The Daily Illini

Board of Trustees approves background check, discusses budget

By Maggie Sullivan

September 10, 2015

UPDATE (12:35 p.m.)Walter Knorr, vice president and chief financial officer, reported an update on the University's financial state despite still lacking finalized state appropriations for fiscal year 2016."We continue to have a spread of possible reduction ranges from $57 million, or 8.5 ...

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

Shawn McLoughlin gives a thumbs up to motorists who honk their horn for Gay Rights during a Gay rights rally in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

By Abigale Svoboda

September 3, 2015

Seventy-four percent of University students reported they were neutral about homosexuality or were not homophobic in 2004. The University has not conducted an LGBTQ-specific campus climate survey since.However, Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping colleges create a better atmosphere...

Local celebrities support Summer Youth Employment Program by volunteering at Merry Ann’s Diner fundraiser

Steve Gardner, a financial planner, chats with a customer at Merry Ann's Diner on Tuesday, June 2.

By Mariah Schaefer

June 2, 2015

A fundraiser featuring local celebrities helped out the Summer Youth Employment Program this week. This was the second year the event, hosted by Merry Ann's Diner, has been held. “Merry Ann’s Diner Celebrity Server and Chef Fundraiser,” took place at the restaurant's Main Street location o...

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