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President Killeen redirects $8.2 million to financial aid and other student programs

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 3, 2015


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University president Timothy L. Killeen announced this morning that he will redirect $8.2 million from centrally-held University accounts to financial aid and other student-centered programs on the three campuses.The action reflects Killeen’s statements when he first took office to put students first. “...

International students share their U.S. experiences

International students share their U.S. experiences

May 5, 2015


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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...

First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

April 27, 2015


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A location students usually use to study and commute to class was converted into a stage and outdoor concert venue Sunday afternoon. The University’s first annual Spring Jam concert hosted well-known artists B.o.B. and Timeflies. The Illini Union Board, State Farm Center and Star Course hosted the...

Students should consider Teach for America

March 2, 2015


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Dear Illini seniors:I hope this message finds you well, and I hope you’re braving the walk to class, despite the winter weather. As a University alumnus, I remember well those cold walks across the Quad. A year after graduating, I found myself in a warmer but less expected locale, teaching sixth g...

Two trombonists making a name in jazz

By Sarah Foster

January 29, 2015


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Jim Pugh has a variety of extraordinary experiences to share with his students.Throughout his half-century-long musicianship, the trombonist and professor of jazz studies has written and directed pieces for symphonies. He’s soloed on soundtracks for feature films, and he’s had his head smashed in a tr...

Which Wich opens as company’s 10th collegiate location

Which Wich opens as company’s 10th collegiate location

January 20, 2015


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The decision of what to eat between classes and around 2 a.m. is now even more challenging for University students. Which Wich opened at 512 E. Green St. on Dec. 15 as a create-your-own sandwich shop hoping to impress the Champaign area with its plethora of options and student deals. Which Wich is open fro...

‘Ten Minute Talks’ discusses healthy eating for finals

‘Ten Minute Talks’ discusses healthy eating for finals

By Taylor Lucero

December 11, 2014


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Students who have gotten into unhealthy eating habits can get the facts on their diet and how it affects their performance, specifically during finals week. The Center for Academic Resources in Engineering held a discussion event, “Ten Minute Talks,” on Wednesday night giving an overview of the i...

Allerton Barn Music Festival returns for eighth season

Allerton Barn Music Festival returns for eighth season

By Rebecca Jacobs

September 17, 2014


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No, there won’t be a chorus of moos and oinks echoing from livestock at the 2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival. Instead, live performances of string, brass and other instruments will fill the barn, engaging audience members in a rustic setting. Now in its eighth year, the annual Allerton Music Barn Festival...

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