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Police blotter for April 12, 2016

Vivienne Henning

April 11, 2016


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Champaign- A 19-year-old male was arrested on the charge of armed robbery in the 400 block of East Clark Street around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.According to the report, the offender stole the victim’s cell phone using a firearm. The offender was arrested on the charges of unlawful use of weapons, defacin...

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

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

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 ...

Students honor instructors at Teaching Excellence Awards

Vivienne Henning

April 3, 2016


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The 2016 Teaching Excellence Awards will be held on May 1, which recognizes impactful instructors via student nominations.The five recipients of the award this year are: Paul Magelli, professor of business administration, Shane Sullivan, professor of air force aerospace studies, Biplab Deka, TA for comput...

Professor's sudden death a shock to student body

Professor's sudden death a shock to student body

Daily Illini Staff Report

April 3, 2016


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Economics Professor Werner Baer passed away from a sudden and brief illness Thursday.ej The announcement was posted to the University Economics Department website.ej“The Department and University have lost an enormous contributor to the common good: A talented scholar with a passion for teaching and research, and also s...

Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

Lilly Mashayek

April 3, 2016


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The University may begin to look for a new mascot, depending on the findings from an exploratory committee.ejThe committee, created by the Illinois Student Senate, is not officially launching a search to create a new mascot, but simply assessing interest from students, faculty and the University community...

Maize to open second location downtown

Maize to open second location downtown

Samuel Cheung

April 3, 2016


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With a 4.6 star review on Google and a 4.5 star review on Yelp,ag Maize is a favorite restaurant of students on campus, but its cramped space turns some customers away. “Maize is the best Mexican restaurant on campus, but one of the main reasons I don’t go is the limited space,” said Jack Carrer...

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

Claire Textor

April 3, 2016


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A public forum was held at the Illini Union to discuss automatic voter registration last Thursday, March 31. Students at the University and members of the community gathered to express their curiosity and qualms with the voting process.JTVoters would automatically be registered to vote in their new d...

University history professor shines light on marginalization of black gay men through newly published book

Lauren Scafidi

April 3, 2016


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Gay, black men have been marginalized throughout history, which spurred University history professor Kevin MumfordJT to take action.“I have been working in the history of sexuality department since I was a graduate student, and one thing I noticed was that it was not very diverse,” Mumford said. “I just s...

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

Aaron Navarro

March 30, 2016


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Matthew Eaglin wouldn’t be able to go here without the Monetary Award Program, MAP, grants. Eaglin, junior in Media, said he receives about $5,000 a year in MAP grant funds.Eaglin said as a low income student, MAP grants have been a major help to him and his family.“I don’t really see any other...

Police blotter for March 30, 2016

The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 29, 2016


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Champaign Aggravated battery was reported in the 400 block of West Maple Street around 11:30 p.m. Monday.According to the report, the victim was stabbed by an unknown offender while sitting on the victim’s porch. The wound the victim received is not life-threatening. Attempted robbery and aggrava...

Autopsy released of inmate who collapsed in custody Sunday

Aaron Navarro

March 29, 2016


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The coroner released that a Champaign County jail inmate died of natural causes after collapsing Sunday morningmp. The inmate, 59-year-old Paul Clifton of Urbana, had been in custody for less than 36 hours before he was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital. He collapsed around 9:15 a.m. Sunday and was ...

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