The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Jessica Berbey

Jessica Berbey, Assistant daytime editor

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GEO protest on the Quad on Feb. 26.

An overview of the GEO strike

After eleven hours of contract negotiations with the...

Members of GEO protest on the Main Quad on Feb. 26.

GEO strike continues into Wednesday

After initiating its strike Monday, the Graduate Employees'...

Photo of Brendt Christensen, convicted kidnapper and killer of visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang. Christensen was arrested on June 30, 2017 and will be sentenced at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Prosecutors do not object to Christensen trial delay

Prosecutors for the U.S. government said they do not...

Graduate employees protest for a fair contract at the Alma Mater on Jan. 18. The Graduate Employees’ Organization began bargaining with the University on March 30. Graduate employees are now over 160 days without a contract.

Graduate Employees’ Organization announces intent to strike

The Graduate Employees Organization filed an intent...

Doctoral student arrested on charges of sexual violence

Doctoral student arrested on charges of sexual violence

Prakhar Ojha, a University doctoral student, was arrested...

Decoy bicycles used to combat bicycle thefts

Decoy bicycles used to combat bicycle thefts

Attempting to combat an upsurge in bicycle thefts reported...

Anna Waller, a PHD graduate student researching a project to end world hunger. She is one of 15 finalist for her project submitted to National Geographic.

University student ‘Chasing Genius’ for $25,000

Anna Waller, a predoctoral student in Food Sciences...

The front of the Fred H. Turner Student Services Building on John St. on May 3, 2016.

Counseling Center kicks off National Suicide Prevention Week

This week marks the beginning of the National Suicide...

More classrooms integrate eText at Illinois

More classrooms integrate eText at Illinois

The University has released an innovative e-textbook,...

Students on Green Street during Unoffical St. Patricks Day. In 2015, the University was ranked the No. 1 party school by the Princeton Review, and in 2016 it was ranked No. 3. The University is now ranked No. 14. The ranking is based on a survey of 80 questions and is filled out by 137,000 students from 382 schools.

‘They’re not real’ UI says of party rankings

Historically, the University has been ranked as a top...

Helen Edna, sophomore in Business, cuts a freshly made pizza at Azzip Pizza on September 29, 2015.

Best places to eat on campus

Being away from home for the first time can be a daunting...

The marquee at The Virginia Theatre during Roger Eberts Film Festival. 

Explore the underrated treasures of downtown Champaign

Living on campus can sometimes be overwhelming,...

Research Park gains new business partner

Research Park gains new business partner

Graybar, in collaboration with the University, announced...

 Edward Seidel was appointed the new vice president of economic development and innovation. Siedel will be working with all three campuses in the University system.

Vice President for economic development and innovation chosen

Edward Seidel has been appointed vice president for...

Construction workers fix a potential underground water line that broke  in front of Cold Stone Creamery on Green Street on Monday.

Water leak in front of Cold Stone Creamery on Green St.

A potential underground line break is spouting murky...

Sign outside Masawi Grill states permanent closing.

[Photo] Mashawi Grill permanently closed

Sign outside Masawi Grill states permanent closing....

The new Slice Factory on the Green street.

Slice Factory opening delayed by mechanical work

Originally expected to begin operating in March, the...

A discussion on The State of Reproductive Justice as one of the Hot Topics Dialogues presented by YWCA of the University and the Womens Resources Center, took place at the current location of the Resource Center on Apr.10th.

Women’s Resource Center and Global Studies get new home

The Women’s Resource Center and the LAS Global Studies...

Students put their food waste, along with their plates and utensils, on a moving tray conveyor belt in the Ikenberry Dinning Hall.

Understanding the sourcing of University Dining foods

University Dining produces over 40,000 meals a day....

Local politicians, and members of the community announce the opening of the New American Welcome Center at the YMCA.

YMCA hosts press conference in regards to New American Welcome Center

On Monday, March 27, the University YMCA held a press...

Students study in the tunnel connecting the UGL and the Main Library. The murals were recently added to celebrate the University’s history.

Murals in UGL tunnel depict aspects of University’s 150-year history

Part of the new aesthetic of the Espresso Royale Café...

Comedian Daniel Tosh is performing at the State Farm Center on April 16.

Daniel Tosh to perform at State Farm Center

Comedian and host of television show “Tosh.0,”...

62 years later, electronic music still created at University

62 years later, electronic music still created at University

The Illiac Suite was the first substantial musical...

Crowds gather to listen to a panel on the Trump Administration and its impact on science and environmental law at the Chemical and Life Sciences Lab on Friday.

University’s panel discusses Trump’s impact on science

On Friday, the University’s Science Policy Group...

The Illini Union Bookstore has been running low on books this semester causing a problem for students who end up having to purchase their required books online.

University students affected by shortages at Illini Union Bookstore

Only one week into the semester, the Illini Union Bookstore...

Students spend time in the Wassaja Residents Hall lounge on Jan 16th.

University Housing contract limits students’ ability to opt out

Prior to October 2016, students living in residence...

History and Medieval Studies professor Carol Symes (left) and History and African American Studies professor (right) are the two University professors who won the NEH award and fellowships.

Two University professors awarded NEH fellowship

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships...

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.

Top 10 moments of the semester

As the semester dwindles and winter break approaches,...

University scientists discover photosynthesis research to improve plant production

University scientists discover photosynthesis research to improve plant production

By 2050, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization...

An interior view of Mumford Hall located on Gregory Drive on November 13th, 2016.

College of Aces host #AskAces Twitter Q&A

The College of ACES hosted an online Q&A from noon...

Chancellor Robert J. Jones,  Assata Zerai, Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for African Studies, and Associate Chancellor for Diversity, Ron Lewis, Student Body President, Assistant Director of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center Tekita Bankhead and others, participated in the conversation between black students and black leaders at the University at The Freedom Forum: Whose University? on Nov. 28, 2016.

Chancellor Jones discusses the UI black community with student leaders

University leaders held a panel discussion on Monday...

Students rest in La Casa Cultural Latina on Monday, Mar 07 2016.

Professor seeks change for Spanish Education

Professor Ann Abbott thinks Spanish programs nationwide need to change how they're taught.

The Spanish language has “dramatically” changed...

Five University researchers were acknowledged as Worlds Most Influential for 2017.

Eight University researchers rank amid World’s Most Influential

Eight University researchers have been recognized by...

Artifacts for the Symbols of Service exhibit sit in one of six display cases on the first floor of the Main Library. The gallery focuses on U.S. veterans and their tattoos, while also addressing other topics such as readjusting to civilian life after military service.

Library showcases veteran tattoos in month-long display

Caleb Carlson is most proud of the sun and moon tattooed...

The Beckman Institute sits north of the Engineering Quad in Champaign on Oct. 4, 2016. This year, the institute celebrates its 30th anniversary with events throughout the year.

University neuroscience researcher discusses brain imaging

Beckman Institute senior scientist Ed Maclin led a...

The observatory in Urbana offers resources for students to view the night sky.

Parkland planetarium director brings the night sky to life

The lights went off and everyone was silent. Then,...

BBQ restaurant receives backlash over sign

BBQ restaurant receives backlash over sign

Bobo’s Barbecue restaurant in Champaign has received...

Students oftentimes forego eating in order to save calories for drinking. October 16, 2016.

Drinking habits shift toward ‘Drunkorexia,’ study finds

University students starve themselves all day long...

Robbie Patton, 18-years-old at the time, appears on video from the Department of Corrections during his arraignment at the Champaign County Courthouse Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. A jury found Patton guilty of first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm on Thursday.

Green Street shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Robbie Patton, the 18-year-old being charged with first-degree...

University offers free motorcycle safety course, waives motorcycle licensing fee

University offers free motorcycle safety course, waives motorcycle licensing fee

Riding a motorcycle or moped to class can be more efficient...

Volunteers from various campus fraternities and sororities help Feed Our Starving Children by packaging meals in the Armory in Champaign, IL on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Fraternity hosts “Feed My Children MobilePack,” makes 100,000 meals

  Christian Klos, Alpha Tau Omega’s previous...

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