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Maize to open second location downtown

Maize to open second location downtown

By Samuel Cheung

April 3, 2016

With a 4.6 star review on Google and a 4.5 star review on Yelp,ag Maize is a favorite restaurant of students on campus, but its cramped space turns some customers away. “Maize is the best Mexican restaurant on campus, but one of the main reasons I don’t go is the limited space,” said Jack Carrer...

White House recognizes University researchers for efforts in water safety

White House recognizes University researchers for efforts in water safety

By Ashni Gandhi

March 30, 2016

By Ashni GhandiStaff writerThe White House recognized the University’s Prairie Research Institute for its emphasis on water safety and other water issues around the world.The March 22 national summitss served as an environmental call to action highlighting the Resilient Watershed Initiative along with ...

Senator Mark Kirk joins fight against LGBT discrimination

Senator Mark Kirk joins fight against LGBT discrimination

By Daniel Corry

January 25, 2016

Mark Kirk, Illinois senator, became the first Republican senator to co-sponsor the Equality Act Tuesday. The Equality Act would ban discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity by building on past civil rights laws. These laws already protected individuals ...

Students, faculty gather for love and solidarity rally

Students, faculty gather for love and solidarity rally

By Lilly Mashayek

December 3, 2015

Adorned with red and black arm bands, allies of the black solidarity movement gathered on the quad Wednesday for a “Love and Solidarity” rally. Students and faculty organizations read statements of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and black students, faculty and community members. The ...

Black Students for Revolution call for change at UI

Black Students for Revolution call for change at UI

By Charlotte Collins

November 21, 2015

Black Students for Revolution at the University of Illinois addressed the formation of a White Student Union in a press release Friday evening. The press release — circulated through email and the Facebook page for the Black Students for Revolution — was sent as a collective response fro...

UI students at solidarity event push for 'revolution'

UI students at solidarity event push for 'revolution'

By Charlotte Collins

November 19, 2015

Students congregated on the Main Quad Wednesday at noon for the black student solidarity rally, which was organized through social media, networking and word-of-mouth throughout the week.lbThe event did not introduce any formalized demands to University administration or other governing bodies. It was not organized...

Killeen, peers urge Rauner to end budget impasse

Killeen, peers urge Rauner to end budget impasse

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 1, 2015

October marks the fourth month without a state budget. University President Timothy Killeen acknowledged the lack of a budget in a massmail Wednesday and informed the community about a letter he and nine other university presidents wrote to Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois politicians.In the massmail Kill...

UI Board waits on state budget, approves background check

By Maggie Sullivan

September 11, 2015

To officially kick off the academic year, the Board of Trustees approved a widely debated background check procedure, addressed the lack of a finalized state budget and discussed 10-day enrollment numbers.Background checksA new background check policy will go into effect Oct. 5 and will require all new faculty, staff, ...

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

By Abigale Svoboda

September 3, 2015

Seventy-four percent of University students reported they were neutral about homosexuality or were not homophobic in 2004. The University has not conducted an LGBTQ-specific campus climate survey since.However, Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping colleges create a better atmosphere...