this year. Chang Hun Lee, senior in Business, along with his team, recently launched a product called ONESMARTDIET. The team participated in CES 2018, The International Consumer...

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