The Daily Illini

A Revolutionary Fellow

Asef Bayat, sociology and Middle Eastern studies professor, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship Grant in April along with five other University professors.

April 30, 2014

Five University professors have been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships, an award reserved for those “who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”  Of the five — Asef Bayat, Joy Harjo, David Deke Weaver, Catherine Prendergast, and St...

Layalina Mediterranean Grill

The Layalina Mixed Grill from Layalina Mediterranean Grill, with hummus, pita bread, and the stuffed falafel.

April 15, 2014

Sitting on the corner of First Street and Springfield Avenue, Layalina Mediterranean Grill does not overtly demand attention, yet it is inviting nonetheless. The interior is dimly lit with wooden tables and booths filling the open room and Middle Eastern decorations lining the walls. A popular menu item...