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Illinois women will not get equal pay until 2065

Illinois women will not get equal pay until 2065

By Mara Kupelian

September 23, 2015

Working women in Illinois will not achieve equal pay for 50 years.A recent study published by “The Status of Women in the States” and released by the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research, IWPR, in May found women and men will earn the same wage by 2065. The study approximated when...

Relish this rare opportunity for Illini baseball

By Alex Roux

May 31, 2015

Illinois baseball kind of sneaks up on you every year.Not the team; the season itself. It will begin in some warm-weather state, like Texas, Florida, or Georgia, where the weather is suitable for baseball while Midwesterners are still in the middle of a February freeze.By the time the Illini even ge...

Moving past melanoma

Skin cancer survivor, Kaitlin Johnson, proudly presents her surgical scar and melanoma awareness tattoo in recognition of Melanoma Monday.

May 4, 2015

In October, Kaitlin Johnson got a tattoo. She stood patiently as the tattoo artist inked delicate orange and blue flowers connected by a green vine around her leg. The needle hurt, of course, but she was tough. After all, it wasn’t the first time she had felt pain. Two hours later, the artist added...

Commending the abundance of student travel opportunities

By Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 19, 2015

As students of the University, we love Illinois. However, we can’t say we always love the bitter cold winters and the view of endless miles of flat farmland that stretch across either side of I-57. Exposure to new places is a welcome change once in a while, and with spring break rapidly approaching...

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

On Aug. 27, Mars will swing nearer to Earth than it has been in almost 60,000 years. This sequence of photographs shows how it appears larger as it gets closer to Earth.

March 17, 2015

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...

With Leron Black, future could be now for Illinois basketball

With Leron Black, future could be now for Illinois basketball

By Sean Neumann

November 4, 2014

The future of Illini basketball might be here already, and its name is “Savage.” Freshman Leron Black — who was given the ferocious nickname for his aggressive rebounding — is expecting to get playing time this season and said that the media spotlight surrounding Big Ten basketball won’t be a tough...