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University professor dies at age 55

University professor dies at age 55

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

Scott R. White, aerospace engineering professor, died of cancer on May 28 at age 55. According to the Illinois News Bureau, White was known as a pioneer of self-healing and self-regulating materials. He was known for his extensive research and groundbreaking findings throughout the field of engin...

Arrest made in First & Armory shooting investigation

Arrest made in First & Armory shooting investigation

By Brooke Eberle, Interim summer editor-in-chief

June 4, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Devon Cooper, a 20-year-old Danville man, was arrested without incident today around 12:30 p.m. in Danville, Illinois, following the May 13 shooting at First Street and Armory Avenue. On May 13, the 21-year-old male victim from Danville was walking with friends from a party in the 1100 block of South...

Urbana’s Muslim American Society calls for community, education at ninth annual Ramadan dinner

Urbana’s Muslim American Society calls for community, education at ninth annual Ramadan dinner

By Therese Pokorney, Staff Wrtier

June 4, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

Members and volunteers of the Muslim American Society hosted the ninth annual interfaith Ramadan "Iftar" Dinner in the MAS gym to engage with community members through prayer and traditional food Thursday evening. The dinner provided opportunities for community members to learn about Muslim culture b...

The Daily Illini blotter for June 4

The Daily Illini blotter for June 4

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

June 4, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Aggravated domestic battery was reported at the 1400 block of West Kirby Avenue around 9 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, officers responded to a physical domestic violence call and the suspect was arrested. Disorderly conduct was reported at the corner of West Park Avenue and North Ne...

UI System increases state budget for 2019 fiscal year

UI System increases state budget for 2019 fiscal year

By Brooke Eberle, Interim summer editor-in-chief

June 1, 2018


Filed under News, State

The Illinois General Assembly has announced an $11.6 million state budget increase for UI System's 2019 fiscal year in a message to students, faculty and staff. This will be a 2 percent increase from the $594.6 million budget from the 2018 fiscal year. The 2019 fiscal year will begin July 1. This...

Teach For America raising concerns in teaching profession

Teach For America raising concerns in teaching profession

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

May 31, 2018


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

Citing a declining student population, a low-income high school in Atlanta fired one of its four social studies teachers. The next day, the school announced Jameson Brewer, a newly minted Teach For America corps member at the time, would be brought on staff. Teach For America, a nonprofit organizat...

The Daily Illini blotter for May 31

The Daily Illini blotter for May 31

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 31, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Aggravated battery was reported at a Circle K at the 1100 block of North Prospect Avenue around midnight on Thursday. According to the report, the victim was at work when she claimed the suspect entered the store, battered her and then left. No arrests have been made. ...

Killeen announces Ghosh as new vice president, CFO of UI system

Killeen announces Ghosh as new vice president, CFO of UI system

By Brooke Eberle, Interim summer editor-in-chief

May 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

University President Timothy Killeen has announced Avijit Ghosh as the UI system's permanent vice president and chief financial officer. Ghosh was previously the system's interim CFO and will officially start the position on June 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on July 19. Ghosh p...

Illini Union looking to ‘Chow Down in Campustown’ to launch 13 Thursdays

Illini Union looking to ‘Chow Down in Campustown’ to launch 13 Thursdays

By Yanchao Zhao, Contributing Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

The Champaign Center Partnership and the Illini Union will hold 'Chow Down in Campustown' this Thursday, from 4 to 9 p.m. This is a free event to launch the 13 Thursdays, a summertime promotion of the Campustown area, which is sponsored by several local businesses including Illini Media Company. “Th...

June 1 named ‘Printing Day’ in honor of University Press

June 1 named ‘Printing Day’ in honor of University Press

By Haipei Wu, Staff Witer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The University Press will celebrate its 100th birthday on June 1, along with Illini Union Document Services and Campus Mail. The celebration will feature a mayoral proclamation of June 1 as "Printing Day." Mayors from both Champaign and Urbana are expected to attend the proclamation at the Illini Union...

University professor’s missing relative from World War II found after 73 years

University professor’s missing relative from World War II found after 73 years

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

May 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

A B-24 bomber plane that went missing during World War II was recently found in Hansa Bay, Papua New Guinea. Eleven American servicemen were in the plane when it went down in 1944. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, after World War II there were around 79,000 Americans unaccounted f...

The Daily Illini blotter for May 28

The Daily Illini blotter for May 28

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 28, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Aggravated battery was reported at the 1000 block of North Walnut Street around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, the victim reported he was battered by the offender. Neither the offender or an alleged witness were located at the time of the report. Aggravated battery,...

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