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Campus takes steps to combat sexual assault

By Vivienne Henning

April 3, 2016


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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 will be hosting a range of events in efforts to raise awareness.ejMolly McLay, assistant dir...

Budget impasse hits Parkland College

By Ashni Ghandi

March 9, 2016


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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 $566,989 cut from the budget and 46 faculty positions eliminated, Parkland has been forced to el...

Parkland College to hold free Anxiety Screening Day

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 16, 2016


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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 session, which will begin at noon, there will be a video screening followed by a discussion with a...

UPDATE: Parkland College evacuated after threat

November 19, 2015


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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 a.m. UPDATE: (2 p.m.) Pat Wade, University of Illinois Police Department spokesman, said the UIPD does...

Champaign County encourages more women to join law enforcement

Champaign County encourages more women to join law enforcement

By Christin Watkins

October 13, 2015


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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 in law enforcement — figure out what needs to be fixed in each situation and help that pers...

Man charged with felony for menorah vandalism

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 9, 2015


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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 Tuesday.Kristy, a 20 year-old Parkland College student, was originally arrested after Champaign Pol...

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

By Mariah Schaefer

July 19, 2015


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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 field. The creation of the Jump Simulation Center, which was announced in late June, was made p...

Parkland College Planetarium brings an array of programs to community

Parkland College Planetarium brings an array of programs to community

By Abrar Al-Heeti

February 5, 2015


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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 up Mount St. Helens, one of the mightiest and most explosive volcanoes in the United States.  Angel ...

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck

By Brittney Nadler

November 12, 2014


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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 alone if she can keep her family’s home until the end of the month. The poverty simulation hosted...

BARE project challenges stereotypes of beauty

BARE project challenges stereotypes of beauty

By Frances Welch

August 27, 2014


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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 a stance and created The BARE project, a series of 43 photographed individuals paired with separate, ha...

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