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Public higher education cannot survive like this

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I worry about many things. I worry about the lack of funding for public education. I worry about oligarchy. When I step back, and remove myself from this worry, there is a word present. Not an answer, but perhaps a path forward. The word is sustainability. A word that is prevalent today, but automat...

Medical technology performs disappearing act

Medical technology performs disappearing act

By Lilly Mashayek

January 27, 2016


Filed under News

A chemistry professor at the University has developed new medical technology that performs a disappearing act.John Rogers, chemistry professor, said it was through conversations with neurosurgeons that led him to develop a new brain sensor. The sensor wirelessly transmits data about a patient’s temperatu...

UI alumnus creates new online study platform

By Yi Zhang

October 28, 2015


Filed under News

It’s not uncommon for University students to bounce from Compass to Moodle and back to keep up with classes, but now some students will have to add another site to the mix.Study Cloud, founded by University alumnus Ravi Pillabr, is an educational platform that hosts class syllabi, lecture notes and o...

Dissecting a wild week one in the Big Ten

Dissecting a wild week one in the Big Ten

By Dan Escalona

September 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

Week one in college football is normally pretty quiet as far as drama goes — upsets and season-defining moments are rarities. In the Big Ten, however, the season opened with a deafening bang. There was a big upset, heartbreaking defeat and disappointing performance — among others — high...

University of Illinois ranked 18th out of top 25 universities to produce female entrepreneurs

University of Illinois ranked 18th out of top 25 universities to produce female entrepreneurs

By Jessie Webster

August 25, 2015


Filed under News

Melonee Wise, University Engineering alumna, was named one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 in August. Wise, is currently the CEO of Fetch Robotics and cofounded a software operating company called Unbounded Robotics. University alumni like Wise have contributed to database company Cru...

Optimism may make a healthy heart

Optimism may make a healthy heart

By Abrar Al-Heeti

January 21, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

It turns out being happy could lead to more than just feeling good — it could also be associated with good health. A new study suggests a link between having a positive attitude and being in better cardiovascular health in comparison to people who are more pessimistic. Researchers from the Universit...

10 days that defined the Illinois men’s basketball season

10 days that defined the Illinois men’s basketball season

May 14, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Oct. 1 — Transfer Ahmad Starks denied waiver by the NCAA to play the 2013-14 season. The guard from Oregon State who transferred to Illinois to be closer to his grandmother was told by the NCAA that he could not play this season, leaving Illinois with a hole at point guard behind starter Tracy Abr...

Shi-Ai aims to become more prevalent in Greek community

Shi-Ai aims to become more prevalent in Greek community

March 20, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

On Tuesday, the service organization Shi-Ai held its election for a new executive board. With the new board members set, Shi-Ai hopes to become a more well-recognized organization. “We want to get our name out there and try to make Shi-Ai a more prestigious activity to be involved in,” said Juli...

Urbana woman draws national attention with music video

By Eli Murray

March 12, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Lizzie Duckworth Carter has drawn national attention after her song “Let’s Move!” was featured in the National League of Cities newsletter commemorating the 4th anniversary of the Let’s Move! initiative. Duckworth Carter, of Urbana, said she was inspired to write the song while working in the L...

Mary Joan Evans ‘putts’ ‘Evans’ into Evans Scholars House

Mary Joan Evans ‘putts’ ‘Evans’ into Evans Scholars House

By Mara Shapiro

March 11, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Imagine coming from an all-girls school on the south side of Chicago to the University of Illinois. Then imagine doing the same thing, except coming to the University to live in a house where the residents are roughly 75 percent male and 25 percent female. Mary Joan Evans, freshman in LAS, knows this tra...

C-U Symphony Orchestra brings ‘A Season of Joy’ to Krannert

C-U Symphony Orchestra brings ‘A Season of Joy’ to Krannert

December 12, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Just over 53 years ago, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert at Smith Music Hall. More than 250 performances later, the ensemble is still going strong, showcasing a variety of local musical talent. On Thursday, the CUSO is presenting “A Season of Joy,” conducted by m...

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