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ISR construction to continue until August 2020

ISR construction to continue until August 2020

By Howard Yun, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The Illinois Street Residential Hall Renovation and Addition Project began May 7 and is expected to continue until August 2020. During construction, the north entrance on Green Street will not be available. Work hours during summer will be from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. During these peri...

The unseen side of becoming a veterinarian

The unseen side of becoming a veterinarian

By Brooke Eberle, Interim editor-in-chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Alexis Davidson, junior in ACES, was told never to become a veterinarian. Teachers warned her of the downsides. According to The Boston Globe, the suicide rates of vets are four to six times that of the average person. Vet students spend the same amount on tuition as medical students, but go ...

Victim targeted in overnight shooting

Victim targeted in overnight shooting

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Managing Editor for Reporting

May 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A 21-year-old male from Danville suffered serious gunshot wounds around 12:45 a.m. on Sunday. The victim and his friends were walking back to a vehicle after a party on the 1100 block of South Second Street when he was shot. Police believe the male was the "intended target," and there are no indicators...

Suspected shooting near First & Armory

Suspected shooting near First & Armory

By Brooke Eberle, Brand Manager

May 13, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

University students reported multiple shots fired around 1 a.m. near the corner of First and Armory. Malec Caudell, senior in Media, and Logan Tipsword, junior in LAS, said they were in their fraternity when they heard the shots go off. Police arrived and blocked off the area from Second Street and...

Construction projects wrap up, some remain for the summer

Construction projects wrap up, some remain for the summer

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

As the semester comes to an end, several construction projects across the campus have been substantially completed, and some remain to be completed over the summer. According to Steve Breitwieser, communications officer of Facilities and Services, capital improvement projects have been completed over the ...

Housing option nurtures women in STEM

Housing option nurtures women in STEM

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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

The University has one of the top engineering schools in the country, according to Business Insider and  the U.S. News and World Report. Several resources on campus are dedicated to encouraging women to study STEM fields. Lydia Khuri is the program director of the Women in Math, Science and Engineering housing option. WIMSE houses 135 women every...

Being an architecture major isn’t easy

Being an architecture major isn’t easy

By Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

According to Jessica Duschean, her studies require roughly 30 hours of work a week. A Tab sleep survey found architecture majors get the least amount of sleep, with an average of 5.28 hours each night. Duschean,  sophomore in FAA studying architecture, can attest to this fact. “I don’t think...

Japan House to host Gallery Days starting Thursday

Japan House to host Gallery Days starting Thursday

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 1, 2018


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

The Japan House in Urbana will begin hosting its Gallery Days beginning May 3, featuring free demonstrations and presentations each afternoon. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony as well as view the house’s unique collections of tea equipment, kim...

A journey reenvisioned

A journey reenvisioned

By James Boyd, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Longform, Showcase

The high bar in men’s gymnastics stretches just under 8 feet wide and is raised just over 9 feet into the air. Joey Peters is in the middle of a routine, and as he spins around the bar, he releases his left hand, spins 180 degrees and then reattaches it to the bar. Now with his eyes facing the mat, Peters dro...

Illinois leans liberal in felon voting laws

Illinois leans liberal in felon voting laws

By Haipei Wu, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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

Although former felons are allowed to vote in Illinois, Mike Ingram, a Democrat running for the District 6 seat on the Champaign County Board, said he has encountered many former felons on the campaign trail who are unaware they can vote. “During my campaign for the county board, I always have a c...

UI student receives Luckmann Award for mosquito study

UI student receives Luckmann Award for mosquito study

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 25, 2018


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

Entomology doctoral student Allison Parker received the 2018 William H. Luckmann Award for research on mosquito production in residential neighborhoods of varying socio-economic status. This award provides funds to support student attendance and presentation of research at either this year's Entomolo...

NASA executive to speak on data science

NASA executive to speak on data science

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

Kevin Murphy, NASA Program executive for Earth Science Data Systems, will be featured in a data science lecture hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on Tuesday. Larry Di Girolamo, professor in Atmospheric Sciences, said in an email he invited Murphy to discuss how NASA Earth...

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