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Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

By Samantha Jones Toal Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

Kathryn Polkoff, a graduate student in animal sciences, stands 6 feet and 4 inches tall.RB No longer does she gear up in her kneepads and Fighting Illini volleyball jersey, but instead in her white lab coat, safety goggles and beakers.However, even when she’s decked out for the lab, she lacks the look of intimidation one m...

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

By Cole Henke

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] freshman Cole Bellair is still adjusting to life as a starter. Last season, the prospect of the Illinois baseball team going up against Illinois State’s pitcher Jacob Hendren would have been concerning for the Illini.The lefty posted a 10-2 record with a 2.80 ERA in 2015, while l...

Apple, writs and opposition

By Greg Caceres

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Information builds and inspires everything we do. This is a confused age of overload, and information drives it all.As the U.S. government stumbles to catch up to this overload, more and more cases of attempted control and containment pop up. Government officials want information under their belt, and fro...

Illinois completes undefeated weekend against Indiana and Purdue

By Tim Griffin

April 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

#Illini register another undefeated weekendThe Illinois women’s tennis team continued its hot streak over the weekend.The Illini registered an undefeated weekend after defeating both Indiana and Purdue. Illinois is now 12-6 on the spring season and 6-1 in the Big Ten, with their only conf...

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

By Megan Jones

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

Some non-tenure faculty hope to show University administrators the importance of their work by exploring striking in the near future. The Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546 voted to explore striking through a committee and will continue to call for labor action, said Union President Shawn Gilmor...

Illinois baseball takes on Eastern Illinois at Illinois Field

Illinois baseball takes on Eastern Illinois at Illinois Field

By Cole Henke

April 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

Quinten Sefcik will make his first career start for @IlliniBaseball against Eastern Illinois Tuesday #IlliniThe Eastern Illinois baseball team will make the trip up I-57 to take on Illinois' baseball team at Illinois Field on Tuesday.The Panthers (5-22, 1-8 Ohio Valley) RBwill be the Illini’s (11-14...

Professor's sudden death a shock to student body

Professor's sudden death a shock to student body

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 3, 2016


Filed under News

Economics Professor Werner Baer passed away from a sudden and brief illness Thursday.ej The announcement was posted to the University Economics Department website.ej“The Department and University have lost an enormous contributor to the common good: A talented scholar with a passion for teaching and research, and also s...

Student senate elects new executive leaders

Student senate elects new executive leaders

By Claire Textor

March 30, 2016


Filed under News

The Illinois Student Senate elected their new 2016-2017 executive positions Tuesday, electing Ron Lewis as student body president, Alex Villanueva as vice president - external, Spencer Haydary as vice president - internal and Sam Braganca as treasurer. MGLewis, junior in Business, won the majority vote for...

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

By Lucas Wright

March 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] brings hot streak at the plate into this weekend against RutgersAfter nearly a week of downtime, the Illinois softball team will resume Big Ten competition this Friday at home against Rutgers.This weekend’s matchup follows some much needed rest for the Illini after playing a spri...

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

By James Boyd

March 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: Age doesn’t faze #Illini 17-year-old Brandon Ngai, @lbrad5 gears up for his final #B1G title run.Sophomore Brandon Ngai’s rise to pommel horse prominence has been one of the most talked about stories of the Illinois men’s gymnastics team this season.Aside from his one missed routine at home against Michigan, the...

Senate executive committee talks options for budget impasse

By Megan Jones

March 29, 2016


Filed under News

The Senate Executive Committee set the agenda for next week’s academic senate, centering around effects of the budget impasse and new proposals.There are no updates on the state’s budget impasse, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said, and administrators recently spoke to the senate appropri...

Illini men’s tennis win second straight Big Ten match Sunday

Illini men’s tennis win second straight Big Ten match Sunday

By Alex Wallner

March 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

On Sunday afternoon fans gathered outside the Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Illinois, to watch the 10th-ranked Illinois men’s tennis team take on No. 54 Purdue in the first Big Ten home match of the season.EJIllinois (10-7, 2-1) shut out Purdue (13-4, 2-1) and ended the Boilermakers two-match wi...

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