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Campus takes steps to combat sexual assault

April 3, 2016

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, with communities across the country encouraged to take up action to combat sexual assault.ejThe University, Parkland College and the Champaign-Urbana communities...

Budget impasse hits Parkland College

March 9, 2016

The state budget impasse is proving increasingly troublesome for the Parkland College faculty, staff and student body, and the college's theater department may be experiencing the negative effects first.With...

Parkland College to hold free Anxiety Screening Day

February 16, 2016

daily illini staff reportParkland College will host Anxiety Screening Day, as well as an information session entitled “Understanding and Treating Anxiety” on its campus on March 2.During the information...

UPDATE: Parkland College evacuated after threat

November 19, 2015

UPDATE: (7 p.m.) No bomb was found on the Parkland College campus following the investigation Thursday. The college will remain closed for Thursday evening and will reopen Friday morning at 6...

Champaign County encourages more women to join law enforcement

Portrait of police office Kristen Garcia by Flower Yang.
October 13, 2015

University of Illinois police officer Kristen Garcia has always had a desire to help others.“I’ve also always been a problem solver and a peacemaker,” she said. “Those things all go hand in hand...

Man charged with felony for menorah vandalism

September 9, 2015

Max W. Kristy, 20, who was arrested on Aug. 25 on the charge of criminal damage to property for damaging a menorah outside of the University’s Chabad Jewish Center, was charged with a Class 4 felony...

Jump Simulation Center to train future College of Medicine students with technology

July 19, 2015

When the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine opens its doors to students in approximately three years, a new technological facility will help prepare medical professionals for a future in a technology-driven...

Parkland College Planetarium brings an array of programs to community

Julie Angel, Parkland College instructor, stands on Mt. St. Helens in Washington on July 5. Angel scaled the volcano as part of a 20-person team, and the experience provides a focal point to her World of Science lecture on Friday. 
February 5, 2015

Parkland College’s William M. Staerkel Planetarium is perhaps best known for its shows on the skies and solar system. But on Friday, it will display Parkland instructor Julie Angel’s recent ascent...

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen looks to continue its values in new Champaign location

Ellen McDowell (center) stands with a group of volunteers as the director of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen of 35 years.
January 28, 2015

Six months before shifting locations and turning off the burners for good at the New Covenant Fellowship, the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen was on an over 30-year run. Since its inception in 1980, the kitchen...

A decade in the making

A decade in the making
January 20, 2015

At 63 years old, Michael Chrzastowski was much different from the other graduate students last fall. After working as a University employee for 25 years at the Illinois State Geological Survey, Chrzastowski...

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck
November 12, 2014

A single mother with three kids has to send her children to school, but also get to work on time. She needs to buy more groceries, but she doesn’t know how to pay for the doctor’s appointment, let...

BARE project challenges stereotypes of beauty

The BARE Project features photographs of women's bodies paired with a write-up from the subject that shares her personal experiences with body image. The collection will be on display at the Indi Go Artist Co-Op until Tuesday.
August 27, 2014

Often, images in the media portray societal standards of beauty that do not reflect the average individual. In spite of this issue, three local women, Anna Longworth, Alisa Greene, and Emily Otnes took...

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