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UIPD humanizes department through social media

UIPD humanizes department through social media

By Joe Longo

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 email addresses could access the social media platform. So, drug dealing students felt safe reachin...

Court sides with Salaita in release of documents


By Atoosa Sayeh

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 Courthouse in Urbana on Friday at 9:30 a.m., presiding Judge Thomas Difanis called the hearing. Anand Swaminathan, attorney ...

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.

By Peter Bailey-Wells

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 the middle of the 2014 season, levied accusations against the Illinois athletic department and hea...

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 on YouTube videos, Instagram posts, blog and vlog posts, and most recently, a podcast. With her mini ...

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

By Mara Shapiro

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 that encompasses food, dancing, music and other performances. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the...

LinkedIn 101: A student guide

By Victoria Snell

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 connect students with potential employers — LinkedIn’s sole mission is to “connect the world’s p...

Ello offers social-network users simplicity, privacy

By Taylor Lucero

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 as a private social network, Ello created a public version of the site after an increase in i...

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 is an op-ed piece by not-quite-hired Steven Salaita in Monday’s Tribune. I say “not-quite-hired” because ...

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

By Alexander Vassiliadis

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 through emails. This year, gave students 19 reasons to be even more addicted to their...

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