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New LED jacket lights the way for bikers

New LED jacket lights the way for bikers

By Lilly Mashayek

November 11, 2015

Bikers now have a safer way to ride their bikes at night thanks to an LED-lit jacket created by students at the University.Four sophomores in Engineering – Anish Bhattacharya, Edgar Cortez, Naoki Tsuda and Alex Leelb – created the jacket as a part of the IEFX Summer Scholars Program lbthe summer bef...

University uses grant to improve bike parking

A student rides a bike through the Main Quad on October 5, 2015.

By Adam Kaz

October 5, 2015

Busy college students may take short cuts whenever possible. Sometimes it means a Sparknotes search, sometimes it’s microwave dinners.Sometimes it means rushed bicyclists will lock their bikes against nearby campus property rather than to the authorized bike parking stations.Improperly locked bicycles have been s...

Illini 4000 stops at Alma during cross-country bike ride

Illini 4000 members in front of the Alma Mater on June 10.

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 13, 2015

The Illini 4000 stopped at the Alma Mater to take a break from their 4000-mile cross-country bike ride on Tuesday at 3 p.m.The non-profit organization consists of student bikers who document the American cancer experience through the Portraits Project and raising funds for cancer research while taking annual bike ri...

Natural areas you need to see

May 28, 2014

Here’s a staggering statistic for you courtesy of the Illinois Natural History Survey: Before the settlers arrived in Illinois, more than 60 percent of the state was covered in prairie — that’s about 22 million acres. Today, just over 2,000 acres of that remain. That’s crazy, right? The good...