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The Daily Illini places 2nd in general excellence at ICPA

The Daily Illini places 2nd in general excellence at ICPA

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 21, 2016

The Daily Illini placed second in general excellence for daily collegiate newspapers at the Illinois College Press Association annual conference in Chicago this weekend. The general excellence award recognizes the best student news organizations based on three different size divisions, daily,...

Why Fall 2015 was a sad semester for DI Sports

Why Fall 2015 was a sad semester for DI Sports

By Peter Bailey-Wells

December 23, 2015

The Daily Illini sports staff lost another member of its extended family when former staffer Deep Chatterjee passed away.Deep hadn't done any work for us since 2014 ended — he wasn't a journalism student, and wasn't integrated into the journalism community like Brett Lerner, who passed away in Octo...

From chemist to beer enthusiast, Blind Pig owner enjoys C-U

From chemist to beer enthusiast, Blind Pig owner enjoys C-U

By Jenny Horne

October 19, 2015

Chris Knight’s world revolves around bars.MDSpecifically, the Blind Pig bars, as the owner of the bars located in downtown Champaign.Soon, however, Knight will also be the owner of the Blind Pig beers. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his newest creation: bottled beer that will hopefully be sold i...

Student Senate discusses tuition, elects C-U liasions

By Abigale Svoboda

September 10, 2015

Tweet: Mitch Dickey, Illinois Student Senate president, is still dedicated to lowering the cost of college tuition.Illinois Student Senate met for the third time of the school year Wednesday but had to delay any resolutions for action.Matt Hill, vice president-external, said the student senate did...

Man charged with felony for menorah vandalism

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 9, 2015

Max W. Kristy, 20, who was arrested on Aug. 25 on the charge of criminal damage to property for damaging a menorah outside of the University’s Chabad Jewish Center, was charged with a Class 4 felony Tuesday.Kristy, a 20 year-old Parkland College student, was originally arrested after Champaign Pol...

University ranks 41 among national universities

University ranks 41 among national universities

By Jason Chun

September 9, 2015

U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings Tuesday, ranking the University at 41st among all national universities. "It's always nice when external organizations recognize our achievements," said Robin Kaler, campus spokesperson.She added the University likes to measure its success based on ...

Faculty members discuss increasing external funding

By Ali Braboy

September 9, 2015

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...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

By Abigale Svoboda

September 8, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will visit campus Thursday to talk about the University’s role in agriculture and international food security.Prior to his lecture, Vilsack will visit an energy farm with University faculty and will attend a post-lecture reception, said Rachael Dubinsky, U.S...

Clinton's College Compact Plan appeals to students with loan refinancing options

By Charlotte Collins

September 8, 2015

As the Democratic primary has progressed, Hillary Clinton has emerged as a leading Democratic candidate for the 2016 election. Historically, college students largely contribute to the Democratic vote, which may make Clinton’s recently announced college plan a key point of interest. When looking to...

Ellnora: Strumming the chord of diversity

Ellnora: Strumming the chord of diversity

By Frances Welch

September 8, 2015

Stretching back to the 16th century, the guitar has evolved as much as the timeline of human history. Originating from what was once called a long-neck lute, today’s modern counterpart has developed into the backbone of all musical genres. Music lovers can continue to celebrate this diversity and evolution o...

CPD investigates shooting

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 7, 2015

Champaign police are investigating the shooting of two males that occurred on Sunday evening.According to a release, police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Hedge Road on Sunday, Sept. 6 at approximately 10:30 p.m.Upon arrival, police were informed that two males, a 24-year-old...

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