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Doctors putting medical cannabis at risk in Illinois

Doctors putting medical cannabis at risk in Illinois

By Joseph Longo, Assistant news editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

A new medical cannabis dispensary recently opened in Champaign. However, there is one thing they might be missing: patients. Phoenix Botanical, at 1704 S. Neil Street Linn St, is the first medical cannabis dispensary in the Champaign-Urbana area. But an underappreciated medical cannabis program in...

University partners with Homeland Security to create infrastructure protection center

By Joseph Longo

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

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...

University professors named Guggenheim Fellows

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

Six University professors were named to the 2016 Guggenheim Fellows list. Over the past three years, 13 University faculty members have been given this distinction. MS https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/349472According to an April 6 press release, the 178 successful candidates were chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants in the founda...

University receives tree campus USA® recognition

University receives tree campus USA® recognition

By Michael Semaca

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

TWEET: University recognized for its “forest environment” #treehuggersThe University was recognized by Tree Campus USAIL RB for sustaining an on-campus forest environment. The group, which is a part of the Arbor Day Foundation, announced its 2015 members April 7 and included the University for the first time...

Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

By Samantha Jones Toal Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

Kathryn Polkoff, a graduate student in animal sciences, stands 6 feet and 4 inches tall.RB No longer does she gear up in her kneepads and Fighting Illini volleyball jersey, but instead in her white lab coat, safety goggles and beakers.However, even when she’s decked out for the lab, she lacks the look of intimidation one m...

Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

By Joseph Longo

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

A recent string of alleged racist incidents have left student activist groups on campus demanding action from the campus community and the University administration.Call for ActionOn Friday, April 8 the Black Students for Revolution and Students for Justice in Palestine comprised the second wave of student a...

Campus development to be discussed at upcoming Master Plan forums

By Vivienne Henning

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

The ongoing 18-month process of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Master Plan will be outlined and discussed at two separate public forums on April 12 and 14mk.Robin Kaler, campus spokesperson, said the April 12 public forum is aimed at faculty, staff and students of University of ...

Grand Challenge Learning adds to curriculum

By Lauren Scafidi

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

agThe Grand Challenge Learning program is broadening the array of courses available to students.The Grand Challenge learning program “enables students to connect their general education studies to real world topics of pressing concern,” according to their website. agThe program was initiated in th...

Over a thousand security cameras protect campus from crime

Over a thousand security cameras protect campus from crime

By Ashni Gandhi

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

1,400 security cameras keep tabs on and protect the 44,087 students who roam about campus from the Ikenberry Commons to The Beckman Institute and everything in between. One thousand four hundred security cameras keep tabs on and protect the 44,087 students who roam about campus from the Ikenberry C...

"Sister, Sister" star Tia Mowry to speak on campus Thursday

"Sister, Sister" star Tia Mowry to speak on campus Thursday

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 29, 2016


Filed under News

"Sister, Sister" star Tia Mowry, speaking on campus ThursdayTia Mowry will be speaking at the Illini Union Thursday, March 31.JT The "Sister, Sister" star will engage in a Q&A moderated by Isabel Kadiri, the vice president of programs for the Illini Union Board, and Tekita Bankhead, the assistant director of the Bruce D. Nesbi...

Proposal revising general education requirements at standstill

By Aaron Navarro

March 28, 2016


Filed under News

The Senate Committee on Educational Policy discussed the proposal separating U.S. Minority and Non-Western course requirements. The push for revising the University’s general education requirement for cultural studies is at a standstill. RBCurrently, students are required to take a class ...

Fires, shootings leave two dead, two injured

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 27, 2016


Filed under News

An inmate of the Champaign County jail died at Carle Hospital Sunday morning after collapsing inside the jail.Paul Clifton, 59, was pronounced dead at 10:18 a.m.According to a press release from the Office of the Coroner, an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning. The cause of death is still unknown and the ins...

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