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Fitzgerald leaves Illinois football

Fitzgerald leaves Illinois football

By Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor

August 10, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Illinois football head coach announced Wednesday the departure of quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald.

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Public higher education cannot survive like this

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I worry about many things. I worry about the lack of funding for public education. I worry about oligarchy. When I step back, and remove myself from this worry, there is a word present. Not an answer, but perhaps a path forward. The word is sustainability. A word that is prevalent today, but automat...

California to Illinois: The out-of-state experience

California to Illinois: The out-of-state experience

By Michelle Tam, Design editor

May 25, 2016


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

The out-of-state experience at Illinois is fun and rewarding.

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Police blotter for April 12, 2016

By Vivienne Henning

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

Champaign- A 19-year-old male was arrested on the charge of armed robbery in the 400 block of East Clark Street around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.According to the report, the offender stole the victim’s cell phone using a firearm. The offender was arrested on the charges of unlawful use of weapons, defacin...

Take a peek at Illini softball coach's record before coming to Illinois

Take a peek at Illini softball coach's record before coming to Illinois

By Alex Rich

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tyra Perry was hired as the University of Illinois’ second-ever softball head coach in June 2015. She spent the past 15 seasons as a NCAA Division I softball head coach, totaling 409 career victories at Ball State, Western Kentucky and Birmingham Southern.Perry was named the ...

Third annual Water Day to focus on intersection of water and jobs

Third annual Water Day to focus on intersection of water and jobs

By Michael Semaca

April 5, 2016


Filed under News

A student group will be hosting its third annual Illinois Water Day at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications building April 8. MG The event put on by the University of Illinois’s International Water Resources Association student chapter is dedicated to bringing attention to ...

Students honor instructors at Teaching Excellence Awards

By Vivienne Henning

April 3, 2016


Filed under News

The 2016 Teaching Excellence Awards will be held on May 1, which recognizes impactful instructors via student nominations.The five recipients of the award this year are: Paul Magelli, professor of business administration, Shane Sullivan, professor of air force aerospace studies, Biplab Deka, TA for comput...

Illini men’s track led by Viney at Stanford Invite

Illini men’s track led by Viney at Stanford Invite

By Will Most

April 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

@IlliniMTrack kick their outdoor season off with a decent performance at Stanford Invite. #IlliniIn a season with many key athletes under redshirt, Illinois men’s track went into their weekend meet in California hoping to see some of the younger members of their team succeed.Instead one of their o...

Illini women's tennis goes 2-0 in Big Ten matchups

By Tim Griffin

April 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

tweet: #Illini go 2-0 over the weekend against Big Ten opponentsThe Illinois women’s tennis team continued its most recent hot streak, having won five straight matches after a 2-0 weekend. The Illini downed the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday evening, and then defeated fellow Big Ten counterpart Nebraska o...

Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

By Lilly Mashayek

April 3, 2016


Filed under News

The University may begin to look for a new mascot, depending on the findings from an exploratory committee.ejThe committee, created by the Illinois Student Senate, is not officially launching a search to create a new mascot, but simply assessing interest from students, faculty and the University community...

Maize to open second location downtown

Maize to open second location downtown

By Samuel Cheung

April 3, 2016


Filed under News

With a 4.6 star review on Google and a 4.5 star review on Yelp,ag Maize is a favorite restaurant of students on campus, but its cramped space turns some customers away. “Maize is the best Mexican restaurant on campus, but one of the main reasons I don’t go is the limited space,” said Jack Carrer...

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

By Claire Textor

April 3, 2016


Filed under News

A public forum was held at the Illini Union to discuss automatic voter registration last Thursday, March 31. Students at the University and members of the community gathered to express their curiosity and qualms with the voting process.JTVoters would automatically be registered to vote in their new d...

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