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Editorial: Humanities must not fall by wayside

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016

A diploma from an esteemed university used to mean something. It was something that many graduates proudly hung on their walls or put on their desks at their new businesses. But now, that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least for some degrees. A study published by the American Academy of Art...

Academic and Student Affairs: Fewer degree programs, more students

By Ali Braboy

September 10, 2015

The Academic an Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss increased enrollment, program elimination and faculty appointments.Increased EnrollmentChristophe Pierre, vice president for academic affairs, said the increased University enrollment and record-size freshman class ...

Follow your dreams, despite the odds

Follow your dreams, despite the odds

By Claire Hettinger

May 5, 2015

For all the dreamers graduating in May, this one’s for you. I’m glad you have decided to believe in your talents and dreams; you will make the world a better place. Now, listen: You’re going to be OK. I know the world likes to tell college students that unless they get a degree in math, science or bu...

Graduates stay in C-U for school, work

Graduates stay in C-U for school, work

May 5, 2015

As graduation draws near, many seniors are preparing to say their final goodbyes to the University. There are a number of them, however, who will be returning to campus in the fall for graduate school. One such student is Irma Raouf, a community health major who plans to earn a master’s degree in human...

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

Nicole’s mother, Darcie Crifase, at age 21, the same age as Nicole is now.

November 3, 2014

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...

Champaign youth shelter receives federal grant

Community Elements’ Youth Center in Champaign-Urbana works to address the needs of homeless youth and families.

By Anike Owoye

October 13, 2014

Champaign-Urbana is no exception to the nationwide problem of homelessness.  According to the Urbana-Champaign Continuum of Care’s homelessness surveys, homelessness among children in Champaign County increased from 423 to 543 over the last year.   Community Elements, Inc., a resource center spec...

Being decision-conscious makes it easy to save money without sacrificing comfort

By Peter Bailey-Wells

August 14, 2014

Whether you’re in-state, out-of-state or from another country, this year of college probably marks the first year you’re living away from home. Even if you went to boarding school or summer camp, this year is unlike any you’ve ever had, and it’s important not to blow all of that carefully saved money...