The Daily Illini

UI to hold 2nd annual NEDA walk Saturday

Attendants from the previous NEDA WALK in 2013. (From left to right: Lori Tabakin; Connie Langellier, clinical counselor at the University's Counseling Center; Scott Tabakin, ValueOptions Chief Financial Officer and guest speaker.)

By Stephanie Kim

April 16, 2015

More than 150 people will gather at the University Arboretum on Saturday morning for one cause: to raise awareness and support for those struggling with eating disorders. The University’s Counseling Center and McKinley Health Center are partnering with the National Eating Disorders Association, NEDA...

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.

By Sarah Foster

January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

#CalebsCrew supports University student’s brother in fight against Leukemia

Caleb Miller vacations in Holland, Mich., last summer, before being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

By Raymond Sobczak

April 7, 2014

Waking up on Feb. 15 for Zach Miller, sophomore in Business, should have been like any other day — get up, shower and head to class. After class, he was supposed to go to a meeting, but instead, he received a text message from his 17-year-old brother Caleb.  “The doctors here think I have Leukemi...