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Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

By Lilly Mashayek

May 9, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

From exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer, this year had its fair share of intriguing and notable tech stories in the news. Along with an increasing emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunities, students and staff at the University made their mark in the tech world. Here’s a look at this year’...

Budget impasse hits Parkland College

By Ashni Ghandi

March 9, 2016


Filed under News

The state budget impasse is proving increasingly troublesome for the Parkland College faculty, staff and student body, and the college's theater department may be experiencing the negative effects first.With $566,989 cut from the budget and 46 faculty positions eliminated, Parkland has been forced to el...

University copes with state budget impasse

By Christin Watkins

December 9, 2015


Filed under News

By Christin WatkinsStaff WriterUniversity President Timothy Killeen asked the University community to “pretend we are looking into a future with a state higher education budget,” at a town hall meeting on Monday Nov. 16.The continued lack of funding from the state for higher education has become a r...

Seniors take stand against Rauner's proposed service cuts

Seniors take stand against Rauner's proposed service cuts

By Atoosa Sayeh

July 14, 2015


Filed under News

Twenty-five community seniors rallied in front of Rep. Adam Brown’s and Sen. Chapin Rose’s district offices in Champaign, shouting, “Stop the cuts and save our seniors,” on Tuesday morning to state their opposition to Gov. Rauner’s proposed budget cuts.Area seniors with the Champaign County...

Local families joined Ammons, Bennett to discuss Rauner's budget

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 29, 2015


Filed under News

Champaign-Urbana families joined State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, and State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts on Monday.About 100 local families joined Ammons and Bennett at the Developmental Services Center in Champaign to speak out against Rauner’s efforts to reduce and el...

Ammons launches petition against budget cuts

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 25, 2015


Filed under News

State representative Carol Ammons launched a community-wide petition in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to cut funding to the University.Ammons issued a press release Monday discussing her petition to urge the General Assembly to decline Rauner’s proposal.“Our public universities and colleges are vital t...

Restoring immigration services

April 21, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

As of April 3, Governor Bruce Rauner cut funding for vital programs across the state, including all immigrant service programs. The Immigrant Service Line Item makes up only .01 percent of the overall state budget. This cut severs funding for essential programs, and hinders progress in the state. Immigra...

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