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Board of Trustees re-elects chairman

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 21, 2016

The Board of Trustees voted to re-elect current chairman Ed McMillan to a second one-year at its Chicago meeting Thursday.McMillan, 69, is a University alumnus and has served as a trustee since 2009; he was elected to his position as chairman in 2015 when Gov. Bruce Rauner took office. According to a U...

Distracted eating could have negative impacts on students, families

By Lilly Mashayek

December 9, 2015

A year-long study done on family eating habits found that it’s not always the quantity of meals spent together that is important, but the quality of them as well.Blake Jones, assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University, Barbara Fiese, professor of Human Development and Fami...

UI to add new sustainability minor

UI to add new sustainability minor

By Yi Zhang

October 21, 2015

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment will be getting final approval in November on a campus wide minor program called the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Fellows Program.chThis minor is different than already existing environmental minors, as it provides a much broader sen...

UIPD hopes not to ticket smoking violations

By Christin Watkins

September 30, 2015

Since the University imposed fines for smoking violations on campus on Sept. 8, Deputy Chief Skip Frost, of the University of Illinois Police Department, estimated the amount of fines collected has totaled $200 or less.In accordance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act the University established a s...

University is cream of the crop in sustainable agricultural engineering

By Lilly Mashayek

September 27, 2015

Researchers in the University’s department of agricultural and biological engineering will use a recently awarded grant to better nutritional security around the world by researching agricultural practices.The University has been chosen as the lead institution of the Appropriate Scale Mechanization C...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

By Abigale Svoboda

September 8, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will visit campus Thursday to talk about the University’s role in agriculture and international food security.Prior to his lecture, Vilsack will visit an energy farm with University faculty and will attend a post-lecture reception, said Rachael Dubinsky, U.S...

USDA-funded program aims to improve Hispanic community health

USDA-funded program aims to improve Hispanic community health

By Senait Gebregiorgis

August 2, 2015

University researchers have established a program that aims to decrease obesity-related health threats and improve healthy lifestyle habits in the Hispanic community. Abriendo Caminos: Clearing the Path to Hispanic Health is a USDA-funded, six-week, community-based workshop where Hispanic-heritage fa...

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

March 17, 2015

It sounds like a movie plot, but the team at Mars One isn’t joking around. The Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp founded the mission in 2011 with a goal to make a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025.  The only catch is the team won’t be coming back to Earth.  According to its “road map,” the...

Crafting the perfect elevator pitch

By Christina Oehler

January 27, 2015

The elevator pitch: one of the most crucial parts of knowing how to maneuver in the business world. The elevator pitch is what gives candidates an instant leg up when meeting an employer and is necessary to have a concise way to explain one’s credentials as a worker. An elevator pitch is a quick but...

Utilizing career services on campus

Utilizing career services on campus

By Bridget Hynes

January 27, 2015

The University offers several resources for students who are career-minded, including the online forum I-Link, career fairs and college-specific advisors. Below are a few of the resources available to students: Career Services Offices The University has 12 different career services offices on campus, including the...

From books to business: Students on campus hold a variety of jobs

From books to business: Students on campus hold a variety of jobs

By Jaini Shah

January 27, 2015

For some students, college is about more than cramming for exams or spending the night out with friends. The costs of textbooks, food and everyday necessities begin to add up, and many students support themselves by finding an on-campus job. According to Emily Wickstrom Neal, assistant director for the ...

Tea steeped in health benefits

By Susan Szuch

December 8, 2014

While coffee and energy drinks may tend to prevail as drinks of choice during finals cram sessions, students shouldn’t overlook tea as an option. The drink, in many capacities, has an array of benefits, and Natural Gourmet at 2225 S. Neil St. in Champaign, and the Common Ground Food Cooperative at...

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