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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...

Illini Cat Club hosts 28th cat show

Illini Cat Club hosts 28th cat show

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 18, 2020

The Illini Cat Club is hosting their 28th All Breed Cat Show on March 7 and March 8. According to a press release, over 180 entries from across the country are expected to compete in the show. The show will feature events including the agility competition. Organizations such as CATsNAP and Champaign...

University introduces new CS plus animal sciences major

University introduces new CS plus animal sciences major

By Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

The University is introducing a new computer science plus animal sciences major for the fall 2020 semester. This will be the eleventh CS+X major available at the University and the second degree program for CS+X in the College of ACES. However, this is the first program that will combine animal sciences with compute...

Shoppers find County Market’s ‘discounts’ are false

Shoppers find County Market’s ‘discounts’ are false

By Heather Robinson and Julie Kang

February 17, 2020

At the end of January, a video of falsely discounted prices from the local County Market grocery store on Stoughton Street surfaced on Reddit. In the video, a shopper was looking at products with tags displaying “new low price.” The shopper then lifted up the updated label to reveal the products’...

UI System involved with refunds to independent college program

UI System involved with refunds to independent college program

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

February 17, 2020

The Independent Colleges Capital Program gave John Marshall School of Law a $3.27 million grant in 2012 for renovations. However, its merge with the University’s Chicago campus in 2019 called for a refund of the rest of the grant from the UI System, according to a press release from State Senator Cha...

Cotton Club Week showcases black excellence on campus

Cotton Club Week showcases black excellence on campus

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

Cotton Club Week, an annual celebration of black excellence on campus, took place last week for Black History Month. Cotton Club Week was presented by the Central Black Student Union, which is made up of individual black student associations in each one of the University’s residence halls. The name...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 14

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 14

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 17, 2020

Champaign Forgery was reported in the 2500 block of Galen Drive, around 1 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, an unknown offender cashed a forged check in the victim's business name. An arrest was made on the charge of unlawful use of I.D. in the 600 block of East Daniel Street, around 10 a...

Divestment resolution passes student senate after contentious meeting

Divestment resolution passes student senate after contentious meeting

By Ethan Simmons, Senior Reporter

February 17, 2020

Hundreds of students attended Illinois Student Government’s lengthy meeting Wednesday to debate a controversial resolution.  Resolution 03.61: “Violations of Human Rights in University Investments,” passed through the student senate with 20 in favor, nine against and seven abstentions at 12:30 a.m. Thursday after five and a half hours of public comment, amendment discussion and sen...

Student isolated at hospital after diagnosis of bacterial meningitis

Student isolated at hospital after diagnosis of bacterial meningitis

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 15, 2020

A University student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and isolated at an area hospital, according to a Massmail sent to students, staff and faculty Friday evening. The student with meningitis is a resident of off-campus housing and authorities have contacted and treated anyone who has...

Altgeld chimes turn into Valentine’s jukebox

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 14, 2020

For the past few days, chimes players at Altgeld Hall were taking paid song requests for a Valentine’s Day fundraiser.  Students can select from a list of 47 “typical love songs, classic songs you may regularly hear on the Senior Memorial Chime, and a set of international selections,” said Liam Flood, senior in Engineering and chimes ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 13

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 14, 2020

Champaign  A city NTA was issued at Red Lion, 211 E Green St, around 11 p.m. Jan. 31. According to the report, a 19-year-old attempted to use a fraudulent driver’s license, which said she was of legal age to drink alcohol. Domestic battery was reported in the 2400 block of Neil Street around 11:30 a.m....

Democratic RSOs bring Iowa experience to campus

Democratic RSOs bring Iowa experience to campus

By Ethan Simmons, Senior Reporter

February 13, 2020

Ahead of the Illinois primary in March, two RSOs are getting the word out for candidates in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.   Members of Illini for Warren and the UIUC Young Democratic Socialists of America canvassed in Iowa for presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders,...

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