The Daily Illini

Seniors aim to finish bucket list before graduation

By Christen McGlynn

May 6, 2014

With only a couple weeks left of the school year, the class of 2014 is starting to say farewell to its four undergraduate years at the University. While they may have started their time here as freshmen who were unaware and overwhelmed by the large campus that surrounded them, as seniors, they are becom...

Greek community unites to support cancer patient

Portrait of Steven Hollon on the Quad

March 12, 2014

The day before heading back to begin his final year at the University, Steven Hollon, senior in Business, stopped in to see his doctor for a regular checkup. After a routine physical, Hollon’s doctor shared with him that something may not be right with his health, and the first round of tests was admini...

Student becomes first doctoral candidate in wind conducting

J. Ashley Jarrell, the University’s first doctoral candidate in Wind Conducting and visiting assistant director of bands, conducts a concert at Foellinger Great Hall on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

By Declan Harty

March 3, 2014

While most University students are here to work toward their careers and bolster their resumes, Jonathan Ashley Jarrell has returned to being a student after 10 years as an educator for one purpose: to learn.  Jarrell, the University’s first doctoral candidate in wind conducting, spent his first 10 years after ...

Annual Insect Fear Film Festival to displace fears, stereotypes

Mark Demkovich, graduate student in LAS, remains calm while multiple lubber grasshoppers crawl across him at Morrill Hall.

By Saher Khan

February 20, 2014

Flesh-eating grasshoppers and moth infestations are what attendees will view on the big screen at 31st Annual Insect Fear Film Festival, which will take place at Foellinger Auditorium on Saturday. The annual festival aims to combat people’s fears and stereotypes of insects, said May Berenbaum, fou...