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“Pocket Points” comes to UIUC

“Pocket Points” comes to UIUC

By Samantha Jones Toal

September 28, 2015

Students who are tempted to reach for their cell phones during class may have a new reason to focus after downloading Pocket Points.Pocket Points is a new app, available for iPhone and Android users, that recently made its way to the University. The app is designed to discourage students from using th...

Pun-Loving Costumes

Pun-Loving Costumes

October 30, 2014

Stretch your linguistic muscles and don’t be afraid to look like an idiom this Halloween — all you need is some craftiness, and you’ll be sew ready to show off your threads (and leave your friends in stitches). For those of you who have yet to find your alter ego this Halloween, I have offered ...

Pop-up plant business plans to set down new roots at Furniture Lounge

Pop-up plant business plans to set down new roots at Furniture Lounge

By Frances Welch

September 8, 2014

For most college students, lacking a green thumb and having a shrinking wallet can scare away any thought of plant ownership. However, a new pop-up business, Plant Mode, located in downtown Champaign, may be the perfect solution.  The tropical houseplant business will be moving from its current loft space to Furnitur...

University faculty awarded 2014 AAAS fellowships

December 4, 2013

Steve Boppart, director of Imaging at Illinois, was surprised when he found out that he would become a fellow of one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious scientific societies last month. His assistant wasn’t. “I’m surprised he hadn’t already won it,” assistant Darold Spillman said. ...