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Medical marijuana shops to open in Urbana

By Christine Olivo

August 6, 2014

Urbana residents may soon see medical marijuana facilities open for business after the Urbana City Council voted unanimously at its Monday meeting to decide where and how shops can be regulated within the city. The approved zoning amendment allows Urbana to host dispensary and cultivation centers...

Student-run ‘Rent’ musical to be performed during Mom’s Weekend

April 3, 2014

For its 104th student-run production, the Illini Union Board will put on a performance of the hit musical “Rent.” The show will be the newest addition to a long list of performances for the organization.  The Illini Union Board’s annual spring musical, “Rent,” will have shows Friday and S...

Targeting a virus and its stigma

By Aarsh Sachdeva

March 5, 2014

Every day, nearly 6,300 people contract HIV — that’s approximately 260 people every hour, reports the American Foundation for AIDS Research. In the United States, about 1 in 5 people with HIV are undiagnosed. To combat this pressing issue, Rashid Bashir, professor of electrical and computer enginee...