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UI alumna to serve as new executive director for governmental relations

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 11, 2016


Filed under News

Lindsay Anderson, a University alumna and former legislative advisor in the state capital, will serve as the University’s executive director for governmental relations on March 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. President TImothy Killeen announced the appointment in a Massmail on Thursday;...

Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education dedication celebrated Friday

Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education dedication celebrated Friday

By Aaron Navarro

October 3, 2015


Filed under News

Noted as the first of its kind, the University officially dedicated the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education Friday.Ron L. Chez, president of the foundation for which the center is named, spoke at the ceremony and noted how the efforts of Tim Nugent — Disability Re...

Quinn to celebrate the University's Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 1, 2015


Filed under News

Former Gov. Pat Quinn will celebrate the creation of the University’s Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at a luncheon Thursday.According to a press release, the luncheon will be held at 12:15 p.m. at the Champaign Country Club, 1211 S. Prospect Ave. The new center opened at the beginn...

‘One-stop shop’ to open for wounded veterans

‘One-stop shop’ to open for wounded veterans

By Samantha Jones Toal

September 23, 2015


Filed under News

Veteran and student Garrett Anderson is excited for veterans on campus to have a “one-stop shop” to to find resources, guidance, counseling and more on campus. The Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education is hosting an open house for veterans on campus Thursday. “In the military you...

Gov. Rauner’s term so far full of plans and proposals

By Caeli Cleary

May 10, 2015


Filed under News

By Caeli Clearystaff writerAfter being elected last November, Rauner’s time in office so far has included several budget cuts and financial agendas for more economic stability. Republican Bruce Rauner defeatedhttps://www.dailyillini.com/news/article_838a40e0-64a4-11e4-973f-001a4bcf6878.html HYPERLIN...

Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

By Michal Dwojak, Assistant sports editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

She is the face of the Illinois women’s cross-country team. She is the lone runner on the team’s season poster. She has finished first for the Illini in all except one of the meets she has competed for the past two seasons. But if you saw her walking to class, you would have no idea who she is. ...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrates Centennial

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrates Centennial

February 12, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Feb. 12 marks the 100th anniversary of the University’s Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. To honor Alpha Kappa Alpha’s centennial, Feb. 12 will now be marked as “Gamma Day” in the state of Illinois by Gov. Pat Quinn, in the city of Champaign by Mayor Don Gerard, and in the city of Chicag...

“Orange is the New Black” actress talks transgender rights

“Orange is the New Black” actress talks transgender rights

November 13, 2013


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Since third grade, Laverne Cox said she knew she was a girl, not a boy, like her twin brother. The actress and activist, who has a recurring role on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” spoke Tuesday night in an Illini Union ballroom so packed that the room’s partitions were moved away to make ...

After two explosive performances, the Eagles new offense is translating to the NFL

October 7, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Chip Kelly’s offense scored 89 points last weekend. OK, Kelly may not be the head coach at Oregon anymore, but his offensive system, which is still utilized in Eugene, put up 59 points against Tennessee on Saturday. Kelly’s new team in Philadelphia endured an offensive explosion of its own the nex...

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