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UI launches new site in anticipation of 150 year anniversary

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 11, 2015

The University will celebrate its sesquicentennial — or 150 year — anniversary in 2017; but it’s never too early to start planning.In anticipation of the anniversary, the University launched a website surrounding the 150th year. The site’s home page, which can be found at, d...

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

Nicole’s mother, Darcie Crifase, at age 21, the same age as Nicole is now.

November 3, 2014

Nicole Crifase remembers sitting in the bathtub, clutching her knees and trying to comprehend what had just happened. It was March 27, 2005, and her mother, Darcie Crifase, had just lost her battle against breast cancer. To the senior in LAS, life without her mother seemed completely unfathomable.  Wi...