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Suburban Express advertises refund form in provocative email

Suburban Express advertises refund form in provocative email

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Over the next six months, former Suburban Express customers will cash out on owner Dennis Toeppen’s legal fees.  The form for customers to submit payment requests closed last week. Anyone who bought Suburban Express tickets since April 23, 2014 could apply for up to $20 of the company’s $100,0...

Denial of information leads UI to potential lawsuit

Denial of information leads UI to potential lawsuit

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 10, 2019

After filing and being denied several requests for reports of sexual misconduct happening on campus, a graduate student turned to the Champaign County Circuit Court for further action. On Sept. 23, John Bambenek, doctoral student in Informatics, filed a complaint with the circuit court claiming these...

Illinois plays in Texas, Oklahoma

Illinois plays in Texas, Oklahoma

By Danielle Rhody, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

This weekend, the Illinois women’s tennis team played in two different tournaments, six players went to play in the Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas, and three went to the ITA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which yielded mixed results for the Illini. Sophomore Shivani Ingle, freshman Emily Casa...

Illini win against Boilermakers 3-1

Illini win against Boilermakers 3-1

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

On Sunday, the No. 18-ranked Illinois volleyball team (8-5, 3-1) finished its weekend road trip against No. 17 Purdue (9-4,1-3), winning the match three sets to one behind a career-high for kills from junior Megan Cooney. After winning both road matches, the team is now on a three-match win streak, ...

VR technology initiatives seek further support to provide more experiences in academia

VR technology initiatives seek further support to provide more experiences in academia

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Members of the Consumer Economics and Finance club visited the Innovation Studio and Virtual Reality Lab in the Armory on Wednesday. Members spoke about how VR can be used in their field. “We talked about how it’s going to play a huge role in real estate, especially because you can tour the hou...

Campus preacher Brother Jed sparks conversation on free speech

Campus preacher Brother Jed sparks conversation on free speech

By Clare Budin, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 3, 2019

As students walk through the Main Quad every day, it is not uncommon to see preachers who often speak to nothingness, but also commonly attract crowds that form around them to listen as well. These campus preachers aren’t unique to the University, however. At Indiana University, a confrontation between a cam...

Kawai competes in 2019 Oracles ITA Masters

Kawai competes in 2019 Oracles ITA Masters

By Danielle Rhody, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2019

This weekend, Illinois junior Asuka Kawai competed in the 2019 Oracles ITA Masters at Pepperdine University, in Malibu, California. There were 32 men and 32 women from around the nation who played in the four-day tournament. Kawai was the top returning player from the Big Ten Conference and came into the tournament ranked...

Urbana assesses pavements to improve road conditions

Urbana assesses pavements to improve road conditions

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 1, 2019

In order to develop a multiyear paving and preservation plan, the city of Urbana has contracted with Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. to assess the pavement conditions across the city. Assessments of pavement started Thursday and will continue until Friday, according to a press release. An APTech...

Global climate crisis strike sparks reaction, discussion

Global climate crisis strike sparks reaction, discussion

By Heather Robinson, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

In response to the global strike that took place Sept. 20, there has been an increase in discussion surrounding the climate crisis both on and off campus. Students and members of the local community gathered to join in protesting the government’s lack of influence in combating climate change.  C...

Class of 2023 demonstrates historical diversity

Class of 2023 demonstrates historical diversity

By Kimberly Belser and Julie Kang

September 26, 2019

The University welcomed the “most diverse” class in history, according to the Report on the Entering Class of 2019.  The report included greater enrollment of African American and Latinx students, as well as women, transfer students and students from rural areas.  The Illinois Commitment program pla...

Illini hockey looks forward to season

Illini hockey looks forward to season

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Cheif

September 25, 2019

The Illini club hockey team will open its 2019-2020 season against Illinois State Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Illinois Ice Arena.  The Illini are looking forward to their season opener, feeling confident their hard work in practice will translate to beating the Redbirds. This year's practices have be...

UIPD to offer Community Police Academy

UIPD to offer Community Police Academy

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 24, 2019

The Community Police Academy is offering a four-week training program for University students and staff to learn about the field of law enforcement.  Hosted at the University of Illinois Police Department, the program will last three hours on Wednesdays beginning in October. Some lessons will incl...

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