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Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

By Lilly Mashayek

May 9, 2016

From exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer, this year had its fair share of intriguing and notable tech stories in the news. Along with an increasing emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunities, students and staff at the University made their mark in the tech world. Here’s a look at this year’...

Illinois Student Senate elects student body president, vice presidents, treasurer

Illinois Student Senate elects student body president, vice presidents, treasurer

By Claire Textor

March 29, 2016

Last spring, photos on social media of members of the Alpha Phi sorority and Acacia fraternity dressed in sombreros and turbans solicited a variety of responses. “Not Just a Party,” a Facebook group of student activists, made a series of demands including, but not limited to a three-year suspension...

Student trustee election leads to hearing

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 16, 2016

The Campus Student Election Commission, CSEC, heard Spencer Haydary’s contest of the unofficial student trustee election results at its meeting Tuesday night. Haydary, junior in LAS, said a campaign violation — a letter of endorsement from Student Body President Mitch Dickey — contribu...

VP duo terms end early

By Samantha Jones Toal

December 9, 2015

By Samantha Jones ToalStaff WriterSarah Hochman and Matt Hill resigned from their positions as Illinois Student Senate vice presidents internal and external, respectively, on Nov. 8RB. Their resignations were effective Dec. 9, the last day of the fall semesterRB.The pair resigned after nearly one and a ha...

Student senate aims to highlight diversity

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 10, 2015

By Samantha Jones ToalStaff WriterEvery day, students pass by hundreds of strangers as they walk around campus. Briefly, they might take notice of what someone’s wearing or what they look like.Now, with the launch of the Illinois Student Senate’s Faces of Champaign campaign, students can get to k...

University to participate in national week of action to stop sexual assault

University to participate in national week of action to stop sexual assault

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 8, 2015

The spattering of orange and blue t-shirts with the statement “It’s On Us” is found across campus on students who signed a pledge to prevent sexual assault last year.“Almost every day I see someone wearing an “It’s On Us” campaign t-shirt,” said Matt Hill, Illinois Student Senate vice presiden...

It’s On Us to use 1 year anniversary to launch new task force

It’s On Us to use 1 year anniversary to launch new task force

By Jason Chun

September 16, 2015

The Illinois Student Senate will recognize the one-year anniversary of the It’s On Us campaign with the launch of a new task force on Sept. 19.The task force will attempt to bring together students from across campus to raise awareness about sexual assault.The goal of the task force is to build on t...

Student Senate discusses tuition, elects C-U liasions

By Abigale Svoboda

September 10, 2015

Tweet: Mitch Dickey, Illinois Student Senate president, is still dedicated to lowering the cost of college tuition.Illinois Student Senate met for the third time of the school year Wednesday but had to delay any resolutions for action.Matt Hill, vice president-external, said the student senate did...

Biden’s visit inspires continued interest in campaign to end sexual assault

Biden’s visit inspires continued interest in campaign to end sexual assault

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015

By Maggie Sullivanstaff writerVice President Joe Biden visited the University to celebrate students’ efforts with the “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. The White House launched the “It’s On Us” campaign in October and the University quickly led the pack in ...

Business student reaches new heights at NASA

Business student reaches new heights at NASA

By Christen McGlynn

February 19, 2014

A typical day for a sophomore at the University may include classes, club activities and maybe a couple of Blue Guys at KAM’s in the evening. But not for Tanaya Bhardwaj, sophomore in Business. Her days consist of extracting and analyzing data for the technical content, schedule and risk that acco...