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Editorial: Humanities must not fall by wayside

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

A diploma from an esteemed university used to mean something. It was something that many graduates proudly hung on their walls or put on their desks at their new businesses. But now, that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least for some degrees. A study published by the American Academy of Art...

Women continue to be engineering minority

Women continue to be engineering minority

By Jean Kang

November 18, 2015


Filed under News

Less than 20 percent of students enrolled in Engineering are women. Although according to the Division of Management Information, the enrollment of women for Fall 2015 is up when compared to past years. “That’s the only number you need to know to have a sense of how far we need to go,” said K...

UI professor awarded $50,000 to kick-start career

UI professor awarded $50,000 to kick-start career

By Aaron Navarro

October 18, 2015


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Just in time for National Chemistry Week, Alison Fout, assistant professor in chemistry, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant to begin new research.Fout received a Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in Chemical Sciences, a research grant given to female scientists who are just starting their careers....

Engineering reaches out to youth

Engineering reaches out to youth

By Vivienne Henning

September 29, 2015


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The College of Engineering hopes to use specialized outreach and the implementation of new programs to attract a more diverse student population, and they’re trying to build their future classes early on. “It is important what we do to engage more and more students, as early as possible, from und...

University launches Entrepreneurship at Illinois iVenture Accelerator

University launches Entrepreneurship at Illinois iVenture Accelerator

By Christopher Reinhart

June 28, 2015


Filed under News

This year, the University launched the Entrepreneurship at Illinois iVenture Accelerator, an opportunity for 36 students in 13 groups to work on their own startup companies.The year-long program is an educational accelerator for the University’s top student startups. Students in the...

Program combats underrepresentation of African-American men in STEM

May 10, 2015


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Underrepresented is not often the word that comes to mind when discussing males in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM; however, the mission of the St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy is to eliminate the underrepresentation of African American boys in STEM subjects.The academy hosted it...

Police blotter March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014


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Champaign —Theft was reported in the 300 block of South Wright Street at 2 p.m. Monday. According to the report, an unknown offender stole two laptop computers from a party. —A 22-year-old male was arrested on the charges of domestic battery, unlawful restraint and the possession of under 30 grams of ca...