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

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

By Sarah Kats

April 12, 2016


Filed under Life & Culture

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 from Brazil’s military dictatorship.The event, called "Utopian Songwriting," included notes gi...

Same-day voter registration increases student participation

Same-day voter registration increases student participation

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 28, 2016


Filed under News

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 in Champaign County vote, regardless if they wanted a Democratic or Republican ballot,” said Ma...

UIPD hopes not to ticket smoking violations

By Christin Watkins

September 30, 2015


Filed under News

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 $200 or less.In accordance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act the University established a s...

Engineering reaches out to youth

Engineering reaches out to youth

By Vivienne Henning

September 29, 2015


Filed under News

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...

Research suggests race similarities may lead to better performance

Research suggests race similarities may lead to better performance

By Imogen Lindsley

September 29, 2015


Filed under News

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 Lusher, his advisor Scott Carrell of the University of California at Davis, and Professor Doug Campbell ...

Kathleen Harleman ready to lead FAA

Kathleen Harleman ready to lead FAA

By Maggie Sullivan

September 29, 2015


Filed under News

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 respect for Ed to say no,” Harleman said. “But it was never something I intended.”Harleman, who i...

Child care poses a problem for academics

Child care poses a problem for academics

By Yi Zhang

September 28, 2015


Filed under News

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, professor in comparative literature, recently contested the child-care challenges many scholars fa...

Degrees still valuable

Degrees still valuable

By Jessie Webster

September 14, 2015


Filed under News

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 rose 39 percent between 2002 and 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.  ...

University reports record enrollment for fall 2015

University reports record enrollment for fall 2015

By Abigale Svoboda

September 9, 2015


Filed under News

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 are currently enrolled across the three University campuses, including a record-size freshme...

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

By Abigale Svoboda

September 3, 2015


Filed under News

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, Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping colleges create a better atmosphere...

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

By Atoosa Sayeh

July 19, 2015


Filed under News

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 Virtual Job Board. According to Patrick Wade, communications specialist for the Department of Public Safety, the reports were made ba...

Genomics workshop caters to Native American community

Genomics workshop caters to Native American community

By Allison McIlvain

July 5, 2015


Filed under News

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, and to counteract the underrepresented status of Native Americans in genomic and science-based...

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