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Why the Supreme Court needs more diversity

By Shankari Sureshbabu, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

At a University composed of roughly 40,000 students from across the globe, diversity is everywhere around us. It makes us see different perspectives and promotes cooperation and compromise. It forces us to think outside the box and understand the situations of others. In the Supreme Court, diverse thou...

Sonia Sotomayor tickets sell out fast

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 16, 2016


Filed under News

Tickets to attend a lecture by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor sold out within hours of becoming available Monday. Though tickets are currently sold out, those eager to attend can go to Krannert Center and be added to a waiting list.JT The tickets, which were available by phone, through the Krannert Cen...

Obama expresses concern over bipartisan conflicts in Springfield

Obama expresses concern over bipartisan conflicts in Springfield

By Marijo Enderle

February 11, 2016


Filed under News

President Barack Obama spoke in Springfield on Wednesday to an Illinois legislature steadfast in the state budget standoff; just a day after he released his own national budget proposal to an equally partisan Congress.Obama expressed disappointment with the current state of party compromise, stressi...

What you missed over winter break

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 19, 2016


Filed under News

Representative Davis voices opposition to Obama’s gun control actionBy MaryCate MostAssistant news editorFollowing President Barack Obama’s emotional address about new gun control measures, Illinois 13th district representative Rodney Davis reiterated his opposition to gun control.“I took an oa...

UI education a ‘responsibility’ to solve world hunger, according to Tom Vilsack

UI education a ‘responsibility’ to solve world hunger, according to Tom Vilsack

By Marijo Enderle

September 14, 2015


Filed under News

Tweet: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calls on students to solve world hunger now.As some 300 students, faculty and community members sat in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack called on University students to solve hunger in their lifetimes....

U.S. Secretary of Education to visit UI

U.S. Secretary of Education to visit UI

By Ali Braboy

September 9, 2015


Filed under News

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to discuss disability resources Wednesday morning during his visit to the University. Duncan’s visit is part of the sixth annual Back-to-School Bus Tour. He will discuss the changes and challenges in education while “highlighting the champions...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

By Abigale Svoboda

September 9, 2015


Filed under News

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...

Illinois’ clean energy bill gains traction

By David Stage

August 19, 2015


Filed under News

Fifteen states, including Wisconsin and Michigan, have petitioned the federal courts to block Barack Obama’s new Clean Power Plan that intends to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels and increase renewable energy production by 30 percent, all by the year 2030. However, Illinois is proposing its own version o...

Mary Joan Evans ‘putts’ ‘Evans’ into Evans Scholars House

Mary Joan Evans ‘putts’ ‘Evans’ into Evans Scholars House

By Mara Shapiro

March 11, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Imagine coming from an all-girls school on the south side of Chicago to the University of Illinois. Then imagine doing the same thing, except coming to the University to live in a house where the residents are roughly 75 percent male and 25 percent female. Mary Joan Evans, freshman in LAS, knows this tra...

Federal task force to target campus sexual assaults

By Jason Felch and Larry Gordon

January 24, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

President Barack Obama launched a federal task force on Wednesday to combat sexual assault on college campuses, telling the estimated one in five women who are victims, "I've got your back." Flanked by senior members of his Cabinet at the White House, Obama said he expected recommendations from the grou...