The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

By Joseph Longo April 10, 2016

A recent string of alleged racist incidents have left student activist groups on campus demanding action from the campus community and the University administration.Call for ActionOn Friday, April 8 the...

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

By Megan Jones April 10, 2016

Some non-tenure faculty hope to show University administrators the importance of their work by exploring striking in the near future. The Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546 voted to explore...

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill) meets with student leaders and university officials to talk about issues including sexual assault and safety at the Illini Union on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

By Vivienne Henning April 5, 2016

Congressman Rodney Davis agspoke to students and faculty about sexual assault safety measures at the Illini Union Tuesday. Coinciding with Sexual Assault Awareness month, Davis spoke around the state...

Water fountain displayed at the Illini Union on March 30, 2015.

Third annual Water Day to focus on intersection of water and jobs

By Michael Semaca April 5, 2016

A student group will be hosting its third annual Illinois Water Day at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications building April 8. MG The event put on by the University of Illinois’s...

UIUC Beyond Coal organizes a student rally before the Academic Senates votes on divestment of coal interests at the University Main Quad on Monday, April 4.

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

By Megan Jones April 4, 2016

Athena, a 9-month-old infant, was in attendance at Beyond Coal’s rally Monday. While she couldn’t speak words or even hold a poster in support of divesting from coal, she represented something bigger...

Illinois Student Senate holds elections for student president at the Psychology Building on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016

Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

By Lilly Mashayek April 3, 2016

The University may begin to look for a new mascot, depending on the findings from an exploratory committee.ejThe committee, created by the Illinois Student Senate, is not officially launching a search...

The new Maize location will be at the Station, Downtown Champaign (100 N. Chestnut, formally 116 N. Chestnut).

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...

Senator Scott Bennett, Representative Carol Ammons, and Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten lead a discussion on the future of Automatic Voter Registration(AVS) in Illinois on Mar. 31.

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

By Claire Textor April 3, 2016

A public forum was held at the Illini Union to discuss automatic voter registration last Thursday, March 31. Students at the University and members of the community gathered to express their curiosity...

Student senate elects new executive leaders

Student senate elects new executive leaders

By Claire Textor March 30, 2016

The Illinois Student Senate elected their new 2016-2017 executive positions Tuesday, electing Ron Lewis as student body president, Alex Villanueva as vice president - external, Spencer Haydary as vice...

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...

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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...

Student trustee election complaint dropped

By Samantha Joes Toal March 27, 2016

Student Trustee candidate Spencer Haydary dropped his controversial contest against Collin Schumock, the student trustee-elect.AGHaydary and Schumock, both juniors in LAS, were the two main candidates...

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