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Alternatives to joining the workforce post-graduation

Alternatives to joining the workforce post-graduation

By Jaini Shah

May 5, 2015

Most college students usually join the workforce after graduation. However, there are plenty of other routes students can take that do not necessarily involve working right away. Some employers are flexible and even offer later start dates to their employees. Whether it involves traveling, teaching ...

International students share their U.S. experiences

International students share their U.S. experiences

May 5, 2015

When Fera Mohamad, senior in LAS, arrived at the University in fall 2011, she was nervous, but excited for her freshman year. After living her entire life in Sepang, Malaysia, she was not sure what to expect in the U.S. “All I knew about America is what I watched from the movies,” Mohamad said, ci...

A graduate’s bucket list

A graduate’s bucket list

By Bella Jackson

May 5, 2015

Stephanie Christopher Senior in Business “As a genuine foodie, I strive to try every food truck that is available around campus. The last couple weeks of my college career will not be dedicated to bikini season preparation, but rather greasy food truck consumption. I am especially excited to try Pandam...

A Q & A with professor and alumnus Mark Wolters

A Q & A with professor and alumnus Mark Wolters

By Bridget Hynes

May 5, 2015

Mark Wolters is a visiting assistant professor of Business at the University and a 1999 University alumnus who earned a degree in business administration in marketing. Wolters met with The Daily Illini to talk about his four years here and to share some insight on both college and life after graduation. T...

University senior reflects on getting the most out of college experience

University senior reflects on getting the most out of college experience

May 5, 2015

The thought of another school year ending brings relief and joy to many students on campus. For another group of students, it brings feelings of nostalgia as they prepare for a major milestone in their lives: graduation. Lauren Reed, senior in ACES, is among this group of reminiscing students. She sai...

Exposure to greenery could reduce stress levels

By Caroline Vakil

April 22, 2015

Trees have healing powers. At least, that is the conclusion of landscape architecture researcher Bin Jiang. He, along with fellow researchers — Chun-Yen Chang, researcher at the Laboratory of Healthy Landscape Healthy People of the National Taiwan University, and William Sullivan, professor of land...

Study examines health care costs for obese and smokers

April 22, 2015

A new University study revealed that health care costs among the obese and smokers are substantially higher than for their non-obese and non-smoking counterparts. In addition, it suggests health care expenses associated with obesity and smoking were considerably larger among women, non-Hispanic whites and o...

University research group creates immersive experiences through virtual reality

University research group creates immersive experiences through virtual reality

By Abrar Al-Heeti

April 22, 2015

Paul McCartney stands on stage. His band is in the background warming up for another song. There is the sound of a drum and cymbals starting up a rhythm. Bright lights shine from overhead and from below the stage to reveal the waving arms and excited movements of the eager, cheering crowd. It’s after tu...

Feminism shines bright in ‘Girlhood’

Feminism shines bright in ‘Girlhood’

By Lillian Barkley

April 20, 2015

Céline Sciamma’s “Girlhood” tackles stereotypes from the first scene. The 2014 French film was screened Friday at the 17th annual Ebertfest. The film is the coming-of-age tale of 16-year-old Marieme, played by Karidja Touré, who comes from a low-income home with two younger sisters, a workin...

“The End of the Tour:” Honoring David Foster Wallace at Ebertfest

“The End of the Tour:” Honoring David Foster Wallace at Ebertfest

By Steffie Drucker

April 20, 2015

There’s something kind of “meta” about writing an article about a movie about someone writing an article. But it’s particularly fitting for a review of “The End of the Tour,” which was screened at the 17th annual Ebertfest on Thursday night.The movie, directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Jason...

“A Bronx Tale:” Ebertfest welcomes Chazz Palminteri and Jon Kilik

“A Bronx Tale:” Ebertfest welcomes Chazz Palminteri and Jon Kilik

April 20, 2015

I would never deny that “A Bronx Tale” is a great film; it references important dialogue about race relations, gender construction, class discrepancies and morality. But experiencing “A Bronx Tale” as introduced by Roger Ebert’s wife, Chaz Ebert, viewing it as a personal 35-mm print that bel...

Foreign film “Ida” makes statement at Ebertfest

By Jack Heyden

April 19, 2015

“Ida” was one of the most acutely-shot films of the year, and its achievement for Best Foreign Language film and nomination for cinematography were both well deserved. Set in 1962 in Poland, Ida goes to live with her aunt and learns the true story of her heritage. Her aunt, a sensual alcoholic, clas...

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