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UIPD humanizes department through social media

UIPD humanizes department through social media
February 15, 2016

In the early days of Facebook, detectives at the University Police Department bought marijuana from campus drug dealers off of the social media site.When Facebook first began, only persons with university...

Court sides with Salaita in release of documents

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June 12, 2015

The Champaign County court sided with Steven Salaita and has asked the University to hand over the thousands of documents dealing with the professor’s hiring decision.At the Champaign County...

Athletic Director Mike Thomas responds to Cvijanovic Twitter accusations

NASA astronaut and former Illini Mike Hopkins presents a jersey and flag to Chancellor Phyllis Wise and Athletic Director Mike Thomas during the game against Iowa at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Thomas responded Monday to Simon Cvijanovic's Twitter accusations of Tim Beckman.
May 11, 2015

Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas responded to a former Illinois offensive lineman’s accusations in a teleconference Monday afternoon.Simon Cvijanovic, a senior tackle who played at Illinois through...

“Olde” favorite donut shop finds new life

Eric Seeds in the Derald's food truck.
April 22, 2015

Ye Olde Donut Shoppe may not date back to Medieval England, as the name’s spelling suggests, but it was founded nearly 60 years ago, making it an area institution. The business has gone through many...

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life
April 16, 2015

Just as Clark Kent transforms into Superman, Jenna Mourey dons her false eyelashes, sardonic wit and pint-sized pooches to become Internet legend Jenna Marbles. Marbles has built an online empire based...

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture
April 2, 2015

In order to expose students to Arab culture, the Arab Student Association will host a cultural night entitled “Layalina” on Thursday. Layalina, which means “Our Night,” is the RSO’s annual event...

LinkedIn 101: A student guide

January 27, 2015

With the spring semester underway, career fair season is in full swing. Thus, networking for internships and job opportunities is crucial. While Twitter and Facebook are social media platforms that can...

Ello offers social-network users simplicity, privacy

October 20, 2014

In contrast to other platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Ello is a newly-established social network which brands itself as “simple, beautiful, and (an) ad-free social network.” After initially starting...

Critiquing Salaita’s complaints

October 2, 2014

It would seem the capacity to confuse freedom of speech with the utterly unrealistic expectation of freedom from the consequences of that speech is a bipartisan thing.  The best example of what we speak...

Unseen app allows anonymous photo-sharing

Unseen app allows anonymous photo-sharing
September 16, 2014

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. These are just a few of the popular social media giants and apps out there today. However, a new app is on the rise on college campuses across the country. Known as the “Anti-Facebook”...

University students among the most driven in U.S.

University students among the most driven in U.S.
September 8, 2014

It has been 10 years since arguably the most well-known dorm-room startup launched. In a dorm room at Harvard’s Kirkland House, Mark Zuckerberg’s 2004 creation of Facebook continues to be a benchmark...

Putting “top” free apps for college students to the test

September 2, 2014

Walking across a college campus, all you might see are students gazing down at their phones, paying no attention to where they are going. Some are texting, some are browsing and some are even scrolling...

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