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University partners with Homeland Security to create infrastructure protection center

By Joseph Longo

April 11, 2016


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The University partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to create a multi-million dollar national infrastructure protection planning institute. On Tuesday, April 12,IL the University, Homeland Security and the Science and Technology Directorate will officially launch their Critical Infrastru...

Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

By Samantha Jones Toal Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2016


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Kathryn Polkoff, a graduate student in animal sciences, stands 6 feet and 4 inches tall.RB No longer does she gear up in her kneepads and Fighting Illini volleyball jersey, but instead in her white lab coat, safety goggles and beakers.However, even when she’s decked out for the lab, she lacks the look of intimidation one m...

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

By Cole Henke

April 11, 2016


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Tweet: [email protected] freshman Cole Bellair is still adjusting to life as a starter. Last season, the prospect of the Illinois baseball team going up against Illinois State’s pitcher Jacob Hendren would have been concerning for the Illini.The lefty posted a 10-2 record with a 2.80 ERA in 2015, while l...

Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

By Lucas Wright

April 11, 2016


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Tweet: [email protected] continues to struggle in conference playBig Ten play has not been kind to the Illinois softball team so far.Coming off another series loss against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Illini currently sit at 3-6 in conference play.SO For most teams, this would be cause for panic, but ...

Illinois completes undefeated weekend against Indiana and Purdue

By Tim Griffin

April 10, 2016


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#Illini register another undefeated weekendThe Illinois women’s tennis team continued its hot streak over the weekend.The Illini registered an undefeated weekend after defeating both Indiana and Purdue. Illinois is now 12-6 on the spring season and 6-1 in the Big Ten, with their only conf...

Illinois men's tennis extends winning streak with wins over Iowa and Nebraska

Illinois men's tennis extends winning streak with wins over Iowa and Nebraska

By Alex Wallner

April 10, 2016


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The red-hot, No. 15 Illinois men’s tennis team extended its five-match winning streak to seven this weekend against No. 63 Iowa and unranked Nebraskamk.With the two victories, the Illini improved to 15-7 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten, setting up a much-anticipated matchup with No. 2...

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

By Megan Jones

April 10, 2016


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Some non-tenure faculty hope to show University administrators the importance of their work by exploring striking in the near future. The Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546 voted to explore striking through a committee and will continue to call for labor action, said Union President Shawn Gilmor...

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

By Vivienne Henning

April 5, 2016


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Congressman Rodney Davis agspoke to students and faculty about sexual assault safety measures at the Illini Union Tuesday. Coinciding with Sexual Assault Awareness month, Davis spoke around the state Monday and Tuesday at the Campus Safety Summits for Southern Illinois University and Illinois S...

Third annual Water Day to focus on intersection of water and jobs

Third annual Water Day to focus on intersection of water and jobs

By Michael Semaca

April 5, 2016


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A student group will be hosting its third annual Illinois Water Day at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications building April 8. MG The event put on by the University of Illinois’s International Water Resources Association student chapter is dedicated to bringing attention to ...

Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

By James Boyd

April 5, 2016


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BY Tweet: [email protected]’s @alex_diab10 is our #IOTW after being named Big Ten still rings champion. #IlliniJames BoydStaff WriterHis teammates call him a dad. His school calls him an Illini. The Big Ten calls him a still rings champion.Following a weekend in which the Illinois men’s gymnastics team cam...

Synchronized swimming club team to show off bond at Moms Weekend performance

Synchronized swimming  club team to show off bond at Moms Weekend performance

By Ashley Wijangco

April 5, 2016


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Last school year, freshman Andrea Hayden MGwas browsing through Illinois’ Class of 2019 admitted students Facebook page when a post caught her attention.Hayden, a synchronized swimmer, came across a post from a girl who also did synchronized swimming. She thought to herself, “Wow, that’s so rando...

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

By Megan Jones

April 4, 2016


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Athena, a 9-month-old infant, was in attendance at Beyond Coal’s rally Monday. While she couldn’t speak words or even hold a poster in support of divesting from coal, she represented something bigger — the future. Joe Edwards, co-president of Beyond Coal and Athena’s father, said his daugh...

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