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University graduate student recognized for translation of Brazilian novel

University graduate student recognized for translation of Brazilian novel

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

University graduate student in creative writing, Edgar Garbelotto received recognition for his translation of the Brazilian novel “Lord,” written by João Gilberto Noll, into English. The novel was originally written in Portuguese and was reviewed by The New York Times. Garbelotto also participated i...

Study in synthetic particles impacts future technology

Study in synthetic particles impacts future technology

By Bénédicte Yenyi, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

University engineers conducted a study about how nonuniform synthetic particles assemble and found it happens in numerous phases, which opens opportunities for new uses of reconfigurable materials in technologies, such as solar cells and catalysis. John Smith, graduate student in Engineering, said h...

Illinois works to make medical cannabis program permanent

Illinois works to make medical cannabis program permanent

By Rohan Ramani, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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

The state of Illinois has recently taken a step toward permanently legalizing medical cannabis, which has been a controversial issue at all levels of legislation. The Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois announced full support of House Bill 895, which would make medical cannabis a permanent treatment ...

Library and campus group events helping during finals week

Library and campus group events helping during finals week

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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

The dark, looming cloud of finals is moving closer, and pretty soon, everyone will be in full grind mode. However, students should not feel alone if they are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Libraries and organizations on campus are noticing the growing anxiety in students, and they are taking steps to h...

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 1

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 1

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 2, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Harassment was reported on the 2000 block of Joanne Lane around 1 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the victim was receiving emails from an unknown offender claiming to belong to the Zetas drug cartel. The offender told the victim to send money or else the cartel would harm his family....

Petry resigns among allegations of misconduct

Petry resigns among allegations of misconduct

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 2, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Top Stories

After an investigation on accusations having to do with his conduct, University professor Joe Petry announced Friday evening he will be retiring from his position at the end of May. Petry was put on leave earlier this semester when the University started its investigation on these allegations. Petry was...

Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Two people constructed the 2,042-course final exam schedule for the spring semester. Terry Free and Chase Driskell are office administrators for Facility Management and Scheduling in the Office of the Registrar. As event specialists, the final exam schedule is one of their primary responsibilities. The w...

GradFest hopes to create tradition with senior block ‘I’ photo

GradFest hopes to create tradition with senior block ‘I’ photo

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 30, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

At this year’s GradFest on May 2, seniors celebrating their upcoming graduations will have the opportunity to recreate their 2015 freshman block photo to celebrate their progress as students at the University. For years at the University, new freshmen during Illinois Sights and Sounds have create...

Auditor calls for return of Illinois Public Media grant money

Auditor calls for return of Illinois Public Media grant money

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 30, 2019


Filed under Administration, News

A recent audit by the inspector general of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has recommended that Illinois Public Media should be asked to return more than $67,000 in federal grant money due to discoveries of accounting errors overestimating non-federal financial support. Illinois Public Media,...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 29

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 29

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 30, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1600 block of Bloomington Road around 7 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, an unknown offender smashed the front windshield of the victim’s vehicle was smashed. Theft was reported at Douglas Park, 512 E. Grove St., around 5 p.m. Sunday. Acco...

Rumors spread of multiple reports of batteries on campus

Rumors spread of multiple reports of batteries on campus

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 29, 2019


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

University students were in a frenzy late Wednesday night after social media posts and messages began to spread a rumor that local gangs were beating University students with bricks. The rumors presented different scenarios for each incident. Some reports indicated beatings were reported at the Main...

Study reveals importance of demographic representation in medical profession

Study reveals importance of demographic representation in medical profession

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


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

Berkelee Asare, junior in LAS, knew she wanted to become a doctor during her sophomore year of high school when she sought a black dermatologist for her skin problems but had difficulty finding one. Now, she is on the pre-medical track studying chemistry with a minor in African American studies. Her h...

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