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

All content by Michael Semaca
College of Engineering Dean Andreas Cangellaris speaks at the University’s Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship kickoff event on Friday.

University offers new entrepreneurial degree

Students wishing to become entrepreneurs now have the...

Women and men march in protest of the president Trump administration on Saturday, Jan 21 2017.

Planning for protests: Champaign police talk strategies

Audrey Dombro, freshman in ACES, is no stranger to...

Illini Progressives President Richard Daniels (left, foreground) starts a sign-up sheet for one of the RSO’s subcommittees on Jan. 26, 2017.

Illini Progressives discusses club’s purpose at first meeting

Just as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to make...

Senator Bernie Sanders hosts a rally at the ARC last March during his run for office.

Illini for Bernie rebrands following election cycle

On Mar. 11, 2016, Richard Daniels wasn’t expecting...

The Chemistry Annex is a newly renovated building that started construction in 2014 and is now open this 2017 Spring semester.

Chemistry Annex reopens in time for spring semester classes

Classes will be held in an additional building this...

The University of Illinois police on campus.

Police blotter for December 6, 2016

University A 19-year-old female was arrested on...

College of Business professor dies at 85

College of Business professor dies at 85

The University’s renowned College of Business professor,...

Aisles of textbook in the lower level of Illini Bookstore on Sunday, Dec 4, 2016.

Alumni eco-friendly startup offers cheap textbooks

Every semester, students are expected to shell out...

Community members attend the SEC Spring 2016 Clothing Swap as an alternative to buying new clothes while simultaneously mitigating anthropogenic waste.

Climate trumps all for University environmentalists

Donald J. Trump has a well-documented history of denying...

Students line up for early voting in the Illini Union basement.

University startup correctly predicts Trump, Brexit

In the wake of Donald J. Trump’s victory in the...

The 2016 election updates are projected on the screen at the Art Theater on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Tensions high as Champaign Art Theatre watched 2016 election results

Unease was in the air as a packed Art Theatre watched...

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

College of LAS announces six alumni award winners

Six University alumni have been selected by the College...

Rep. Tammy Duckworth and Sen. Mark Kirk shake hands after their debate on Monday Oct. 3, 3016 in the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board room. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Illinois senate race heats up amidst controversy

With so much focus on who next will be sitting in the...

Bradley Woodruff, a Career Center staff, welcomes and checks in students at the Career Center on Tuesday, Jan 27 2016.

Career Center to host first fall career fair Wednesday

The University’s Career Center will be hosting its...

Second medical marijuana dispensary opens in C-U

Second medical marijuana dispensary opens in C-U

A new medical cannabis dispensary, NuMed Urbana, will...

Students reflect on favorite campus traditions

Question: What do you think is our biggest campus tradition...

University Police Department keeps campus safe, orderly

For current and former students alike, Homecoming weekend...

Students congregate at Illini Union to watch the second Presidential Debate between Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. October 9, 2016.

University project predicts presidential election results

New political polls are popping up daily to predict...

Police cars and fire trucks gather on Green Street outside of Evergreen Tobacco after the shooting.

Gun violence isn’t new to Champaign-Urbana

To students, the University campus can often feel like...

Panhandler Ghost flies a sign in Downtown Champaign on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

Local homeless shelters hit hard by state budget cuts

With Campustown’s constant presence of homeless individuals,...

University fosters entrepreneurship through patents, but with a catch

University fosters entrepreneurship through patents, but with a catch

  Among its elite alumni, the University boasts...

Universitys nuclear fusion device receives million dollar grant

University’s nuclear fusion device receives million dollar grant

The Department of Energy awarded a $1.05 million grant...

Student Body President Ron Lewis holds a public forum during the Illinois Student Senates first meeting at the Illini Union Pine Lounge on Aug. 24.

Student Senate considering changes to constitution

Changes could be coming to the Illinois Student Senate’s...

Champaign-Urbana community unifies for LGBT issues

Veronica Bleaus sat on the back of a convertible clutching...

The interior of one the Blue Waters super computers on July 12.

Supercomputing group receives $110m grant

  A network of supercomputers funded by the government...

Flags flap in the wind on the Bardeen Quad during a 2014 event sponsored by the Counseling Center for National Suicide Prevention Week, which started Monday. Workers from the Counseling Center placed 1100 flags on the quad yesterday morning to represent the approximately 1100 college students who commit suicide each year. Passersby could then write encouraging messages to show their support.

Suicide prevention awareness spread on engineering quad

As part of National Suicide Prevention Week, the University’s...

The exterior of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center on Sept. 3.

College of Media interim dean plans for uncertain future

With an uncertain future looming over the College of...

Urbana lowers pot fine to $50

Urbana lowers pot fine to $50

The fee for marijuana possession of less than 30 grams...

Marijuana fine councilman suggested drastic cut

The Urbana City Council is considering an ordinance...

The Urbana City Council is considering an ordinance...

UI to hold 9th dance marathon

UI to hold 9th dance marathon

Each year, national organization Dance Marathon manages...

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