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Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

Lucas Wright

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] continues to struggle in conference playBig Ten play has not been kind to the Illinois softball team so far.Coming off another series loss against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Illini currently sit at 3-6 in conference play.SO For most teams, this would be cause for panic, but ...

Illinois men's tennis extends winning streak with wins over Iowa and Nebraska

Illinois men's tennis extends winning streak with wins over Iowa and Nebraska

Alex Wallner

April 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

The red-hot, No. 15 Illinois men’s tennis team extended its five-match winning streak to seven this weekend against No. 63 Iowa and unranked Nebraskamk.With the two victories, the Illini improved to 15-7 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten, setting up a much-anticipated matchup with No. 2...

Synchronized swimming club team to show off bond at Moms Weekend performance

Synchronized swimming  club team to show off bond at Moms Weekend performance

Ashley Wijangco

April 5, 2016


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Last school year, freshman Andrea Hayden MGwas browsing through Illinois’ Class of 2019 admitted students Facebook page when a post caught her attention.Hayden, a synchronized swimmer, came across a post from a girl who also did synchronized swimming. She thought to herself, “Wow, that’s so rando...

Illinois men’s golf compete in Augusta

Ryan Wilson

April 2, 2016


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[email protected], down one spot in the national rankings, play in yet another challenging tournamentThe Illinois men’s golf team did not pick an easy schedule this year. The Illini have finished fifth and tied for eighth — their worst in respect to the standings — in each of their last two to...

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

Aaron Navarro

March 30, 2016


Filed under News

Matthew Eaglin wouldn’t be able to go here without the Monetary Award Program, MAP, grants. Eaglin, junior in Media, said he receives about $5,000 a year in MAP grant funds.Eaglin said as a low income student, MAP grants have been a major help to him and his family.“I don’t really see any other...

Champaign house fire undergoing investigation

Vivienne Henning

March 28, 2016


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A residential fire claimed the life of two Champaign residents Saturday, March 26. The Champaign Fire Department responded to calls of a fire on the 1800 block of Cypress Drive around 4 a.m.RBDavid Ferber, the Deputy Chief of Support for the Champaign Fire Department, said the original call was for a report of smoke in t...

Vice President for Research to step down

Daily Illini Staff Report

March 16, 2016


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Vice President for Research Lawrence B. Schook will be stepping down from the position in August.According to a news release sent out Wednesday morning, Schook will return to his research and faculty work at both the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses, where he has been a faculty member since 2000. A nat...

Student trustee election leads to hearing

Samantha Jones Toal

March 16, 2016


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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...

UIPD investigates death of newborn

Daily Illini Staff Report

March 15, 2016


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The University of Illinois Police Department is investigating the death of a newborn baby discovered on campus Sunday evening.According to a press release from the department, UIPD officers were dispatched to Bousfield Hall, 1214 First St., around 5 p.m. Sunday to check on a student who had been sic...

Student trustee candidates discuss mental health, diversity

Samantha Jones Toal

March 9, 2016


Filed under News

As the three candidates for student trustee debated in the Courtyard Cafe of the Illini Union on Tuesday, issues of mental health, the state budget impasse and diversity and inclusivity took center stage.Collin Schumock, junior in LAS, Amaka Onwuta, junior in Business and Spencer Haydary, junior in LA...

UIPD handles increase in DUI’s over Unofficial weekend

Daily Illini Staff Report

March 8, 2016


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This past weekend marked the annual Unofficial celebration on campus, and with it came an influx of visitors from outside of the UIUC community. There was also a notable three arrests for DUI’s over the course of the weekend.“Obviously this weekend we had some visitors in our campus for Unofficial St...

Illinois Senate passes bill to overturn Rauner's veto on MAP grants

Daily Illini Staff Report

March 2, 2016


Filed under News

UPDATE: The Illinois House failed to pass the three-fifths vote threshold for overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto, despite voting 69 to 48 to pass the bill. According to Illinois law, the bill remains vetoed.The Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 2043 today, which proposed to override Gov. Bruce...

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