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Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

An overview of the plans to demolish part of the Main Library and replace it with services students can utilize for books, collaborations and other purposes was addressed at the public meeting held by the Senate Committee on the Library on Thursday. Meetings are usually open to the public, but faculty a...

Team now prepares to play 2017 champions

Team now prepares to play 2017 champions

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Final Four-bound Although he’s typically known as a calm and cool personality, Illinois head volleyball coach Chris Tamas couldn’t hold back tears  while reflecting on his team’s journey to qualify for the Final Four in his second season with the program. “To do it as a head coach, just t...

Win secures Final Four spot

Win secures Final Four spot

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Beth Prince, Jordyn Poulter and Blayke Hranicka sat on the bench laughing as the clock on the Huff Hall scoreboard ticked under the 30-minute pregame mark. Two hours and 14 minutes later, the three would meet again but piled in a group hug and accompanied by their teammates, celebrating the Illinois...

Climate change report calls for local action

Climate change report calls for local action

By Clare Budin, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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

A new federal report co-authored by a University professor continues a long line of warnings by the scientific community on the impending dangers of climate change. Donald Wuebbles, professor in LAS, has co-authored numerous national and international assessments on climate change along with the recent re...

University receives grant to support undergraduates with children

University receives grant to support undergraduates with children

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 5, 2018


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

Undergraduate students, who are also parents, can sometimes be at risk of not finishing their education. However, the Department of Education has granted the University $419,000 to fund child care. After receiving the grant, the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program will conti...

Thank professors for homework over break

Thank professors for homework over break

By Kimberly Ngoh, Columnist

December 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Top Stories

I hate to admit it, but professors may be doing us a favor by assigning us homework over breaks. As much as I’d like to believe that everyone needs an occasional dose of schadenfreude, this course of action is actually a very wise proposition. Take it from me, initially guilty of carping over the brea...

A passive investigation

A passive investigation

By Aaron Navarro, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Longform, Showcase, Top Stories

About a year and half since a University report and investigation on illegal discrimination and harassment in the Facilities & Services department was released, minority workers claim the investigation was a “sham” and are coming out with their own experiences of discrimination and harassment ...

Atmospheric course blows in new direction

Atmospheric course blows in new direction

By David Ruvinskiy, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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

Eric Snodgrass, professor in LAS who teaches the popular course ATMS 120: Severe and Hazardous Weather, will leave the University in January 2019. After Snodgrass’ company, Agrible, was bought by Nutrien in July, the company offered Snodgrass the opportunity to work there full-time. Avalon Ruby, ju...

Red Herring chef shows how life is unpredictable

Red Herring chef shows how life is unpredictable

By Min Cheong Kim, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

Lauren Kolb, graduate of the University's law school, never thought she'd be a chef at Red Herring, a vegan restaurant in Urbana. “If life has taught me anything, it’s that I don’t know where I’m gonna be in two years,” Kolb said. “I haven't had a sense of what I wanted to be or what ...

Illinois to construct new Feed Technology Center

Illinois to construct new Feed Technology Center

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 27, 2018


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

The University is constructing a new Feed Technology Center for the College of ACES to replace the old feed mill at the corner of St. Mary’s Road and Fourth Street in Champaign. The new mill will cement Illinois as a nationally recognized innovation hub in animal nutrition, according to the press release....

Team set for NCAA tournament after win

Team set for NCAA tournament after win

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Illinois athletics hasn’t had a lot to cheer about in recent years. With a football program that’s gone 9-27 over the last three years and a men’s basketball team that’s setting school records for postseason futility, the “revenue sports” supposed to be the face of a university’s athleti...

Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

By Benedicte Mulumba Yenyi, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2018


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

Both campus locations of Caffe Bene will be switching to biodegradable cups, after exhausting their current plastic cup inventory, in 2019. Samuel Ham, owner of Caffe Bene on Green Street, was inspired by posts on social media urging people to stray away from single-use plastics, such as the coffee...

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