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Students must explore their passions outside the classroom

By Cassandra Masters, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

After attending TEDxUIUC’s conference last weekend, I came to one realization: I am doing absolutely nothing worthwhile with my time here at the University. Although the day-long conference had various lessons and overarching ideas, this was the message that rang clear to me. Although each speaker d...

Local health center holds 5k raising funds for the uninsured

By Ashni Gandhi

April 3, 2016


Filed under News

Avicenna Community Health Center, a nonprofit organization protecting uninsured and underinsured, hosted a 5K run raising money Sunday morning. The 150 participants included University students, Champaign-Urbana residents and other supporters of the cause.JTThe center was created in Champaign with the int...

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 15, 2016


Filed under News

Hillary ClintonEducationClinton has taken a more moderate position on higher education than her opponent Bernie Sanders, calling for “debt-free” college tuition rather than free college tuitionClimate ChangeClinton’s plan for energy and climate change is twofold. First, she wants to see the U.S. build half a billion s...

Indigenous Languages: Preserving a part of culture

By Mark Snider

November 8, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

By Mark SniderStaff writerNearly 40 percent of the world’s languages are endangered, according to Jenny L. Davis, assistant professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology.“New generations are not taught the language (indigenous languages) within their homes and learning institutions,” Davis said.In an inc...

Trudie Jackson speaks on awareness for Native American LGBT health care

Trudie Jackson speaks on awareness for Native American LGBT health care

By Vivienne Henning

November 4, 2015


Filed under News

When Trudie Jackson returned to school in 2009 to earn her degree in social work she realized the need to address LGBT health. As a case manager in the human service field, she was supposed to serve 15 clients but ended up with a caseload of over 24 clients.Jackson, graduate student in American Indian S...

Share the Vision to highlight University's pipeline of innovation

Share the Vision to highlight University's pipeline of innovation

By Emily Scott

October 6, 2015


Filed under News

The University’s pipeline of innovation flows stronger each year. To highlight this research, the fourth-annual “Share the Vision” technology showcase will connect researchers and start-ups with potential investors, companies and venture capitalists.Hosted by the Office of Technology Managemen...

Board of Trustees discuss changes for University

By Atoosa Sayeh

July 10, 2015


Filed under News

Chair Edward McMillan called the University’s Board of Trustees to two meetings Thursday to discuss various topics pertaining to the University.Both meetings took place in Chicago with video conferences held on campuses in Urbana, Rockford and Springfield. The video conference in Urbana was held in the National ...

Study examines health care costs for obese and smokers

April 22, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

A new University study revealed that health care costs among the obese and smokers are substantially higher than for their non-obese and non-smoking counterparts. In addition, it suggests health care expenses associated with obesity and smoking were considerably larger among women, non-Hispanic whites and o...