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Police blotter for Sept. 1, 2015

August 31, 2015

Champaign Two 18-year-old males were arrested at Macy’s, 2000 N. Neil St., on the charge of retail theft around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.According to the report, bother offenders were apprehended for shoplifting...

University’s Engineering program ranked number four in the world

August 30, 2015

One of the largest engineering colleges in the nation, the College of Engineering here at the University is also one of the best. In the past few years, it has made it to the list of top 10 engineering...

UI adds provost to admin search list

From left to right, Phyllis Wise, UI Chancellor, Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean of the College of Engineering, and Michael Hogan, UI President, wait for governor Pat Quinn's car to arrive before the ground breaking for the new Electrical and Computer Engineering building on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.
August 25, 2015

University faculty members disappointedly reflected on Provost Ilesanmi Adesida’s resignation Monday. Adesida will return to faculty in the College of Engineering effective Aug. 31. His resignation comes...

Biden visit to UI to stress accomplishments in 'It’s On Us' Initiative

April 23, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden will be accompanied by actress Jessica Szohr on his Thursday visit to the University to stress accomplishments made by students at the University and recognize the importance behind...

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

On Aug. 27, Mars will swing nearer to Earth than it has been in almost 60,000 years. This sequence of photographs shows how it appears larger as it gets closer to Earth.
March 17, 2015

It sounds like a movie plot, but the team at Mars One isn’t joking around. The Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp founded the mission in 2011 with a goal to make a permanent human settlement on Mars by...

Chicago artist discusses her latest C-U sculptures, 'Amplifiers,' 'Asteray'

Chicago artist discusses her latest C-U sculptures, 'Amplifiers,' 'Asteray'
February 3, 2015

The products of Nicole Beck’s creative mind have decorated the Champaign-Urbana area for four years.Sculptures “Asteray,” “Astroterra” and “Foxgloves” stand tall in the community for art-enthusiasts...

History of Dads Weekend

History of Dads Weekend
November 10, 2014

1920 The University of Illinois celebrated its first “Dads Day Weekend.” Not only was this a first for the University, but it was also the first official Dads Day in the country. It is said that Alpha...

Q&A with Mac DeMarco on his chamber of reflection

A Mac DeMarco photo session at The Echo in Silver Lake.
October 29, 2014

From Montreal to Brooklyn, Mac DeMarco has quickly turned into a laid-back, surf-rock sensation with a propensity for songwriting. His most recent album, “Salad Days,” placed No. 11 on Billboards US...

Advertising lecturer wins national award in teaching

Peter Sheldon won the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Distinguished Teaching Award.
August 27, 2014

For Peter Sheldon, lecturer in Advertising, his shoulder-length mane usually makes the first impression. But it is his passion for advertising and teaching that leaves a lasting impact on his students,...

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students
May 28, 2014

Why work at Illini Media? It might be easier to ask why not. You learn skills that are applicable to the real world. While working for The Daily Illini, Buzz, WPGU, Illio, Technograph or any other Illini...

Q & A with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel

Phantogram, a dream-pop, electronic-rock duo, will visit Virginia Theatre on Wednesday night for a show presented by Star Course.
April 9, 2014

For the electronic-rock duo Phantogram, 2014 has been a long-awaited return to promoting an album release.  Nearly four years after their 2010 debut album, “Eyelid Movies,” the band released “Voices”...

The sober experience: Watching Unofficial unfold without the ‘beer goggles’

The sober experience: Watching Unofficial unfold without the ‘beer goggles’
March 10, 2014

From Guinness, green beer, Blue Guys, and Jello shots to the occasional beer bong, Unofficial always offers a variety of beverage choices. But on Friday, my drink of choice was Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee. As...

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