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Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

Kathryn Polkoff, a graduate student in Animal Sciences, conducts research in the Animal Sciences Lab.
April 11, 2016

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...

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

Illinois starting pitcher Cole Bellair delivers the pitch during game three of the series against Penn State on Saturday, March 26. The freshman pitched 8 innings and only giving up one run on six hits in the Illini's 5-3 loss.
April 11, 2016

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...

Apple, writs and opposition

April 11, 2016

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...

Illinois completes undefeated weekend against Indiana and Purdue

April 10, 2016

#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...

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike
April 10, 2016

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...

Illinois baseball takes on Eastern Illinois at Illinois Field

Illinois’ Jason Goldstein hits a solo home run to left field  during game one of the team's doubleheader against Penn State at Illini Field on Saturday, March 26. The Illini won game one 6-1 and lost game two 5-3.
April 4, 2016

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...

Professor's sudden death a shock to student body

Professor Baer
April 3, 2016

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...

Student senate elects new executive leaders

Student senate elects new executive leaders
March 30, 2016

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...

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

Illinois' Nicole Evans (40) sprints for first base during the softball game v. Indiana at Eichelberger Field on Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015. Illinois won 22-12.
March 30, 2016

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...

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

Illinois' Logan Bradley pauses in his routine at the meet against Michigan on March 12, 2016.
March 29, 2016

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...

Senate executive committee talks options for budget impasse

March 29, 2016

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...

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

Illinois' Aleks Vukic returns the ball in the match against TCU at the Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016
March 27, 2016

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...

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