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International students face unique mental health challenges

International students face unique mental health challenges

By Haipei Wu, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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

When Tzu-An Hu came to the United States 14 years ago to earn his Doctorate, he realized building relationships with his American classmates was not as easy as it had seemed on TV. Hu is now a counselor at the University Counseling Center, where his job revolves around helping international students who...

ISG swears in student leaders in first meeting of the second assembly

ISG swears in student leaders in first meeting of the second assembly

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

The Illinois Student Government swore in President-elect Walter Lindwall, Vice President-elect Alice Zheng and senators in the official transition meeting into the second assembly Wednesday. “Tonight is about the empowerment of a new generation of leaders at the University of Illinois tasked with ...

Anti-abortion group demonstrates graphic imagery on Main Quad

Anti-abortion group demonstrates graphic imagery on Main Quad

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2018


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

Created Equal, a pro-life group leading a campus tour across 24 campuses, hosted an anti-abortion photo and video exhibition on the Main Quad on Wednesday. The exhibition included playing graphic videos on a JumboTron and displaying graphic photos.  The Illini Republicans sponsored Created Equal...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 17

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 17

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2018


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

Champaign Domestic battery was reported on the 400 block of Maple Street around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. According to the report, the couple was in a verbal argument that led to them grabbing and shoving each other. Harassment by telephone was reported on the 500 block of North State Street around 3:30 p.m. ...

Three University students win business startup competition

Three University students win business startup competition

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A team of three University students and eight members from other universities won first place in the pitch competition of Campus 1871, a startup experience, for developing a company over just one weekend. Campus 1871 is an annual tech startup pitch competition where over 100 students compete in team...

Exonerated death row survivor to visit UI

Exonerated death row survivor to visit UI

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2018


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

One of the longest-serving death row prisoners in Alabama history will visit the Student Dining and Residential Programs Building to share his story. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years in prison and was exonerated in 2015 when a new trial found him innocent. He will be at the University Wednesday...

Future of Firehaus and Clybourne remains unclear

Future of Firehaus and Clybourne remains unclear

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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

The Champaign City Council voted in favor of the plan that could potentially lead to the closing of two bars on campus, Firehaus and The Clybourne. Bruce Knight, planning and developing director for Champaign, said the action passed at the City Council meeting on Tuesday was to expand the exist...

Urban Planning class hosts discussion with GEO

Urban Planning class hosts discussion with GEO

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 17, 2018


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

Thirty days after the Graduate Employees’ Organization ended its strike, Ken Salo, lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning, and his class, Urban Planning 260, hosted a discussion with the GEO about the effects the strike had on campus.  “We think that universities… are clean sites for the continu...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 16

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 16

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 17, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Home invasion was reported on the 3700 block of Colleen Drive around 2 p.m. Saturday. According to the report, the victim was battered by another female who entered her home without permission. A suspect has been identified but not located. An arrest was made on charges of aggravated battery and dome...

Fundraiser hopes to revive paleontology department’s annual dig

Fundraiser hopes to revive paleontology department’s annual dig

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The University Prairie Research Institute Center for paleontology will host a fundraiser Friday at the Lincolnshire Fields Country Club for the annual summer fossil dig in Montana. Jon Lee, one of the fundraiser's hosts, said the trip, which by 2017 had occurred every year for about a decade, was or...

College of Law to open Veterans Legal Clinic in fall

College of Law to open Veterans Legal Clinic in fall

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The University’s College of Law will be launching a free legal clinic in the fall of 2018 to assist veterans in civil matters, including family law cases, consumer disputes and evictions. The clinic will also assist veterans with service-related matters such as discharge upgrades. Law students ...

To the Orange Podcast | Dan Balz, Washington Post Chief Political Correspondent

To the Orange Podcast | Dan Balz, Washington Post Chief Political Correspondent

By Joseph Longo and Aaron Navarro

April 16, 2018


Filed under News, Podcasts, To the Orange

“To the Orange” is a Daily Illini podcast with Illinois alumni about their time on campus and how that time helped them get to where they are now. Dan Balz has covered politics for the heralded Washington Post, 40 years and running. He met his wife, Nancy, here on campus, while simultaneously...

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