The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Police blotter for April 12, 2016

By Vivienne Henning April 11, 2016

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...

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill) meets with student leaders and university officials to talk about issues including sexual assault and safety at the Illini Union on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

By Vivienne Henning April 5, 2016

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...

Water fountain displayed at the Illini Union on March 30, 2015.

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

By Michael Semaca April 5, 2016

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...

Students honor instructors at Teaching Excellence Awards

By Vivienne Henning April 3, 2016

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...

Professor Baer

Professor's sudden death a shock to student body

By Daily Illini Staff Report April 3, 2016

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...

Illinois Student Senate holds elections for student president at the Psychology Building on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016

Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

By Lilly Mashayek April 3, 2016

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...

The new Maize location will be at the Station, Downtown Champaign (100 N. Chestnut, formally 116 N. Chestnut).

Maize to open second location downtown

By Samuel Cheung April 3, 2016

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...

Senator Scott Bennett, Representative Carol Ammons, and Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten lead a discussion on the future of Automatic Voter Registration(AVS) in Illinois on Mar. 31.

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

By Claire Textor April 3, 2016

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...

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

By Lauren Scafidi April 3, 2016

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...

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

By Aaron Navarro March 30, 2016

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...

Police blotter for March 30, 2016

By The Daily Illini Staff Report March 29, 2016

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...

Autopsy released of inmate who collapsed in custody Sunday

By Aaron Navarro March 29, 2016

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...

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