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Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

By Aaron Navarro

March 30, 2016

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...

Student trustee election leads to hearing

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 16, 2016

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

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 15, 2016

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...

University administrators remind campus of student code, state law prior to Unofficial St. Patrick's Day

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 1, 2016

Renée Romano, associate chancellor for student affairs, and Kenneth BallomCH, dean of students, sent a University Massmail regarding Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday. In the massmail, Romano and Ballom encourage students to be safe, responsible and respectful. The letter states that they are w...

Facilites and Services issues urges caution before expected snowstorm

Facilites and Services issues urges caution before expected snowstorm

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 24, 2016

Facilites and Services at the University sent a massmail to the University community Tuesday cautioning students, faculty and staff about a pending snowstorm Wednesday.The massmail stated that the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch and that the expected three to five inches of snow m...

UI suspends discovery courses due to state budget impasse

February 19, 2016

The University has temporarily suspended funding for fall 2016 Firsty-Year Discovery Program courses. The program, which was started in 1994, was intended to help students "enhance their education through greater interaction with faculty in small classes," the Provost's website states.The site adds that the ...

UI alumna to serve as new executive director for governmental relations

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 11, 2016

Lindsay Anderson, a University alumna and former legislative advisor in the state capital, will serve as the University’s executive director for governmental relations on March 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. President TImothy Killeen announced the appointment in a Massmail on Thursday;...

Family of UI student offers $10,000 reward for information about assault

By Joe Longo

February 10, 2016

daily illini staff reportThe family of a University student assaulted on Dec. 13 near campus is offering a $10,000 reward for information about the assailants. The reward is being offered until May 31.The student was struck in the back of the head and subsequently collapsed around 1:14 am in the 700 ...

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

By Samantha Joes Toal

January 26, 2016

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

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

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

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...

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