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Young the Giant captivates Canopy Club

Young the Giant captivates Canopy Club

By Erin Cady, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

In cold temperatures and high winds, students, community members and even some out-of-towners queued up in a line that wrapped around the corner of The Canopy Club to see Young the Giant play Tuesday night. Hundreds of people were in line, waiting patiently for their turn to find the perfect spot...

University group analyzes sports betting legalization

University group analyzes sports betting legalization

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 19, 2019


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

Illinois lawmakers are negotiating the legalization of sports gambling. A recent analysis by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute shows the state could benefit from the practice. Frank Manzo from the ILEPI and Robert Bruno from Project for Middle Class Renewal co-authored the report at the Univers...

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant News Editor

February 18, 2019


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

As part of a bigger project to improve mobility in the Champaign-Urbana community, 42 trees from Wright Street and Armory Avenue are marked with large, pink “X”s and are scheduled to be removed. Brent Lewis, University landscape architect, said the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project is working ...

A long way to go

A long way to go

By Taylor Howard, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Longform, Showcase

Fifty years later University students are still fighting for what was proposed to administration 50 years later. Alumnus and then-student leader Bradley Harrison said the United States is racially divided, especially when it came to interacting with other students at the University. “I wou...

College of Engineering holds Amazon Alexa skills workshop

College of Engineering holds Amazon Alexa skills workshop

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 13, 2019


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

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are holding an Amazon Alexa skills workshop on Feb. 21 for those who wanted to learn how to create Alexa skills and launch them on a device. Catharine Ingram, coordinator of student innovation and entrepreneurship programs at the University, sa...

Illini Statistics Club hosts second annual Datathon

Illini Statistics Club hosts second annual Datathon

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 12, 2019


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

The University’s Illini Statistics Club will be hosting its second annual Datathon from Friday to Sunday. In teams of four, participants will be working to solve a large, complex data set provided by Synchrony Financial. In one weekend beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, students will apply their quantitati...

A long way to go

A long way to go

By Taylor Howard, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Longform, Showcase, Top Stories

A few short months after Project 500, an initiative to recruit more black and brown students to the University, was implemented in 1968, minority students claimed they were still being discriminated against by administration through housing, funding and lack of equitable resources. Although students pl...

Illinois hangs on to upset No. 9 Michigan State

Illinois hangs on to upset No. 9 Michigan State

By Jake Hasan

February 5, 2019


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

The State Farm Center stands filled with orange as the tip-off for Illinois against No. 9 Michigan State neared closer. Exactly two hours and fifteen minutes later, the hardwood was filled with that same sea of orange as fans stormed the court after a dramatic 79-74 victory.  "Our crowd, our energy i...

Illini seek first top-10 win since 2013 in matchup with Michigan State

Illini seek first top-10 win since 2013 in matchup with Michigan State

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

February 5, 2019


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

Illinois has won two of its last three games to pull within one Big Ten win of its four-win conference total last season, but with No. 9 Michigan State coming to town on Tuesday night, hitting that mark won't be easy. The last time the Illini (7-15, 3-8 Big Ten, T-12th place) defeated at top-ten op...

UI grants $2 million to arts, humanities

UI grants $2 million to arts, humanities

By Clare Budin, Senior Reporter

February 4, 2019


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

The University of Illinois System has created a $2 million initiative aimed at celebrating the impact of the arts and humanities on the three campuses over the next two years. After review by University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen and other officials, 14 of the more than 50 proposals se...

A different lens: Students capture life in photography business

A different lens: Students capture life in photography business

By Anna Pevey, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

When David Pollak first experimented with filmmaking and taking photos just over four years ago, he had no idea where it would take him. “It was definitely a hobby, being a photographer,” Pollak said. “I kept taking photos, and eventually people started reaching out.” He said he began filmmak...

Musician shares experience of exploring social issues through music in Allen Hall

Musician shares experience of exploring social issues through music in Allen Hall

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 30, 2019


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

Cultural ambassador and internationally acclaimed musician, LaFrae Sci, is visiting the University to host a series of events at Allen Hall discussing numerous topics, ranging from music to social justice. Sci will hold 11 events at the University as part of Allen Hall’s Guest-in-Residence program...

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