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Community Cat Day helps feral cats

Community Cat Day helps feral cats

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2018


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

The University's Shelter Medicine Program launched an initiative that provides opportunities for Veterinary Medicine students to gain hands-on experience while improving the health of feral cats. The program, called Community Cat Day, was made possible by a $15,000 grant from the Best Friends Animal S...

Movement creator of “me too.” shares journey behind campaign against sexual violence

Movement creator of “me too.”  shares journey behind campaign against sexual violence

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 19, 2018


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

Although most people have learned about the “me too.” movement in the past year when #MeToo gained popularity on the Internet, the campaign was created a decade ago by civil rights activist Tarana Burke. On Tuesday, Burke shared her revolutionary journey behind the rallying cry for survivors...

Illinois vs. USF: Press Box Bundle

Illinois vs. USF: Press Box Bundle

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

As I begin to cover my fourth season of Illinois football, I wanted to try something new. After each Illinois game, I will be sharing what I like to call the Press Box Bundle. Here you can catch up on all the information you might have missed during The Daily Illini sports staff’s coverage of the ...

Student crafts career out of hand-built furniture

Student crafts career out of hand-built furniture

By Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

John Bieber has done woodworking since he was 15 years old. Now, he’s trying to make a business out of his hobby. Bieber, junior in ACES, runs JB Woodshop — a business where he creates custom, affordable furniture for other students. He learned his woodworking skills from his father, but Bieber...

Illini Union hosts sexual assault gallery

Illini Union hosts sexual assault gallery

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Short stories of what people were wearing when they were sexually assaulted, along with items of clothing that complement these stories, will be on display in the Illini Union Art Gallery until Sept. 27. The “What Were You Wearing?” art exhibit opened on Thursday. Many of the featured stories...

Dispose of gum properly, don’t leave it behind

Dispose of gum properly, don’t leave it behind

By Lucas Oswald, Columnist

September 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Top Stories

It’s happened to all of us at one point or another: that immediate feeling of disgust you get after squishing a stray digit into the sticky remains of chewed gum stuck underneath a desk or a seat in a lecture hall. We’ve all felt that instinct to burn everything you’ve touched and will touch until yo...

Obama’s visit brightens students’ rainy day

Obama’s visit brightens students’ rainy day

By Gillian Dunlop, Managing Editor for Reporting

September 10, 2018


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

Though caught in a relentless downpour that left people completely drenched, students still stood outside Foellinger Auditorium on Friday in hopes of catching a glimpse of former President Barack Obama. Obama visited the University to accept the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government. Over 22,00...

Obama urges students to vote, addresses current issues

Obama urges students to vote, addresses current issues

By Karen Liu and Gillian Dunlop, News Editor and Managing Editor for Reporting

September 7, 2018


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

Former President Barack Obama urged students to vote in the upcoming midterm elections during his speech on Friday at Foellinger Auditorium. Obama came to the University to accept the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government. "As a citizen, I am here to deliver a simple message and that is...

The people behind independent living for students with disabilities

The people behind independent living for students with disabilities

By Karen Liu, News Editor

September 6, 2018


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

Every morning, as the sun hits his eyes, Aaron Brannen is ready to start his day. But there is one catch — he needs to wait for his personal assistant to help him out of bed. Brannen, senior in Media and former Illini media employee, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and has compromised motor sk...

Violence against media today

Violence against media today

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase

For his work uncovering local government corruption, Leobardo Vázquez, a 48-year-old Mexican journalist, was threatened and intimidated by undisclosed sources in an attempt to get him to stop writing about the city’s mayor. Vázquez refused to back down. And on March 21, he was shot to death by unknown...

University hires new faculty over summer

University hires new faculty over summer

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Over the summer, three faculty members from other universities joined the University under the President’s Distinguished Faculty Hiring Program, and a University professor was appointed the dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The three faculty members who joined the Urbana-Champaign cam...

Obama to speak on campus

Obama to speak on campus

By Karen Liu, News Editor

August 30, 2018


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

Former President of the United States Barack Obama is scheduled to appear on campus to accept the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government on Sept. 7. Obama will also speak at Foellinger Auditorium at 11 a.m. Tickets will be made available to students of the University System, but not to the...

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