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$700,000 grant awarded to help community college transfer students

By Vivienne Henning

February 8, 2016


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The Office of Community College Research and Leadership received a grant to help community college transfer students earn bachelor’s degrees.The University’s Office of Community College Research and Leadership, OCCRL, will use a $700,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund n...

UIPD issues notice reporting sexual assault at fraternity house

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 8, 2016


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The University of Illinois Police Department issued a Campus Safety Notice on Monday to inform the campus community about a sexual assault that occurred Sunday morning.According to the notice, the incident occurred early Sunday morning at a fraternity house. The assault was committed by a person known t...

Massmail reminds students of We Care resources

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 3, 2016


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Renée Romano, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, sent out a massmail to University students today reminding them of resources available to those impacted by sexual misconduct. The email began by stating, “As we begin a new semester, I want to make sure that you are aware of the resources availa...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit campus

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit campus

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 3, 2016


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Sonia Sotomayor, supreme court justice, will talk with the University community in March.The College of Law will hold “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor,” on March 7, according to the school’s website. At the event, Sotomayor will “discuss a wide range of topics” ...

U of I Employees Credit Union changes name

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 2, 2016


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The University of Illinois Credit Union is changing its name from U of I Employees Credit Union to U of I Community Credit Union. The name change is effective as of February 1, 2016.According to E.J. Donaghey, President and CEO of UICCU, the name change is in the hopes of “Eliminating the barrier t...

Champaign City Council to consider settlement in Seets case

By Daily Illini Saff Report

February 1, 2016


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The Champaign City Council is faced with a $70,000 payout for the Kisica Seets case at their Council meeting this Tuesday.Seets filed the lawsuit in federal court against the City of Champaign and four police officers. She alleges that a police officer used excessive force against her while she was being...

Graduate Employees Organization holds celebratory rally

By Dixita Limbachia

January 28, 2016


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The Graduate Employees Organization held a rally Thursday afternoon to celebrate the University agreement to continue tuition waivers for students in the Master's of Computer Science program.The main objective for the organization is to protect tuition waivers for graduate students, especi...

Killeen: Lack of budget is causing reputational, operational damage to UI

By Samantha Joes Toal

January 26, 2016


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The state budget impasse was President Timothy Killeen’s focus at his annual “special meeting” with the Senate Executive Committee on Monday.“We still don’t have a budget, as you know, and we are well into the fiscal year,” Killeen said. “It is causing damage — both operational and...

Students, professors push for addition of U.S. minority education requirement

By Vivienne Henning

January 26, 2016


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The Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) met with the Educational Policy committee of the Academic Senate on Monday to discuss how a U.S. minority education requirement would be integrated into students’ curriculums.JTStaff and student representatives from campus minority organizations also joined CORE ...

UIPD reports robbery at Krannert Center

UIPD reports robbery at Krannert Center

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 25, 2016


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The University of Illinois Police department issued a campus safety notice Monday morning regarding a robbery that took place early Sunday morning.The incident occurred around 2 a.m. in the parking garage of the Krannert Center for Performing Arts.According to the notice, the victim was walking to his car in the low...

UIPD reports assault near Ikenberry Commons

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 25, 2016


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UPDATE: On Monday, police reported that the person who reported the attempted robbery recently told investigators the incident never occurred. No more information was available at the time of this report.***The University of Illinois Police Department issued a Campus Safety Notice Sunday after an attempte...

UI to use Mellon grant to further research, student opportunities

By Dixita Limbachia

January 23, 2016


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BY Dixita LimbachiaStaff WriterA $4.2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will aid two of the University’s Humanities Without Walls initiatives and help graduate students further their studies.EJThe research initiative, Work of the Humanities and the Changing Climate, is designed to be...

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