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Students create app to pay for cover digitally

Students create app to pay for cover digitally

By Maddie Galassi

November 30, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

A University student has found a way to fix a common problem many students encounter in the nightlife — paying cover at bars.Cover’d, which launched November 17, is an app that allows users to pay for cover at Kam’s on their mobile device, eliminating the need for cash to enter the bar. Th...

Research suggests race similarities may lead to better performance

Research suggests race similarities may lead to better performance

By Imogen Lindsley

September 29, 2015


Filed under News

Undergraduates with teaching assistants of the same race or ethnicity are more likely to achieve higher grades, experts say. These findings were first published in September by graduate student Lester Lusher, his advisor Scott Carrell of the University of California at Davis, and Professor Doug Campbell ...

Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

February 4, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Some users of the Facebook mobile app know the frustration of inconsistent Internet connections and running out of storage. But for users in developing countries, accessing the app can be nearly impossible. However, this is now changing in certain developing countries because of Facebook’s newest developmen...

The value of the James Scholar cord

The value of the James Scholar cord

December 8, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

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....

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

By Mara Shapiro

April 28, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Freshman in Engineering Allen Kleiner knew he wanted to rush a fraternity prior to arriving on campus. However, he didn’t expect to feel so welcomed by the brothers of Theta Chi. “I didn’t expect how we were treated as well as we were here,” Kleiner said. “Seniors made the effort. The olde...

University student Jonathan Kuck finishes 19th in 5,000 meters at Olympics

University student Jonathan Kuck finishes 19th in 5,000 meters at Olympics

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 7, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Update (10:00 p.m.): University student Jonathan Kuck finished 19th overall in the 5,000 meters race with a time of 6 minutes, 31.53 seconds, more than 10 seconds off his time at the Olympic trials. Sven Kramer of the Netherlands, who Kuck was racing alongside, won gold in 6:10.76, an Olympic record...