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UI to use Mellon grant to further research, student opportunities

By Dixita Limbachia

January 23, 2016

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...

UI proposes no tuition increase for incoming students

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 20, 2016

The University has again recommended maintaining in-state tuition for next year’s freshman class.In a press release issued Wednesday, the University confirmed that it will propose keeping base tuition for the Urbana campus at $12,036 for Illinois residents at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday....

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson encourages students to enhance diversity in spring semester

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 18, 2016

Every semester, campus leaders invite students back to campus, typically in the form of a University Massmail. On Monday, however, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson acknowledged feedback about how she communicates in a video message. In her video message, Wilson said that after conversations with studen...

University Housing issues hoverboard ban, safety reminders

By Joeseph Longo

January 7, 2016

University housing issued a press release Monday with new changes and requests for the upcoming spring semester, including a ban on hoverboards, which are battery-operated self-balance scooters. Amid recent fire risk concerns, hoverboards will not be permitted in any University-owned facilities. Students liv...

University alumnus elected Georgian Prime Minister

By Christin Watkins

December 31, 2015

University alumnus Giorgi Kvirikashvili was elected Georgian Prime Minister Wednesday. Kvirikashvili received his Master’s degree in Finance from the University. Morgan Lynge, Professor Emeritus of Finance who taught Kvirikashvili in his time at the University, was “amazed" to hea...

Death of UI student to be investigated

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 23, 2015

The identity of the University student who was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at Carle was released by the Champaign County Coroner Wednesday.Deeptangshu Chatterjee, a senior at the University, was found in a parking lot next to his apartment building located in the 500 block of South Third Str...

University Director appointed to a National Panhellenic Committee

By Lilly Mashayek

December 23, 2015

Andrew Hohn, the Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at the University, has been appointed to the Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Committee of the National Panhellenic Conference, or NPC. Hohn is one of seven members on the committee serving two-year terms. He will work as ...

Local organizations call for Champaign police officer's termination

By Ali Braboy

December 14, 2015

Local organizations are calling for the termination of Champaign Police Officer Matt Rush in regards to investigations over excessive use of force. Brian Dolinar, member of the Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice, said some local organizations have come together to get Rush terminated. Along wit...

UIPD issues Campus Safety Notice following Campustown assault

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 14, 2015

A Campus Safety Notice was issued early Sunday morning after an assault occurred in the 700 block of S. Sixth Street around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.According to the notice, the victim was walking northbound on the west side of S. Sixth Street when an offender unknown to the victim struck the victim in the back ...

Student with ties to San Bernadino to hold benefit

By Lilly Mashayek

December 10, 2015

A benefit concert for the victims of the San Bernardino shootings on Dec. 2 will be held on Saturday Dec. 12 at 7 at the Red Herring cafe in Urbana. The concert is being organized by Justin McAdara, second-year DMA candidate inJazz Studies at the University, and the band Stream of Consciousness. The concert wi...

UI, Carle Health System move forward with College of Medicine developments

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 10, 2015

The University announced the formation of a core curriculum committee for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine in a press release sent Thursday. The committee is composed of 18 professionals from the University or Carle and is co-chaired by Robert Good, the senior associate medical director of popul...

Illinois Student Senate meets for the final time of the fall semester

December 10, 2015

By Samantha Jones ToalStaff writerSenators Say Goodbye On their final day as the Illinois Student Senate vice presidents, Matt Hill and Sarah Hochman, along with former Chief of Staff Samantha Awad said goodbye to the student senate at its final meeting of the semester.Hill and Hochman are leaving due...

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