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Therapy dogs provide finals stress relief

Therapy dogs provide finals stress relief

By Mariah Schaefer

May 13, 2015

Many laughs and shrieks filled the Undergraduate Library on Tuesday as students pet three therapy dogs to relieve stress.The therapy dogs were a part of the Undergraduate Library’s first “De-Stress Fest,” but seeing therapy dogs at the library during finals is nothing new.According to David Ward, ...

University has largest Indian comics collection in North America

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By Stephanie Kim

March 16, 2015

Resting on the shelves in the basement of the Undergraduate Library is a collection unique to the country: the largest collection of Indian comics in North America. “Nobody else in the country has a collection like this,” said Mara Thacker, librarian and professor in South Asian studies. “People mig...

A librarian’s response to campus reading

April 24, 2014

Jian Chen’s guest column in the April 21 issue struck a chord with me and my fellow librarians. Like Jian, we wish there were more bookstores in the immediate campus area to promote reading and the joys of browsing. To fill this void, Jian proposed that the Main Library create an open-air lending libr...

Fun in the Sun: The top 3 spring break destinations

Fun in the Sun: The top 3 spring break destinations

By Christen McGlynn

March 20, 2014

Let the countdown begin. In just two short days, students will be ready for a constant flow of sunshine, booze, friends and, most importantly, no exams. The typical college stigma of endless partying is associated with this well-known time of year: spring break. And, for students at the University, this ...

10 Campus Situations That Make Me a Grumpy Cat

December 17, 2013

1 | Waking up for class. 2 | Waiting in line at Chipotle. 3 | The Alma Mater is still gone. 4 | Missing the bus by mere seconds. 5 | Smelling KAM’S when walking down Daniel Street. 6 | Winter weather in Champaign-Urbana. 7 | When the campus squirrels aren’t friendly. 8 | Sitting through lecture. 9 | ...