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University students balance married, campus life

Bill Karr, a University graduate student, married Olivia Russell-Karr in July.

By Mara Shapiro

November 19, 2015

To Bill Karr, graduate student in LAS, marrying his high school girlfriend seemed natural. Karr and Olivia Russell-Karr, University alumna, met while taking ballroom dancing lessons and working on tech crew in school plays.“Getting married was easy,” Bill said. “The proposal was much scarier.”After...

Espresso Royale Union location closes, new location to be opened in Grainger Engineering Library

The Espresso Royale located in the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe operated for the last time on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. A Starbucks will open in the same location. 

By Ben Lash

May 27, 2015

Tuesday marked the last day of business for the Espresso Royale located in the Illini Union Courtyard Café.After operating there since the mid-1990s, the shop will be replaced by a Starbucks, which will open in the coming school year.Some students said they are excited about the change and happy Starbucks ...

Survivor Spotlight: Robin Kaler

Associate Chancellor Robin Kaler stands in front of the Alma Mater. When Alma changes outfits, Kaler is the one who dresses her up.

By Alice Smelyansky

October 16, 2014

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...

Workshop to discuss Americanization, reverse culture shock

By Stephanie Kim

April 22, 2014

They make up 21 percent of the University’s student body, represent 115 countries from around the world and help make the University the most diverse public university in the Big Ten. They are the 8,850 international students on campus. On Tuesday, the Asian American Cultural Center aims to change ...