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UI ‘Feels the Bern’

UI ‘Feels the Bern’

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...

Profiting at the pump: Low gas prices lead to consumer spending

Profiting at the pump: Low gas prices lead to consumer spending

By Declan Harty

March 9, 2016

Bob Sinclair doesn’t keep his eyes on the gas meter as he fills up his Lexus RX350. In seconds, a click signals that the retired dentist’s SUV is filled back up; the pump reads $10.14.“It’s just nice to have to pay a little less,” Sinclair said. In the recent past, he paid “$200 to $300 a ...

Salaita book tour to stop in Urbana

Salaita book tour to stop in Urbana

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 10, 2015

Steven Salaita’s book tour for Uncivil Rites will stop in Urbana, the home of his book’s focus, in October.Salaita announced the tour schedule on Twitter Wednesday stating he would be in Urbana on Oct. 13. Salaita said he is not sure of a location yet but it will be off campus.“There's obviously g...

The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World 2015

By Allison McIlvain

July 26, 2015

The 2015 Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an intensive language institute at the University that allows participants to experience and learn about the culture and languages of the Muslim World. Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek and Wolof are the languages tha...

Seniors take stand against Rauner's proposed service cuts

Seniors take stand against Rauner's proposed service cuts

By Atoosa Sayeh

July 14, 2015

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...

Men's tennis suffer upset loss in NCAA tournament

Men's tennis suffer upset loss in NCAA tournament

By Masaki Sugimoto

May 17, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team failed to win its second national championship in school history, falling to the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 4-3 at the NCAA Tournament in Waco, Texas. This is the seventh time the Illini have lost in the Round of 16 during Brad Dancer’s decade as head coa...

Graduates stay in C-U for school, work

Graduates stay in C-U for school, work

May 5, 2015

As graduation draws near, many seniors are preparing to say their final goodbyes to the University. There are a number of them, however, who will be returning to campus in the fall for graduate school. One such student is Irma Raouf, a community health major who plans to earn a master’s degree in human...

Rethinking Middle East relations

April 23, 2015

As a Jewish-American in this community, I have protested Israel’s occupation of Palestine since 1999. The realities of American and Israeli imperialism have become clear to increasing numbers, especially since the second Intifada in 2000. Nevertheless, these realities are constantly challenged by ...

Exposure to greenery could reduce stress levels

By Caroline Vakil

April 22, 2015

Trees have healing powers. At least, that is the conclusion of landscape architecture researcher Bin Jiang. He, along with fellow researchers — Chun-Yen Chang, researcher at the Laboratory of Healthy Landscape Healthy People of the National Taiwan University, and William Sullivan, professor of land...

Nourishing families and stronger communities

April 22, 2015

On Saturday, April 11, Eastern Illinois Foodbank staff had the great honor of attending the 2015 Community and Campus Day of Service at Memorial Stadium. This event, hosted by the University of Illinois’ Office of Public Engagement and the registered student organization Illini Fighting Hunger, is the...

Restoring immigration services

April 21, 2015

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...

Dish of the Week: Antonio’s Pesto Tortellini Pizza

Dish of the Week: Antonio’s Pesto Tortellini Pizza

By Stephanie Kim

November 11, 2013

After closing in 2011, Antonio’s Pizza by the Slice made a triumphant return to its former Green Street location in October. Students can now enjoy the restaurant’s variety of dishes, specifically the pesto tortellini pizza. The store closed two years ago because it experienced management issues when they were...