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Students should back nontenure-track faculty strike

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist

August 9, 2016

The non-tenure-track faculty union is on strike, an action that comes after 18 months of contract negotiation with the University’s administration. More than 500 University faculty members are without tenure. This means that their employment is up for grabs at the conclusion of each academic yea...

Undocumented students closer to receiving financial aid

By Claire Hettinger

April 5, 2016

The 1,500 undocumented students in Illinois are one step closer to receiving financial aid from the University today after the Illinois General Assembly Higher Education Committee voted to present a bill on the Senate floor.The bill requires that undocumented students be allowed to apply for state f...

Album review: Kanye West's “The Life of Pablo” does not disappoint for hip-hop fans

Album review:  Kanye West's “The Life of Pablo” does not disappoint for hip-hop fans

By Jake Valentine

February 21, 2016

Whether you love or hate Kanye, there’s no denying that he’s one of the most influential artists of this generation. What’s so polarizing about Kanye is not only his unpredictable behavior that you can’t look away from, but also the fact that almost everyone has an opinion about him. He’s not just ...

Killeen announces second set of town hall meetings

Killeen announces second set of town hall meetings

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 11, 2016

President Timothy Killeen issued a University Massmail on Thursday announcing a town hall meeting on each University campus. According to the Massmail, the town hall meetings will consist of "robust and thoughtful discussions about the draft plan" of the University's strategic plan. The University's...

The cost of the Illinois football and women’s basketball investigations

The cost of the Illinois football and women’s basketball investigations

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

October 30, 2015

The University had dealt with its fair share of controversy by May of 2015. Steven Salaita was threatening to file a lawsuit against the University and James Kilgore’s job status was being hotly debated, but something else was on the horizon. On May 10, former Illinois football player Simon ...

Engineering reaches out to youth

Engineering reaches out to youth

By Vivienne Henning

September 29, 2015

The College of Engineering hopes to use specialized outreach and the implementation of new programs to attract a more diverse student population, and they’re trying to build their future classes early on. “It is important what we do to engage more and more students, as early as possible, from und...

Cubs' quick turnaround has been remarkable

Cubs' quick turnaround has been remarkable

By Alex Roux

June 21, 2015

Late June is still relatively early in a Major League Baseball season, but not too soon to make valid assessments about certain teams.Some could have been predicted as early as the end of last season: The 2015 Cardinals would be good, and the 2015 Phillies would be bad. But some developments have be...

Relish this rare opportunity for Illini baseball

By Alex Roux

May 31, 2015

Illinois baseball kind of sneaks up on you every year.Not the team; the season itself. It will begin in some warm-weather state, like Texas, Florida, or Georgia, where the weather is suitable for baseball while Midwesterners are still in the middle of a February freeze.By the time the Illini even ge...

New University president Killeen addresses future at town hall meeting

New University president Killeen addresses future at town hall meeting

By Mariah Schaefer

May 18, 2015

Timothy Killeen began his term as the 20th president of the University on Monday by discussing the University’s future at a town hall meeting and press conference.“Technically, this is day one for me, but in many ways, it’s day 181 because my name was announced, and since then, I have been r...

UI to consolidate Chicago College of Medicine regional program in Urbana

By Maggie Sullivan

May 11, 2015

The Board of Trustees Academic and Student Affairs committee met Wednesday to discuss what committee chair, Karen Hasara, said will be a challenging year ahead. “This board is being asked to make decisions that no Board of Trustees ever has before,” Hasara said. “We’re extremely concerned about ho...

Looking back on coverage of Vicente Mundo and Cristian Zamora

Looking back on coverage of Vicente Mundo and Cristian Zamora

By Charlotte Collins

May 10, 2015

By charlotte collinsassistant daytime editorVicente Mundo was reported missing from his apartment on campus on Jan. 27. He had been missing since Jan. 25 https://www.dailyillini.com/news/article_60a77882-bbab-11e4-bbf1-c3828976f095.htmlafter he left his apartment between 6 and 7 p.m. He told his roommates he would be ...

The University’s 20th president will take over May 18

By Abigale Svoboda

May 10, 2015

By abigale svobodaNews editorTimothy Killeen will serve as the next University of Illinois President, taking over for President Emeritus Robert Easter. Killen served as the former State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research President. At a Champaign press conference on Nov. 19, Killeen sa...

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