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Students must explore their passions outside the classroom

By Cassandra Masters, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

After attending TEDxUIUC’s conference last weekend, I came to one realization: I am doing absolutely nothing worthwhile with my time here at the University. Although the day-long conference had various lessons and overarching ideas, this was the message that rang clear to me. Although each speaker d...

Faculty members discuss increasing external funding

By Ali Braboy

September 9, 2015


Filed under News

Members of the faculty involved with the humanities, arts and social sciences met Tuesday to discuss the development of proposals for external funding at the University. The meeting, held at Lincoln Hall, was focused on resources available on campus that support the development for the arts, social scienc...

Board of Trustees discuss changes for University

By Atoosa Sayeh

July 10, 2015


Filed under News

Chair Edward McMillan called the University’s Board of Trustees to two meetings Thursday to discuss various topics pertaining to the University.Both meetings took place in Chicago with video conferences held on campuses in Urbana, Rockford and Springfield. The video conference in Urbana was held in the National ...

A Q & A with professor and alumnus Mark Wolters

A Q & A with professor and alumnus Mark Wolters

By Bridget Hynes

May 5, 2015


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Mark Wolters is a visiting assistant professor of Business at the University and a 1999 University alumnus who earned a degree in business administration in marketing. Wolters met with The Daily Illini to talk about his four years here and to share some insight on both college and life after graduation. T...

University senior reflects on getting the most out of college experience

University senior reflects on getting the most out of college experience

May 5, 2015


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The thought of another school year ending brings relief and joy to many students on campus. For another group of students, it brings feelings of nostalgia as they prepare for a major milestone in their lives: graduation. Lauren Reed, senior in ACES, is among this group of reminiscing students. She sai...

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

By Madeline Galassi

April 6, 2015


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Videos and memes have become increasingly popular and can be seen almost everywhere on the web. A new app, Trio, allows users to create them on their own device by choosing different multimedia from across the web. Trio, which was launched on March 4 by the company Meograph, is the first of its kind ...

The value of the James Scholar cord

The value of the James Scholar cord

December 8, 2014


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Every year, the audience at graduation goes silent as “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1.” begins to play. Among the sea of blue gowns, the distinguished cords of James Scholars pop against the standard academic dress. It’s an honors program meant to recognize the top students within their class....

Illini Service Dogs give students brief pet companionships

Illini Service Dogs give students brief pet companionships

By Isabella Jackson

November 19, 2014


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Bringing up a young dog is an investment in the future.  Owners expect the hours spent training, housebreaking and cleaning up after a puppy to pay off with years of companionship as both dog and owner age. But Art Connolley’s relationship with Busey, a black Schnauzer-Labrador mix, is different. Busey is ...

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

November 3, 2014


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Nicole Crifase remembers sitting in the bathtub, clutching her knees and trying to comprehend what had just happened. It was March 27, 2005, and her mother, Darcie Crifase, had just lost her battle against breast cancer. To the senior in LAS, life without her mother seemed completely unfathomable.  Wi...

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