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UIPD humanizes department through social media

UIPD humanizes department through social media

By Joe Longo

February 15, 2016


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In the early days of Facebook, detectives at the University Police Department bought marijuana from campus drug dealers off of the social media site.When Facebook first began, only persons with university email addresses could access the social media platform. So, drug dealing students felt safe reachin...

Graduate Employees’ Organization stands in solidarity with Black Student for Revolution

By Charlotte Collins

November 25, 2015


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The recent spotlight on race relations at the University has prompted a third campus group to voice its support for Black Students for Resolution. The Graduate Employees’ Organization Local 6300 IFT/AFT, or GEO, at the University released a statement Monday  proclaiming its firm stance...

University pressures Facebook to shut down 'Illini White Student Union' page

By Marijo Enderle

November 19, 2015


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Update: Campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler said the University will continue to work with Facebook to have the Illini White Student Union page removed from the site.“It is disturbing and cowardly that someone would create an anonymous and senseless social media page specifically designed to intimidate o...

Star of “Catfish” cautions Illinois students to be safe when online dating

By Daniel Corry

September 23, 2015


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Years ago, Nev Schulman believed he was in a relationship with a 19-year-old woman. When the couple finally met in person, Schulman learned the person he had been talking to online was actually a 40-year-old  mother. Schulman was “catfished,” an experience that led him to create his own TV show ...

UI grad student creates chocolate-covered pretzel business

UI grad student creates chocolate-covered pretzel business

By Maddie Galassi

April 27, 2015


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When the savory, rich taste of chocolate is combined with the crisp, saltiness of pretzels, a delectable snack is created for anyone with a sweet tooth or salt craving. Rebecca Hoke, graduate student in Social Work, is putting a twist on the common snack by starting her own gourmet chocolate-covered ...

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

April 16, 2015


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Just as Clark Kent transforms into Superman, Jenna Mourey dons her false eyelashes, sardonic wit and pint-sized pooches to become Internet legend Jenna Marbles. Marbles has built an online empire based on YouTube videos, Instagram posts, blog and vlog posts, and most recently, a podcast. With her mini ...

Alumnae reflect on their time at Illinois

Alumnae reflect on their time at Illinois

April 7, 2015


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Before the days of Facebook, Tinder, online class registration and air conditioning, our school looked very different. Tuition was significantly cheaper, rules were less strict and there were no co-ed dorms. We emailed current students’ moms and grandmas who attended the University in the 1960s, 7...

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

March 17, 2015


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It sounds like a movie plot, but the team at Mars One isn’t joking around. The Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp founded the mission in 2011 with a goal to make a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025.  The only catch is the team won’t be coming back to Earth.  According to its “road map,” the...

Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

February 4, 2015


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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...

LinkedIn 101: A student guide

By Victoria Snell

January 27, 2015


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With the spring semester underway, career fair season is in full swing. Thus, networking for internships and job opportunities is crucial. While Twitter and Facebook are social media platforms that can connect students with potential employers — LinkedIn’s sole mission is to “connect the world’s p...

Online portfolios play a role in helping students land the job

Online portfolios play a role in helping students land the job

By Mikayla Ostendorf

January 27, 2015


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Along with resumes, cover letters and up-to-date LinkedIn profiles comes another important tool for self promotion: the online portfolio. The use for online portfolios can vary depending on the major, said Michele Plante, career services coordinator for the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Students i...

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