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

Matt Troher

Matt Troher, Assistant Features Editor

Hello! I'm Matt Troher, and I'm a senior studying journalism and English. After previously serving as the Investigative News & Longform Editor, I am now serving as the Assistant Features Editor for The Daily Illini. I joined the staff in the early winter of 2020 and have been writing ever since, covering the COVID-19 pandemic, Champaign-Urbana politics, campus life, and what it means to be a college student in this crazy time. Outside of the newsroom and the classroom, I'm a captain for Adventure Club (a social club unique to the University of Illinois) and a dedicated fan of Swindon Town Football Club and Illini Athletics. I also enjoy reading, watching movies, cooking, jogging, playing tennis, and spending too much time on social media.

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Content by Matt Troher
How are NetIDs created?

How are NetIDs created?

September 1, 2022
In retrospect: Arthur Galston and the fight against Agent Orange

In retrospect: Arthur Galston and the fight against Agent Orange

The former UI PhD student inadvertently helped create Agent Orange, then became it's sharpest critic.
August 10, 2022
Seven07 has been under fire for inadequate services regarding water and living conditions during the areas largest snowstorm of the season.

Seven07 tenants experience water issues, poor living conditions

Seven07's management company, The Cardinal Group, manages over 150 properties across the country — tenants at some have raised similar issues.
February 16, 2022
The front cover of Walrus, a student-run publication from the 60s. The Special Educational Opportunities Project, also known as Project 500, recruited students from underrepresented populations, and its implementation received mixed criticism from the student body.

Looking back: Project 500 in retrospect

In 1968, 565 students from underrepresented minority communities were recruited attend the University of Illinois as part of Project 500. Miscommunication regarding housing for the newly-admitted students led to a protest at the Illini Union — and the arrest of over 200 students.
January 19, 2022
As University administration salary rises, so does tuition

As University administration salary rises, so does tuition

An explanatory look at rising tuition, administrative salaries and how public universities are funded
November 24, 2021
The Illini Chabad House stands on the corner of Armory Avenue and Arbor street.

Portraits of faith: ‘Physically distant, emotionally close’

Jewish institutions adapt, overcome pandemic constraints
March 1, 2021
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