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How to spend your summer after graduation

How to spend your summer after graduation
May 1, 2017

Graduating college is quite an achievement as many people do not have the ability or the opportunity to attend a university. Graduating college, especially the University, is something to be proud of,...

Genomics workshop caters to Native American community

Last year's SING workshop.
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,...

That's Rentertainment to close this summer

After 30 years of business, That's Rentertainment will close later this summer. The video rental store specializes in independent films. 
June 7, 2015

After 30 years of business, locally-owned video rental store That’s Rentertainment has announced it will be closing this summer. The store opened in June 1985 in the back of Johnstowne Center on campus...

Student-run nonprofit organizations find success on, off campus

Student-run nonprofit organizations find success on, off campus
December 3, 2014

With corporations like Google, Facebook, Dell and Reddit beginning out of college dorm rooms, many college students have the ambition and resources to leave a lasting impact on their university.  Nonprofit...

Illini Service Dogs give students brief pet companionships

Illini Service Dogs give students brief pet companionships
November 19, 2014

Bringing up a young dog is an investment in the future.  Owners expect the hours spent training, housebreaking and cleaning up after a puppy to pay off with years of companionship as both dog and owner...

University graduate takes card players through the seasons with design

Alexander Chin, 2011 alumnus, has designed SEASONS, an artistic series of playing cards that mimic that passing of time. After using private funding and crowd-sourcing such as Kickstarter, Chin hopes to release the sets by the holiday season.
September 29, 2014

The playing cards that Alexander Chin designs aren’t suited for college drinking games. Instead, the cards are made as collectors’ items, valued for their artistic appeal. Chin is the creator and...

Illini land lasting memories with highly-competitive internships

Cristina Valdez stands in the United Nations' Security Council Chamber in New York City in June. Valdez was one of the few applicants accepted into the U.N.'s internship program this last summer.
August 26, 2014

Every year, summer internships can give University students the opportunity to do everything from meeting international diplomats to feeding seals through these opportunities. Companies and organizations...

Summer style: dress for the occasion

Libby Smith, senior in Media, sports one of her favorite summer outfits.
June 9, 2014

There are a variety of reasons students decide to stay in Champaign after classes have ended for the summer. Between internships, jobs, classes and nights out, dressing for the occasion is important. Luckily,...

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