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Editorial: Looking back on a bumpy 2016

Students celebrate after the Cubs win Game 7 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians on Nov. 2 on Green Street.
December 12, 2016

Much of the past year, and the fall semester in particular, was weird, frustrating, sad, scary and, in some cases,  completely unprecedented. We could gripe about ways we wish our campus, nation and...

Campus still shaken after September shooting

Police cars are parked at the intersection of Green and Fourth Street after a shooting that took place early Sunday morning.
December 12, 2016

When shots rang out on Green St. on the night of Sept. 25, the campus reacted quickly and the effects were long-lasting. One student walking home, Camille Baer, an Illini Media Company employee, turned...

Taking a look back at administration throughout the semester

President-elect Timothy L. Killeen listens intently during the board of trustees meeting at the Illini Union on March 12, 2015. He announced a plan to provide more financial aid to middle class students.
December 12, 2016

First dean of College of Medicine announced — Aug. 30 Dr. King Li was appointed to serve as the inaugural dean for the College of Medicine and began on Oct. 1. His main goals included starting to hire...

Illini Republicans president resigns after internal backlash

A student, part of the Illini Republicans Club, holds up a handmade sign supporting Trump at a debate watch party.
December 12, 2016

Former president of the Illini Republicans, Chris Piper, had a controversial semester. While in Marion, Illinois, working for a political campaign, members of his club doubted his leadership and asked...

Student Senate implements new constitution

President Ron Lewis of the Student Senate facilitates the General Meeting held at the Illini Union on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. (DSC_0105)
December 12, 2016

From approving Indigenous People’s Day to the advocating for sexual assault awareness, the Illinois Student Senate made some big changes this semester. Perhaps one of the biggest changes the senate...

University police and administration meet to combat crime

A member of the Board of Trustees claps for the new chancellor Robert J. Jones.
December 12, 2016

  Chancellor Robert Jones settled into his first official week at the University after a shooting on Green Street. A month later, there was another shooting on Green Street. Two months later, he...

Campus activism highlights political diversity

Students gather at Alma Mater to march through the Quad and down Green Street in order to protest President Elect Donald Trump on Friday.
December 12, 2016

As the nation faced protests and a divisive election, the University community mirrored the sentiments. For Muhammad Yousef, senior in LAS and president of Students for Justice in Palestine, the increased...

Semester of crime bursts campus safety bubble

Police officers investigate what happened after a shooting that took place.
December 12, 2016

Throughout the semester, students have been confronted with the difficult truth that the University campus is not a safety bubble. “You’re not getting away from urban situations here, they’re...

Top 10 moments of the semester

Students celebrate after the Cubs win Game 7 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, November 2 on Green Street at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.
December 12, 2016

As the semester dwindles and winter break approaches, have a look back at some of the key events that occurred at the University this fall. Below is a compiled list of some of the most impactful or ground-breaking...

Appreciating the University from an outsider’s perspective

Appreciating the University from an outsider's perspective
December 12, 2016

Change happens constantly. It can be something simple, such as a new menu item at our favorite restaurant. Or, it can send rippling effects through our entire lives, such as changing schools. Throughout...

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