The Daily Illini

UI physics professor named national professor of the year

Portrait of Mats Selen by Jovanie De La Cruz.

By Vivienne Henning

November 30, 2015

The University hired Mats Selen in the Spring of 1993, and after his many years here, it’s become apparent of the effect he has had on the students and the physics department.SOSelen was awarded the national Professor of the Year Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the C...

Alma Mater back for Commencement

Workers struggle for almost an hour before finally placing the Alma Mater back onto her stand on the corner of Wright and Green on Wednesday, April 9th, right before noon.

By Claire Hettinger

May 14, 2014

It’s been a big year for Alma Mater. After much renovation, she returned to campus on April 9, with plenty of time for the 2014 Commencement ceremony. Students have been taking advantage of the statue’s return by visiting, taking pictures and climbing on the much-missed structure. The final cost of...