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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

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Lindsay L. Johnson, a former student of the University, secretly gave birth to a child in a bathroom of Bousfield Hall on March 13th 2016.

[Photo] Denial prevents people from getting help

Lindsay L. Johnson, a former student of the University,...

Country music superstar Garth Brooks performs at the Valley View Casino Center on Nov. 5, 2015 in San Diego, Calif. Tickets for Brooks Champaign show were in high demand, causing the ticket server to crash.

Garth Brooks breaks ticket sales record in Champaign

Apr. 4 update: Trisha Yearwood will no longer be joining...

President-elect Timothy L. Killeen proposed a new financial aid plan remarkably similar to the old plan.

[Photo] UI’s new financial aid plan isn’t really new

President-elect Timothy L. Killeen proposed a new financial...

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.

Killeen presents Board of Trustees with new middle class financial-aid program

(10:10 a.m.) The Board of Trustees are now meeting...

Abbas Benmamoun explains the purpose of the newly approved background check policy at the Senate Executive Committee meeting Monday.

University Vice Provost takes new job at Duke

The man in charge of retaining faculty at the University...

Graduating students from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences walk onto stage during the fall convocation ceremony. A petition is circulating among students to bring former President Barack Obama to Convocation.

Majority of Illini find employment success post graduation

Two-thirds of recent graduates found jobs in Illinois...

Associate Chancellor for Diversity Assata Zerai kicked off the Chancellor and Provost’s committee on LGBTQ Concern luncheon at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Thursday.

Committee discusses identifying sexuality in applications

No statistics are kept on the sexual orientations of...

John Wilkin - Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson 
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian - is named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost.

Next interim provost brings campus budget reform experience

Another name was added to the list of interim administration...

John Wilkin - Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson 
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian - is named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost.

University library dean named interim provost

Library Dean John Wilkin has been named the next interim...

Protestors gather on the Quad for the Immigration rally on Thursday, Feb. 9.

UI students, employees to join nationwide rally against immigration ban

University students and employees joined 55 campuses...

Photo Courtesy of Dedra Williams

A conversation with the next chairman of the Board of Trustees

Trustee Tim Koritz was recently elected to serve as...

Students and faculty gather Friday for the College of Laws panel discussing President Donald Trumps executive order limiting immigration from the Middle East.

College of Law panel explains impact of Trump immigration ban

 The College of Law held a panel Friday about President...

Students present venture projects and participate in the Cozad New Venture Competition, a three-month-long process hosted by the Technology Entrepreneur Center, which highlights student entrepreneurs.

[Photo] Technology competition presents students with startup opportunity

Students present venture projects and participate in...

Gregory Hall is located on 810 S Wright St. Two computer labs in the basement of the building will start renovations spring 2020.

College of Media commencement speaker: ‘I get why Mr. Trump appeals to good people’

The New York Times attorney who defended stories concerning...

Interim Vice Chancellor Edward Feser and Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson find that they are able to laugh with the SEC during the discussion of serious matters. Urbana, IL on Monday, April 25.

Administration hopes to name Interim Provost Feser’s successor soon

Interim Provost Ed Feser’s departure leaves another...

Students gather to listen to a protestor outside of the Illini Union in 1984.

State budget impasse shrinks University’s 150th celebration

Plans for the University’s 150-year celebration have...

Chairman of the Board Edward L. Macmillan runs the meeting held by the Board of Trustees at the Illini Union on Thursday, Sept. 8,  2016.

UI receives last planned state payment, future uncertain

 Newly elected chairman Tim Koritz ended Thursday’s...

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees holds a meeting at the Illini Union on Jan. 18, 2017.

Board of Trustees met to discuss tuition, enrollment growth

(9:40 a.m.) — The public session of the University...

Students study in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building in Champaign, IL. October 4, 2016.

Killeen to debut plans to increase campus enrollment

University president Timothy Killeen will outline plans...

Lindsay L. Johnson, a former student of the University, secretly gave birth to a child in a bathroom of Bousfield Hall on March 13th 2016.

[Photo] Lindsay Johnson’s pre-trial date set for Feb. 21

Lindsay L. Johnson, a former student of the University,...

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.

Taking a look back at administration throughout the semester

First dean of College of Medicine announced — Aug....

A member of the Board of Trustees claps for the new chancellor Robert J. Jones.

University police and administration meet to combat crime

  Chancellor Robert Jones settled into his...

Police cars are parked at the intersection of Green and Fourth streets after a shooting that took place Sept. 25.

UIPD to review classroom policing after incident makes professor uncomfortable

A stolen cell phone ignited a debate about a larger...

Robert Carr speaks during the Give Something Back event.

Alumnus gives $1 million for scholarships, talks importance of education

Both Chancellor Robert Jones and alumnus Robert Carr...

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

Administration discusses future of undocumented students, faculty

In response to a petition on campus requesting that...

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

Sanctuary petition circulates, Illinois House scheduled to vote on ACCESS bill

A petition to make the University a sanctuary for undocumented...

Students gather at Alma Mater to march through the Main Quad and down Green Street in order to protest President-elect Donald Trump on Friday.

Academic Senate reacts to U.S. presidential election results

“What ifs” dominated Monday’s Academic Senate...

Presidents salaries for Big Ten schools

Presidents’ salaries for Big Ten schools

Illinois Timothy Killeen: $600,000 Term began:...

Interim Vice Chancellor Edward Feser (left) and Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson (right) listen during the SEC meeting in Urbana, IL on Monday, April 25, 2016.

See what prominent UI officials make annually

University President President Timothy Killeen:...

Interim Vice Chancellor Edward Feser and Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson listen during the SEC meeting in Urbana on April 25.

Board to vote on College of Medicine degree, confirm Wilson’s appointment

College of Medicine updates The Board of Trustees...

Senator Scott Bennett addresses the student senate regarding financial issues in the Illini Union on February 3, 2016.

Post-election University works to improve relations with public officials

Now that the election season is over, other concerns...

University hopes to secure state funding

University hopes to secure state funding

As UI President Timothy Killeen prepares to roll out...

Chancellor Robert Jones attends his first Senate Executive Commitee meeting in the English Building on Monday.

Chancellor calls for review of diversity programs

While the University funnels millions of dollars into...

Interim Vice Chancellor Edward Feser and Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson listen during the SEC meeting in Urbana, IL on Monday, April 25.

University seeking more money due to budget impasse

The University is seeking the same amount of money...

Chancellor Robert Jones attends his first Senate Executive Commitee meeting in the English Building on Monday.

Killeen, Jones optimistic about University’s budget outlook

President Timothy Killeen and Chancellor Robert Jones addressed the ongoing budget crisis at Monday’s annual meeting of the faculty. They acknowledged the challenges but remained hopeful about the situation.

Chancellor Robert Jones and President Timothy Killeen...

An exterior view of Lincoln Hall, home to several LAS majors, on October 5th, 2016.

Camargo named interim dean of LAS

An associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and...

The University of Illinois Foundation can be found in Harker Hall on the northeast side of the Main Quad. August 17, 2016

UI Foundation receives more gifts, fewer large donations

Donations to the University of Illinois Foundation...

Vice Chancellor Renee Romano speaks at the Senate Executive Committee meeting on Monday, October 3. Romano has decided to repeat the student trustee election, which will be held from April 26 to April 27.

Vice chancellor for student affairs announces May retirement

The vice chancellor for student affairs announced she...

Renee Romano, vice chancellor for student affairs, announced she will retire in May 2017.

Vice chancellor for student affairs announces May retirement

The vice chancellor for student affairs announced she...

Students study in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building in Champaign, IL. October 4, 2016.

UI to increase enrollment by 20 percent through online master’s programs

An increase in online degrees could help the University...

Chancellor Robert Jones and Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Provost Ed Feser go over documents at the Senate Executive Committee meeting on Monday.

Faculty health insurance still up in the air

The cost of student health insurance will potentially...

UIUC President Timothy Killeen addresses the Board of Trustees during a meeting at the Illini Union on Thursday, Sept.  8, 2016.

University cuts 3 percent of non-instructional staff for budget cuts

The University of Illinois system cut 484 non-instructional...

$25 million gift from Siebel to fund Siebel Center for design construction

$25 million gift from Siebel to fund Siebel Center for design construction

Funding for construction of the new Siebel Center for...

Alma Mater welcomes new students to campus.

Admission offers continue to increase, enrollment numbers remain stagnant

More students are applying to the University than...

Robert J. Jones, chancellor - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Taken Monday, September 26, 2016.

The Daily Illini sat down with Robert Jones on his first day as chancellor

Chancellor Robert Jones' office was not unpacked when...

Interim Vice Chancellor Edward Feser (left) and Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson (right) listen during the SEC meeting in Urbana, IL on Monday, April 25, 2016.

University faces “unhappy situation” with decrease in state funding

The University faces a $50 million budget shortfall...

Source: Campus Faculty Association

UI employees could face increased healthcare costs or less coverage

Some say Illinois has not been a good health care partner. Claudia...

The Alma Mater stands at the corner of Green and Wright on Sept. 10.

University 44th among all national universities in 2017 ranking

U.S. News and World Report released its annual college...

Interim Vice Chancellor Edward Feser and Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson listen during the SEC meeting in Urbana, IL on  April 25.

Interim Chancellor Wilson promoted to second-in-command of University system

President Timothy Killeen promoted Interim Chancellor...

The Board of Trustees approved a $100,000 bonus for University president Timothy L. Killeen at its meeting on Sept. 8.

UI sees record enrollment, Killeen receives $100K incentive amidst budget cuts

The Board of Trustees approved a $100,000 performance-based...

UI 150th anniversary celebration plans scaled back due to budget cuts

UI 150th anniversary celebration plans scaled back due to budget cuts

The UI system is preparing to launch a Sesquicentennial...

Chairman of the Board Edward L. Macmillan runs the meeting held by the Board of Trustees at the Illini Union on Thursday, Sept. 8,  2016.

LIVE: Board of Trustees meet to approve appointments, review enrollment numbers

(11:24 a.m.) Killeen’s bonus was awarded, along with...

Elizabeth Mucha, a senior in LAS and a member of Amnesty International Chapter 124, rallies supporters of the 2013 Slut Walk to call awareness to sexual assault.

UI board updates on sexual assault policies

Sexual assault remains an important safety concern...

President of the Arizona-based Yavapai Native American tribe Bernadine Burnette and other tribe members toured the Sustainable Student Farm Wednesday during the tribes visit to see Wassaja Hall. The new residence hall was named after Yavapai descendant, Carlos Montezuma.

Yavapai tribe visits UI to tour first building named after Native American

When Bernadine Burnette, the president of the Arizona-based...

The Board of Trustees approved a $100,000 bonus for University president Timothy L. Killeen at its meeting on Sept. 8.

UI trustees review academic unit planning, revised Lovie contract

  University officials discussed classes offered...

Dr. King Li; director of the Translational Science Institute (TSI), Chair Radiology department. Works with scientists and bringing commercialization into key labs.Genomics lab, Nutrition building rm 319.

College of Medicine dean excited revolutionize field, connect with community patients

Dr. King Li was named the inaugural dean for the College of Medicine Tuesday and already is looking ahead to hiring new faculty, submitting accreditation reports and finishing curriculum plans.

Dr. King Li will need a specific vision for the College...

An emergency pole seen on the quad.

Police offer tips after third sexual assault

The UIPD highlights sexual assault resources available for students on campus, such as the Women's Resources Center, the Counseling Center and R.A.C.E.S.

The University of Illinois Police Department is reminding...

Dr. King Li; director of the Translational Science Institute (TSI), Chair Radiology department. Works with scientists and bringing commercialization into key labs. Genomics lab, Nutrition building rm 319. Photo courtesy Illinois News Bureau.

King Li selected for University College of Medicine dean

Update 10:30 a.m.: The Carle Illinois College of Medicine...

University struggles with retention, 73 faculty resign in 2016

University struggles with retention, 73 faculty resign in 2016

Just as students come and go each year, professors...

San Kim (Freshmen, Political Science) inhabits what would typically be used as a lounge for Scott Hall in the Six Pack. Champaign, IL. August 24, 2016.

Sixty students live in University housing lounges

University Housing has transformed some residence hall lounges into rooms.

Joshua Barker and his roommates sometimes feel like...

T.I.S. — the former bookstore — is now The Illini Shop.

UPDATE: T.I.S. Bookstore stops selling books, rebrands to Illini Shop

Students stood outside the Illini Union Bookstore...

T.I.S. — the former bookstore — is now The Illini Shop in Champaign. Because of this change, the Illini Union Bookstore is now the sole bookstore on campus.

T.I.S. Bookstore stops selling books, rebrands to Illini Shop

Students may face longer lines and wait times this...

College of Medicine dean search continues

College of Medicine dean search continues

The College of Medicine’s first dean will be named...

6 new deans hired, provost search continues

6 new deans hired, provost search continues

The search to find a permanent provost will not begin until after Chancellor Jones formally assumes his position Oct. 3.

As students prepare to return to classes, they’ll...

Edward Seidel will serve as the interim vice president for research at the University.

Seidel named as interim vice president for research

The director of the National Center for Supercomputing...

Campus cuts: 50 ways the state budget impasse impacts the University

Campus cuts: 50 ways the state budget impasse impacts the University

Patricia Rodriguez is a first-generation student from...

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson speaks at the Deloitte Auditorium of the Business Instructional Facility.

Update: UI creates mascot implementation committee

The campus is moving forward with implementing the...

Academic Senate to vote on hiring policy change after Salaita controversy

New professors who begin teaching classes in August...

UPDATE: Non tenure faculty to start second round of strikes after coalition vote

Update 4:30 p.m.: Shawn Gilmore, President of the Nontenured...

Updated: Non Tenure Faculty Coalition continues fight for contract negotiations

Updated: Non Tenure Faculty Coalition continues fight for contract negotiations

Update 3:25 p.m.: The union tweeted that they are giving...

Non-Tenure Faculty Union members vote to explore striking

A group of non-tenure faculty is considering the...

College of Medicine narrows dean search, prepares for first students

College of Medicine narrows dean search, prepares for first students

Tweet: College of Medicine narrows in on dean search...

Provost working to create new budget model

The lack of a state budget remains a leading conversation...

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson speaks with The Daily Illinis Editorial Board on Jan. 14 at the University of Illinois-Chicago campus. Wilson discussed the Universitys search for a new athletic director, among many other University-related matters.

Chancellor search committee concludes series of input discussions

While the search for Urbana’s next chancellor has...

Year driven by breaking news

Year driven by breaking news

In my opening column as editor-in-chief, I asked The...

Say goodbye to bunk beds when youre in an apartment.

[Photo] Living in an apartment brings added responsibilities, conveniences

Say goodbye to bunk beds when you're in an apartment.

With a new year, a new focus

With a new year, a new focus

Since 1871, The Daily Illini has provided news for...

Shift in leadership creates salary change

Shift in leadership creates salary change

Former Chancellor Phyllis WiseSeptember 2011 to August...

President Timothy Killeen and National Center for Supercomputing Applications Director Ed Seidel perform at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Ellnora Guitar Festival Saturday. 

A different side of President Timothy Killeen

As University President Timothy Killeen got up on...

Chancellor Dr. Phyllis Wise speaks during an interview at Swanlund Administration Building on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.

University accepts Wise's second resignation

UPDATE (4:25 p.m.) UI spokesperson Tom Hardy said Wise...

Soon-to-be-former University Chancellor Phyllis Wise is at the center of emails released Friday by the University detailing tensions between Wise and former Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy. 

Wise consults lawyers, rejects new position

UPDATE (9:05 p.m.) — University spokesperson...

Taking advantage of dining hall specialty restaurants makes credits well-spent

Taking advantage of dining hall specialty restaurants makes credits well-spent

It’s Friday? Yes, which means it’s time to go to...

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