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Tito Carillo plays in the Utopian Songwriting performance at the Iron Post in Urbana on Friday, Apr. 8

Jazz performance showcases impact of music during Brazil's military dictatorship

By Sarah Kats April 12, 2016

As the humming of people filled the Iron Post on Friday, their spirits seemed to already be permeated by the energy of the music that followed. They gathered to revisit the songwriting of jazz musicians...

Same-day voter registration increases student participation

Same-day voter registration increases student participation

By The Daily Illini Staff Report March 28, 2016

Champaign County saw a 275 percent increase in student voter turnout with the new addition of same-day voter registration on campus.“Tuesday proved that same day registration is key to helping everyone...

UIPD hopes not to ticket smoking violations

By Christin Watkins September 30, 2015

Since the University imposed fines for smoking violations on campus on Sept. 8, Deputy Chief Skip Frost, of the University of Illinois Police Department, estimated the amount of fines collected has totaled...

Correction: A previous version of this graphic incorrectly labeled the x-axis of the bar graph as the number of freshmen enrolled in Engineering. The graphic should have been labeled to convey the enrollment numbers reflect the whole college. Additionally, the graphic incorrectly inflated the number of African American students enrolled in Engineering. The Daily Illini regrets the error. 

Engineering reaches out to youth

By Vivienne Henning September 29, 2015

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...

A T.A. helps a student prepare for her History of Photography midterm exam.

Research suggests race similarities may lead to better performance

By Imogen Lindsley September 29, 2015

Undergraduates with teaching assistants of the same race or ethnicity are more likely to achieve higher grades, experts say. These findings were first published in September by graduate student Lester...

New Krannert Art Museum Director Kathleen Harleman at the Krannert Art Museum on September 28, 2015.

Kathleen Harleman ready to lead FAA

By Maggie Sullivan September 29, 2015

Kathleen Harleman, acting dean of FAA, said if she did not decline within the two minutes of Interim Provost Edward Feser asking her to serve as dean, she knew she’d have to say yes.“I have too much...

Child care poses a problem for academics

Child care poses a problem for academics

By Yi Zhang September 28, 2015

Students often only realize their professors’ role in the classroom, but another major part of a job in academia entails attending conferences to present the research professors conduct.Rachel S. Harris,...

Degrees still valuable

Degrees still valuable

By Jessie Webster September 14, 2015

Although tuition rates are more expensive than in the past, some University professors still believe the choice to attend is worth it. Undergraduate tuition, room and board at public institutions...

University reports record enrollment for fall 2015

University reports record enrollment for fall 2015

By Abigale Svoboda September 9, 2015

University enrollment of Latino students has increased 11.5 percent since fall 2014; total enrollment of African-American students increased 5.4 percent in the past year. Overall, a total of 76,166 students...

Shawn McLoughlin gives a thumbs up to motorists who honk their horn for Gay Rights during a Gay rights rally in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

By Abigale Svoboda September 3, 2015

Seventy-four percent of University students reported they were neutral about homosexuality or were not homophobic in 2004. The University has not conducted an LGBTQ-specific campus climate survey since.However,...

RETRACTED: UIPD warns users to be cautious while using Virtual Job Board

By Atoosa Sayeh July 19, 2015

Two reports of job scams were filed last month, causing the Division of Public Safety to issue a reminder to students and others to be cautious when looking for employment on the University’s...

Last year's SING workshop.

Genomics workshop caters to Native American community

By Allison McIlvain July 5, 2015

The Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) is a University workshop aiming to get more Native American scholars, students and community members interested in genomic studies,...

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