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Six student candidates for Chancellor Search Committee announced at ISS meeting

By Ali Braboy

October 8, 2015

The six student nominations for the Chancellor Search Committee were announced Wednesday at the Illinois Student Senate meeting.Each candidate was given 3 minutes to speak, followed by a 5 minute question and answer session. While giving the presentations to ISS, only the nominee speaking was allowed in the...

Kilgore speaks about new book at University YMCA

James Kilgore talks about his own life experiences that inspired him to write his book, Understanding Mass Incarceration, at the University YMCA.

By Christin Watkins

October 8, 2015

Charlotte Green is very interested in the criminal justice system, “to put it mildly.”“To me, it’s a human rights issue,” said Green, a friend of University adjunct lecturer James Kilgore.Green spoke at the University YMCA Wednesday at an event about Kilgore’s new book, “Understanding M...

Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education dedication celebrated Friday

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner attends the Dedication Ceremony and ribbon cutting for the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education in Urbana on October 2.

By Aaron Navarro

October 3, 2015

Noted as the first of its kind, the University officially dedicated the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education Friday.Ron L. Chez, president of the foundation for which the center is named, spoke at the ceremony and noted how the efforts of Tim Nugent — Disability Re...

Y-Combinator offers students chance to share ideas

By Joe Longo

October 3, 2015

Champaign-Urbana resembled Silicon Valley Thursday when Y Combinator, an American seed accelerator, held a panel about entrepreneurship.The panel — held at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science — consisted of Kat Manalac, Y Combinator director of outreach, Kevin Hale, Y Combina...

University ordered to preserve all documents related to Salaita case

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 1, 2015

The University has been ordered by a federal court judge to preserve all evidence relating to the lawsuit brought by Steven Salaita.US District Court judge Harry Leinenweber ruled Tuesday that the University “attempted to destroy or hide communications regarding this case and that [the University] floute...

Small Animal Clinic searches for escaped falcon

By Charlotte Collins

September 24, 2015

An American kestrel falcon escaped from her handler at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s small animal clinic around 8 a.m. Tuesday morningThe falcon, named Thistle, escaped during a routine walk on the gloved hand of her handler. Julia Whittington, wildlife medical clinic director, said the clinic ha...

UI researchers discover smartwatches easily hacked

It shows tracking smartwatch location. The dots are the moments when the user pressed a key.

He Wang, a Ph.D. candidate in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

By Imogen Lindsley

September 23, 2015

As smartwatches begin to make their presence on the global market, Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers discovered the devices’ Achilles’ heel: the accumulation of sensor data poses a security threat to users. Upon tracing the consumer trend of increased purchasing of smar...

Ten takeaways from the first Academic Senate meeting of the school year

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson addressing the UIUC Senate for their first meeting on September 21st, 2015.

By Abigale Svoboda

September 22, 2015

1) Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson has been in her role for five weeks now. And she doesn’t want the job.At Monday’s Academic Senate meeting, she said she loves the University but does not want to be in her role. She said she only took the position in hopes of helping the Urbana campus get out ...

Members of the Academic Senate debate whether senators use of private email is fair

President Timothy L. Killeen addressing the UIUC Senate during their first meeting on September 21st, 2105.

By Abigale Svoboda

September 22, 2015

Nick Burbules isn’t afraid of an investigation into his behavior. So long as it’s fair. In August, Burbules, senate member and general educational policy professor, was implicated as an advisor to former chancellor Phyllis Wise when the University released over 1,100 emails between University admini...

Liquor license suspended at The Clybourne, bar free to re-open Monday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 21, 2015

The liquor license of The Clybourne bar, 706 S. Sixth St., was suspended over the weekend for multiple violations.The bar, commonly called Cly’s, was cited for four violations, one of which was dismissed. The other three violations include one count of sale to an underage individual and two counts of pres...

UIPD to investigate possible arson at Wardall Hall

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 21, 2015

Tweet: Two fires were reported at Wardall Hall since Sept. 14A Campus Safety Notice was issued Monday morning to alert the campus community of a fire at Wardall Hall, 1010 W. Illinois St.According to the notice, papers attached to a cork board on the 8th floor of Wardall Hall were set on fire around ...

UIPD investigates possible arson at Wardall Hall

September 21, 2015

University of Illinois police are investigating two different cases as arson for fires set within one week in Wardall Hall.A Campus Safety Notice was issued Monday morning to alert the campus community of the fire set in the University Housing dorm, located at 1010 West Illinois Street.Police suspect ...

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