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Sports popularity ignores societal issues

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 or championships. After this happens on more than one occasion in a few years, teams attract a large...

University scores search firms for chancellor

University scores search firms for chancellor

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 29, 2016


Filed under News

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 president. For the chancellor search, they have selected Greenwood/Asher & Associates to help l...

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


Filed under News

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 to bring back to their communities.President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative...

University of Missouri president resigns following student demand

By Abigale Svoboda

November 9, 2015


Filed under News

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 an emergency meeting called by the university’s Board of Curators — the eight-member body that ove...

Senate Executive Committee Chair Miller names search committee for chancellor

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 24, 2015


Filed under News

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 was notified of the members of the committee via massmail sent out Friday afternoon. The committe...

U.S. Secretary of Education to visit UI

U.S. Secretary of Education to visit UI

By Ali Braboy

September 9, 2015


Filed under News

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 Tour. He will discuss the changes and challenges in education while “highlighting the champions...

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

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 3, 2015


Filed under News

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 campuses.The action reflects Killeen’s statements when he first took office to put students first. “...

Unifying cultures through cricket

Unifying cultures through cricket

By Abrar Al-Heeti

April 30, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

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. They also prepare for their upcoming tournament finals, which will be on Sunday on the South Quad.So...

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

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

By Emily Scott

April 9, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

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 and hard-working volunteers: the key ingredients to this Saturday’s third annual “Community &...

Student slackers exercise on Main Quad

Student slackers exercise on Main Quad

By Lillian Barkley

April 6, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

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 balls scattered in the grass. Most people know the students as tightrope walkers, but they are actual...

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