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The Goldberg Effect

The Goldberg Effect

April 8, 2015

What started off as a transformation toward engineering education turned into a movement. Former engineering professor and co-founder of iFoundry at the University, Dr. David E. Goldberg, has continued to inspire more than engineering students at the University. In October, Goldberg published a book titled, “A Whol...

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

By Madeline Galassi

April 6, 2015

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 ...

Student slackers exercise on Main Quad

Student slackers exercise on Main Quad

By Lillian Barkley

April 6, 2015

When the temperature goes up, so do lines of webbing that connect the trees on the Quad. Students will wobble and hop onto the primary-colored lines and attempt to cross before dropping onto the sweetgum balls scattered in the grass. Most people know the students as tightrope walkers, but they are actual...

Utilizing career services on campus

Utilizing career services on campus

By Bridget Hynes

January 27, 2015

The University offers several resources for students who are career-minded, including the online forum I-Link, career fairs and college-specific advisors. Below are a few of the resources available to students: Career Services Offices The University has 12 different career services offices on campus, including the...

‘Ten Minute Talks’ discusses healthy eating for finals

‘Ten Minute Talks’ discusses healthy eating for finals

By Taylor Lucero

December 11, 2014

Students who have gotten into unhealthy eating habits can get the facts on their diet and how it affects their performance, specifically during finals week. The Center for Academic Resources in Engineering held a discussion event, “Ten Minute Talks,” on Wednesday night giving an overview of the i...

Cream & Flutter sweetens up for the holidays.

Cream & Flutter sweetens up for the holidays.

December 8, 2014

Known for its gourmet cupcakes, Cream & Flutter is transforming the way the local community thinks of sweet treats.  Located in the heart of downtown Champaign at 114 N Walnut St., customers can find a wide variety of sweets, such as cookies, homemade macarons and marshmallows, along with custo...

The value of the James Scholar cord

The value of the James Scholar cord

December 8, 2014

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

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 ...

Qdoba caters to campus’ Mexican crave

Qdoba caters to campus’ Mexican crave

November 5, 2014

Starting this week, visitors of the Illini Union can hear the chanting of “Come buy a burrito at Qdoba!” echoing from the northwest corner of the basement floor.  After leaving its Green Street location in 2013, Qdoba Mexican Grill has returned just down the street in the Illini Union food court...

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