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University partners with Homeland Security to create infrastructure protection center

By Joseph Longo

April 11, 2016

The University partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to create a multi-million dollar national infrastructure protection planning institute. On Tuesday, April 12,IL the University, Homeland Security and the Science and Technology Directorate will officially launch their Critical Infrastru...

In Memoriam: The life of Professor Werner Baer

Professor Baer

By Alex Rich

April 4, 2016

He said that we would meet sometime next week for coffee, that he expected to be out of the hospital by Friday.But on Thursday, March 31, distinguished Economics professor and my personal friend Werner BaerRBpassed away following “a sudden and brief illness.”Two days earlier, he had emailed me from C...

Maize to open second location downtown

The new Maize location will be at the Station, Downtown Champaign (100 N. Chestnut, formally 116 N. Chestnut).

By Samuel Cheung

April 3, 2016

With a 4.6 star review on Google and a 4.5 star review on Yelp,ag Maize is a favorite restaurant of students on campus, but its cramped space turns some customers away. “Maize is the best Mexican restaurant on campus, but one of the main reasons I don’t go is the limited space,” said Jack Carrer...

“Sister, Sister” star Tia Mowry’s 90 degrees of success

Tia Mowry talks to students about college at the Illini Union on March 30, 2016.

By Joseph Longo and Claire Hettinger

April 1, 2016

When Tia Mowry and her husband, fellow actor Cory Hardrict, enter a parking lot, they often turn left, even when the signs say to turn right. But this took Mowry years of getting used to. As a self-proclaimed “good-girl,” she still wants to follow the arrows that tell them to turn right. Howev...

University alumnus and former Google Exec Jeff Huber to speak at 2016 commencement

Graduates pose for photos as University officials enter Memorial Stadium for commencement on May 16, 2015.

By Aaron Navaro

March 31, 2016

University introduces Spring commencement speaker alum Jeff Huber, formerly of Google, currently CEO and creator of cancer research company Grail.Illinois alumnus Jeff Huber, former Google senior executive and current CEO of cancer research company “Grail,” will be this year’s Illinois Commencement s...

Illinois Student Senate elects student body president, vice presidents, treasurer

Illinois Student Senate holds elections for student president at the Psychology Building on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016

By Claire Textor

March 29, 2016

Last spring, photos on social media of members of the Alpha Phi sorority and Acacia fraternity dressed in sombreros and turbans solicited a variety of responses. “Not Just a Party,” a Facebook group of student activists, made a series of demands including, but not limited to a three-year suspension...

Campus offers many resources for reproductive health

Bousfield Hall located just north of the Activities and Recreation Center in Champaign, IL.

By Vivienne Henning

March 28, 2016

On March 13, a student gave birth in a campus dorm bathroom. The infant was found deceased inside the student’s backpack, who was walking around campus when police located her. The infant’s cause of death is still unknown and is under investigation by the Champaign County coroner and police. Accordin...

Doug Hayes tosses one-hitter, Illinois baseball takes game one of doubleheader

Illinois starting pitcher Doug Hayes delivers a pitch during game one of the team's doubleheader against Penn State on Saturday, March 26. Hayes threw the first Illini one-hitter since 2007.

By Daniel Collins

March 26, 2016

Illinois baseball (10-10, 2-0 Big Ten) took advantage of multiple Penn State (9-12, 0-2) miscues Saturday behind a dominating pitching performance by Doug Hayes in game one of a doubleheader that took just under two hours to complete. Hayes earned the win in the 6-1 victory at Illinois Field. The sou...

Illinois wrestling’s Martinez wins back-to-back NCAA titles

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez attempts to bring down Nebraska's James Green during the wrestling match vs. Nebraska at Huff Hall on Jan. 23. The Illini lost 22-9.

By Masaki Sugimoto

March 19, 2016

New York – Boos erupted from the crowd at Madison Square Garden as Illinois wrestling’s Isaiah Martinez was tied with Penn State's Jason Nolf with 1:43 left in the National Championship match. But with 12 seconds to go, Martinez saw an opening and got the takedown to claim his second-strai...

Kendrick Nunn arrested for domestic battery

Kendrick Nunn was arrested for domestic battery late Thursday afternoon.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 17, 2016

For the second time in less than a week, an Illini men's basketball player has been charged with domestic battery. Junior Kendrick Nunn turned himself in to Champaign Police on Thursday afternoon after a warrant was issued for his arrest Wednesday. Nunn is charged with two counts of domestic battery....

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 15, 2016

Hillary ClintonEducationClinton has taken a more moderate position on higher education than her opponent Bernie Sanders, calling for “debt-free” college tuition rather than free college tuitionClimate ChangeClinton’s plan for energy and climate change is twofold. First, she wants to see the U.S. build half a billion s...

UI ‘Feels the Bern’

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the ARC on March 12, 2016. Photo by Lily Katz

By Abigale Svoboda and Declan Harty

March 13, 2016

Marcia Hogue just wants the best for her 4-year-old son. With a white, “Feel the Bern” t-shirt, matching button and green hair, the 25-year-old Marion, Illinois resident stands out from many in the crowd. After driving three hours alone to Champaign, Hogue’s excitement to see Democratic presidential candidat...

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