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Students weigh in on electoral college

Students weigh in on electoral college

By Lily Dolan, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

It has been three months since President Joe Biden was inaugurated and five months since election day. Due to the contentious nature of the election, opinions about the Electoral College were strong ...

Sports popularity ignores societal issues

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist August 9, 2016

Professional and college sports have taken American society by storm and fans have become increasingly more attentive to their teams, especially when they perform well and win their ways into playoffs...

University scores search firms for chancellor

University scores search firms for chancellor

By Samantha Jones Toal February 29, 2016

The University has hired multiple executive consultant firms to aid in the selection of high-ranking personnel over the past year given the absence of a permanent chancellor, athletic director and University...

University hosting Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative in summer

University hosting Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative in summer

By Vivienne Henning February 24, 2016

By Vivienne HenningStaff WriterFifty young professionals will be making a big jump from their homes in African countries to the University of Illinois, in efforts to learn about characteristics of democracy...

University of Missouri president resigns following student demand

By Abigale Svoboda November 9, 2015

The University of Missouri system president, Tim Wolfe, resigned Monday, following outcry over his handling of racist and bias incidents on the Columbia campus.Wolfe announced his decision to resign at...

Senate Executive Committee Chair Miller names search committee for chancellor

By Daily Illini Staff Report October 24, 2015

Senate Executive Committee Chair Gay Miller has named the members of a search committee charged with advising President Timothy Killeen on the selection of a new University chancellor.The campus community...

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks at a discussion. Duncan will visit the University campus the week of Sept. 14 for the Back-to-School Bus Tour. | Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education to visit UI

By Ali Braboy September 9, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to discuss disability resources Wednesday morning during his visit to the University. Duncan’s visit is part of the sixth annual Back-to-School Bus...

President Killeen redirects $8.2 million to financial aid and other student programs

By Daily Illini Staff Report June 3, 2015

University president Timothy L. Killeen announced this morning that he will redirect $8.2 million from centrally-held University accounts to financial aid and other student-centered programs on the three...

Students play cricket on the South Quad on April 24. Participants are members of the Cricket Club of Illinois, a registered student organization. Cricket tournament finals will be Sunday on the South Quad.

Unifying cultures through cricket

By Abrar Al-Heeti April 30, 2015

Every Friday night since April 4, the South Quad has transformed into a cricket field.Over 100 people, mostly from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, spread out across the lawn to play cricket for recreation....

Keeping the memories alive: The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Keeping the memories alive: The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

By Sarah Foster April 21, 2015

They found her in the middle of the Syrian Desert. She was 2 years old, lying abandoned on the side of the road, when a group of French nuns first approached her. They were there to save other stranded...

Volunteers help work the packaging lines for Illini Fighting Hunger. The organization is preparing to package 148,000 meal for Saturday's Community & Campus Day of Service.

‘Community & Campus Day of Service’ builds relationships while fighting hunger

By Emily Scott April 9, 2015

Packaging 148,000 meals in one day — or one thousand for every year that the University has served the public — is no small task. But that’s the goal, and it takes a lot of organization, time, money...

Students pass the time between classes on the Main Quad.

Student slackers exercise on Main Quad

By Lillian Barkley April 6, 2015

When the temperature goes up, so do lines of webbing that connect the trees on the Quad. Students will wobble and hop onto the primary-colored lines and attempt to cross before dropping onto the sweetgum...

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