The Daily Illini

Editorial: Don’t abuse your First Amendment rights

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016

Overstating the importance of the First Amendment in facilitating responsible journalism is a difficult task. It allows us to do our jobs as aspiring journalists, but more importantly, facilitates freedom of expression for all U.S. citizens. That said, no one should use the privilege granted by the...

UI professors found in violation of Ethics Act

By Maggie Sullivan

September 27, 2015

Nearly two years after physics professor George Gollin’s unsuccessful campaign for democratic congressional candidate, three University professors became the subject of an ethics investigation by the Illinois Executive Commission.Leon Dash, journalism professor, Nancy Blake, literature professor and Lau...

Hotdog! Wienermobile recruits on campus

January 22, 2015

Since Monday, Alex Lando and Joe Zerka, also known as “hotdoggers,” have been driving the Wienermobile through campus honking and waving at passersby while sharing their stories of how they became drivers. Now they are recruiting college students to become the next class of hotdoggers, the 28th in Osca...

BARE project challenges stereotypes of beauty

BARE project challenges stereotypes of beauty

By Frances Welch

August 26, 2014

Often, images in the media portray societal standards of beauty that do not reflect the average individual. In spite of this issue, three local women, Anna Longworth, Alisa Greene, and Emily Otnes took a stance and created The BARE project, a series of 43 photographed individuals paired with separate, ha...

Google Glass improving but still not ready for public release

Google Glass improving but still not ready for public release

May 5, 2014

He just might have the coolest pair of glasses on campus. Josh Doil, senior in LAS, has fitted his prescription lenses to Google Glass, a hands-free technology device that allows many of the same functions as a smartphone, including a camera, to be displayed in a tiny glass prism above the right eye. Tho...

Tuition to triple this coming semester

Tuition to triple this coming semester

By Stephanie Kim

March 31, 2014

That’s right — April Fools’ Day. Without careful reading, headlines like this can fool readers, whether it is April Fools’ Day or not. The name of the game is satire. And over time, it has become harder to recognize. In recent years, news has permeated print publications, the Internet and soc...