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Illini lineman Karras enters 2015 at full strength

Illini lineman Karras enters 2015 at full strength

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

July 31, 2015

Ted Karras sat at an elevated table with a smile on his face during the first day of the Big Ten Media Days on Thursday in Chicago. His expression was the opposite when the media and fans last saw Karras at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, in early November — the Illinois offensive lineman was lim...

Investigation on Alma vandalism continues

By Madison Johnston

May 31, 2015

Around 2 a.m. on Monday, May 18, security footage from the Alma Cam captured a group of around twelve people on the southeast corner of Green and Wright streets. It showed one individual spray painting the Alma Mater and defacing the statue, according to Campus Police.It could have been spray paint or chal...

Vandalism reported on Alma Mater statue

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 22, 2015

A University employee reported someone had spray-painted the Alma Mater statue, located in the 1400 block of W. Green St., Urbana, overnight on Monday.The employee reported the vandalism Monday afternoon. According to police, it seemed the offender tried to wipe the paint off, but some marks of the p...

Chiming Holiday Greetings

Chiming Holiday Greetings

By Saher Khan

December 9, 2014

The sounds of Altgeld Hall’s bells are an all too familiar sound across the Main Quad. On Monday, Chancellor Wise sent out a video reminding campus that those spirited tunes are not automated, but the workings of the University’s chimes players. Tucked inside a cozy room at the top of Altgeld Hall Tower,...

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

By Josh Cain

November 11, 2014

While students may know of Alma Mater, the University’s maternal figure, the University’s “father” does not receive as much attention. The University’s founding father and first president, John Milton Gregory, was born in upstate New York on July 6, 1822, to a working-class family. Hard-work...

UI alumni reflect on their time on campus

By Christina Oehler

October 21, 2014

The University of Illinois is known for many of its iconic characteristics: its strong engineering program, the Alma Mater and the deep history of the reputable school amid the cornfields. Yet among all of these things that make Illinois so unique, one of its characteristics that may be often overlo...

Seniors aim to finish bucket list before graduation

By Christen McGlynn

May 6, 2014

With only a couple weeks left of the school year, the class of 2014 is starting to say farewell to its four undergraduate years at the University. While they may have started their time here as freshmen who were unaware and overwhelmed by the large campus that surrounded them, as seniors, they are becom...

Four years of change around campus

By Earn Saenmuk

May 6, 2014

One of most significant changes was made only two years ago— the restoration of the Alma Mater. The Alma Mater left campus on August 7, 2012 for an extended restoration and returned to campus on April 9, 2014. Unlike the previous graduating class, the class of 2014 can rest assured that they will have ...

10 Campus Situations That Make Me a Grumpy Cat

December 17, 2013

1 | Waking up for class. 2 | Waiting in line at Chipotle. 3 | The Alma Mater is still gone. 4 | Missing the bus by mere seconds. 5 | Smelling KAM’S when walking down Daniel Street. 6 | Winter weather in Champaign-Urbana. 7 | When the campus squirrels aren’t friendly. 8 | Sitting through lecture. 9 | ...