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A robot and all that jazz

By Mariah Schaefer

November 1, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

Envision this: A jazz band plays on a stage in front of a live audience, and among the performers is a robot. The robot functions as another member of the group, being able to fully improvise jazz with the rest as they play naturally. Ben Grosser, an assistant professor in the School of Art and Design, is ...

Illini 4000 stops at Alma during cross-country bike ride

Illini 4000 stops at Alma during cross-country bike ride

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 13, 2015


Filed under News

The Illini 4000 stopped at the Alma Mater to take a break from their 4000-mile cross-country bike ride on Tuesday at 3 p.m.The non-profit organization consists of student bikers who document the American cancer experience through the Portraits Project and raising funds for cancer research while taking annual bike ri...

Old Glory raised again over Armory

Old Glory raised again over Armory

By Atoosa Sayeh

May 31, 2015


Filed under News

Military service members in the community raised the flag “Old Glory” above Armory’s south side entrance on Tuesday after 40 years of its absence.As the rain started to pour, viewers watched as Old Glory was raised and then went inside the Armory to discuss the historical event.“Today, we made...

Survivor Spotlight: Robin Kaler

Survivor Spotlight: Robin Kaler

By Alice Smelyansky

October 16, 2014


Filed under Life & Culture

Since her undergraduate days at the University, Robin Kaler has been a runner. What started with a tiny track at the Intramural Physical Education Building has led to 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons and even multiple marathons. Kaler said training for a race is a project. Some days are devoted to spe...

Humans of Champaign project connects University to local community

Humans of Champaign project connects University to local community

September 3, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

By seeking out the unique voices of Champaign-Urbana, the Humans of Champaign-Urbana project aims to share the stories and thoughts of local individuals one post at a time.  Stemming from Humans of New York, Humans of Champaign-Urbana uses a Facebook page, currently with over 1000 likes, to post the portr...