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Police blotter for Sept. 1, 2015

By Jason Chun and Charlotte Collins

August 31, 2015


Filed under News

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 and were issued notices to appear in court.Criminal damage to property was reported in the 200 blo...

University’s Engineering program ranked number four in the world

By Fatima Farha

August 30, 2015


Filed under News

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 schools in the nation, according to the college’s website. Recently, it was recognized as number four on...

UI adds provost to admin search list

UI adds provost to admin search list

By Daily Illini Staff Report

August 25, 2015


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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 after a month of controversy surrounding the use of personal emails and the resignation of Former...

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

By Declan Harty

April 23, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

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 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, according to a press release.Biden will also release de...

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

March 17, 2015


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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 2025.  The only catch is the team won’t be coming back to Earth.  According to its “road map,” the...

History of Dads Weekend

History of Dads Weekend

November 11, 2014


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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 Delta Phi started the idea for Dads Day Weekend. According to a later program, the weekend invo...

Q&A with Mac DeMarco on his chamber of reflection

Q&A with Mac DeMarco on his chamber of reflection

October 29, 2014


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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 Top Rock Albums, and DeMarco’s songwriting has transformed his persona on the newest record. From gap-to...

Advertising lecturer wins national award in teaching

Advertising lecturer wins national award in teaching

By Stephanie Kim

August 27, 2014


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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, faculty, and peers.  Sheldon received national recognition for his teaching style and dedication after winni...

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students

May 28, 2014


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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 Media production, students are able to gain hands-on experiences that are usable in future careers. A...

Q & A with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel

Q & A with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel

By Alexander Vassiliadis

April 9, 2014


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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” as their most recent full-length studio album on Feb. 18. It quickly made its way to the numbe...

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

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

By Declan Harty

March 10, 2014


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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 drunken crowds of students sporting the colors green, white and black populated campus, I watched Uno...

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