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Maize to open second location downtown

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

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

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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 ...

Bernie Sanders holds UI rally

Bernie Sanders holds UI rally

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 12, 2016

4:15 p.m. — "Love trumps hatred." Speaking about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Sanders speaks of his faith in the American people.  "The American people will defeat Donald Trump," he said.  Sanders says he will defeat Donald Trump because Americans aren't going t...

Bob Woodward speaks at UI on Lincoln's life, own experiences

Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter, Bob Woodward, giving the inaugural speech for

By Aaron Navarro

January 27, 2016

Before Bob Woodward could delve into how Abraham Lincoln relates to the 21st century during a lecture at Foellinger Auditorium on Tuesday, he addressed his outfit choice.“I do not have a coat and tie on because I got stranded out of Washington because of the snow,” Woodward said. “The dean generousl...

Senator Mark Kirk joins fight against LGBT discrimination

Residents walk through Main Street at the Champaign Pride Parade on September 19, 2015.

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

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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 ...

UPDATED: UIC student arrested, charged in connection with threats to University of Chicago campus

Campus security officers on the Main Quadrangles at the University of Chicago on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 in Chicago. The University of Chicago announced Sunday that all classes and other activities planned for Monday on its Hyde Park campus will be canceled after the university was informed by FBI counterterrorism officials of a gun violence threat to the campus. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Abigale Svoboda

November 30, 2015

UPDATE (5 p.m.): Jabari R. Dean, a 21-year-old student at the University of Illinois at Chicago was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Illinois.DNAinfo.com reported that at Dean's federal hearin...

Black Students for Revolution call for change at UI

Students advocate for racial equality at a rally on the Main Quad on Nov. 18.

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'

Students advocate for racial equality at a rally on the Main Quad on Nov. 18.

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

President Timothy Killeen speaks to media, alongside Acting Chancellor Barbara Wilson (left) the pair released a statement in support of students and faculty affected by the immigration ban.

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...

Duncan visits UI, discusses challenges for students with disabilities

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks with members of the University's wheelchair basketball team Wednesday morning at the ARC.

By Aaron Navarro

September 16, 2015

The Men’s and Women’s wheelchair basketball teams had a special spectator at their Wednesday morning practice. Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, visited the ARC as part of his national “Back-To-School” bus tour. “[UI’s wheelchair basketball program] is extraordinary, and...

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, ...

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