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Former UI professor celebrates 102nd birthday

Janardan Kukreti, former University professor of veterinary medicine and Champaign resident, celebrates his 102nd birthday in his son’s house on Saturday. 

By Abrar Al-Heeti

October 13, 2014

Janardan Kukreti has more than a century’s worth of life experiences under his wing.  On Saturday, Kukreti, former University professor of veterinary medicine, and his friends and family members gathered to celebrate a major milestone in his life: his 102nd birthday. Forty guests arrived in the mornin...

National Vegetarian Awareness Month brings vegetarian options to campus

The Red Herring, located at 1209 W. Oregon St. in Urbana, is one option on campus for students seeking vegetarian meals. October is National Vegetarian Awareness Month. 

October 4, 2014

The student-initiative Sustainability Chopped Competition is being held Wednesday night in Field of Greens at Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls during dinner hours. The “secret ingredient” will be based on a vegan and vegetarian diet. All four groups of competitors received a pantry list on Tuesday an...

Modern Greek Studies to screen ‘Twice a Stranger’ documentary

Esma — great grandmother of Sebnem Ozkan, outreach coordinator at the European Union Center — was a Turkish woman who was forced to flee Greece with her five children.

By Brittney Nadler

May 7, 2014

Her name was Eleni, and she was just a toddler when she and her siblings fled Turkey barefoot with everything they could carry during the forced migration of the early 1920s. With her brother at her side, disguised as a girl so the Turks wouldn’t take him, they set off toward boats that were sent to...

Campus celebrates spring festival of colors

Holi participants throw powder in the air and dance during the celebration. Holi is an Hindu spring celebration that is also called the festival of colors.

April 21, 2014

The soccer fields behind Florida Avenue Residence Halls and Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls exploded with color Saturday afternoon. A throng of students, children and parents threw colored powders and water back and forth, pockets of people danced to the loud rhythmic drumming and the hybridized...