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Keep your news out of my selfies

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Did you know it was Earth Day last Friday? If yes, did you know because you actually knew Earth Day was an event every year on April 22nd, or did you know because you saw the Earth Day geofilters when you were flipping through filters trying to capture the perfect Snapchat selfie? As the election cycle has...

Editorial: Non-tenure faculty strike exemplifies peaceful protest

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We live in a time when every public misstep is met with widespread criticism. It’s the age of scrutiny, and people would do well to consider the potential consequences of their plans before taking action. Protests are an essential part to our democracy — people have a right to voice their...

Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

By Lilly Mashayek

May 9, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

From exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer, this year had its fair share of intriguing and notable tech stories in the news. Along with an increasing emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunities, students and staff at the University made their mark in the tech world. Here’s a look at this year’...

Year in Review: Infant death on campus

May 9, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Crime, News

On March 13, Lindsay L. Johnson was found by University Police near the music building after allegedly murdering her infant son in Bousfield hall. Last week, Tuesday, May 3rd, Assistant State's Attorney Tony Ortega issued a subpoena for Johnson’s medical records from her visit to McKinley Health Cent...

University partners with Homeland Security to create infrastructure protection center

By Joseph Longo

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

The University partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to create a multi-million dollar national infrastructure protection planning institute. On Tuesday, April 12,IL the University, Homeland Security and the Science and Technology Directorate will officially launch their Critical Infrastru...

University professors named Guggenheim Fellows

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

Six University professors were named to the 2016 Guggenheim Fellows list. Over the past three years, 13 University faculty members have been given this distinction. MS https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/349472According to an April 6 press release, the 178 successful candidates were chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants in the founda...

Police blotter for April 12, 2016

By Vivienne Henning

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

Champaign- A 19-year-old male was arrested on the charge of armed robbery in the 400 block of East Clark Street around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.According to the report, the offender stole the victim’s cell phone using a firearm. The offender was arrested on the charges of unlawful use of weapons, defacin...

University receives tree campus USA® recognition

University receives tree campus USA® recognition

By Michael Semaca

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

TWEET: University recognized for its “forest environment” #treehuggersThe University was recognized by Tree Campus USAIL RB for sustaining an on-campus forest environment. The group, which is a part of the Arbor Day Foundation, announced its 2015 members April 7 and included the University for the first time...

Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

By Samantha Jones Toal Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

Kathryn Polkoff, a graduate student in animal sciences, stands 6 feet and 4 inches tall.RB No longer does she gear up in her kneepads and Fighting Illini volleyball jersey, but instead in her white lab coat, safety goggles and beakers.However, even when she’s decked out for the lab, she lacks the look of intimidation one m...

?Police blotter for April 7, 2016

By Vivienne Henning

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

ChampaignA case of disorderly conduct was reported in the 1200 block of North Walnut Street around 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday.agAccording to the report, an unknown offender set a trashcan on fire outside of the victim’s residence.agAn aggravated discharge of a firearm was reported in the 900 block of ...

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


Filed under News

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 Black Students for Revolution and Students for Justice in Palestine comprised the second wave of student a...

Campus development to be discussed at upcoming Master Plan forums

By Vivienne Henning

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

The ongoing 18-month process of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Master Plan will be outlined and discussed at two separate public forums on April 12 and 14mk.Robin Kaler, campus spokesperson, said the April 12 public forum is aimed at faculty, staff and students of University of ...

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