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Local health center holds 5k raising funds for the uninsured

By Ashni Gandhi

April 3, 2016

Avicenna Community Health Center, a nonprofit organization protecting uninsured and underinsured, hosted a 5K run raising money Sunday morning. The 150 participants included University students, Champaign-Urbana residents and other supporters of the cause.JTThe center was created in Champaign with the int...

Trustee candidates release joint statement of solidarity

Trustee candidates release joint statement of solidarity

By Samantha Jones Toal Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2016

TWEET: Trustee candidates release a joint statement of solidarity given the student trustee election controversy Collin Schumock and Spencer Haydary released a joint statement of solidarity in light of the student trustee election controversy. Haydary and Schumock, both juniors in LAS, were the two ...

Police blotter for March 22, 2016

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 22, 2016

Champaign• A residential burglary took place at Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity Wednesday morning.According to the report, the victim’s laptop was stolen and the culprit is still unidentified.• An unknown suspect recklessly discharged a firearm at 3:40 a.m. Sunday morning from 200 Cynthia Drive.According to...

Police blotter for Feb. 25, 2016

By Jason Chun

February 25, 2016

Champaign• A 55-year-old male was arrested on the charge of disorderly conduct in the 1500 block of Crescent Drive around 8 a.m. Friday.According to the report, the offender threw a can of liquid at the victim’s vehicle. • Burglary and criminal damage to property was reported in the 600 block of C...

Students create app to pay for cover digitally

Cover'd is a new app created by University students that lets users pay for cover to get into Kam's digitally.

By Maddie Galassi

November 30, 2015

A University student has found a way to fix a common problem many students encounter in the nightlife — paying cover at bars.Cover’d, which launched November 17, is an app that allows users to pay for cover at Kam’s on their mobile device, eliminating the need for cash to enter the bar. Th...

University students balance married, campus life

Bill Karr, a University graduate student, married Olivia Russell-Karr in July.

By Mara Shapiro

November 19, 2015

To Bill Karr, graduate student in LAS, marrying his high school girlfriend seemed natural. Karr and Olivia Russell-Karr, University alumna, met while taking ballroom dancing lessons and working on tech crew in school plays.“Getting married was easy,” Bill said. “The proposal was much scarier.”After...

Police blotter for Nov. 3, 2015

By Charlotte Collins

November 3, 2015

Champaignn Criminal sexual assault was reported Friday around 1:45 p.m. in the 900 block of South Second Street.n Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported Saturday around 2:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Mattis Avenue.According to the report, currency was stolen from the vehicle and there were no suspects.Univ...

University and Sustainable Student Farm work together

Student grown produce at the Sustainable Student Farm Open House on September 11, 2015.

By Stephen Nye

October 19, 2015

October is National Farm to School Month, a celebration of connections between schools and locally sourced food and the benefits that result from them. Dining Services spends $16 million — in dining halls and catering service...

Some think the label of “felon” stigmatizes ex-criminals

By Christin Watkins

October 18, 2015

Former governor George Ryan — who was convicted of fraud and racketeering charges in 2006 — recently called for legislation to end labeling people as “felons” once they serve their prison sentence. SORebecca Ginsburg, director of the Education Justice Project, supports informing peopl...

The Nation’s Oldest Financial Aid Program Expires

The Nation’s Oldest Financial Aid Program Expires

By Samantha Jones Toal

October 12, 2015

Carla Stelsel, freshman in LAS, took out a Perkins Loan in late May, but future students may not have the same opportunity.The Federal Perkins Loan Program, a need-based student loan offered by the U.S. Department of Education, expired on Oct. 1 when Congress didn’t renew the program, according to ...

UI employees address climate change with CU community

UI employees address climate change with CU community

By Yi Zhang

October 11, 2015

In Champaign County, about forty percent of people aren’t worried about climate change, and 54 percent believe that global warming won’t harm them personally, according to a 2014 study by Yale University. University professors are partnering with the Fir...

Police blotter for Oct. 8, 2015

By Marijo Enderle

October 7, 2015

ChampaignAn 18-year-old male was arrested for retail theft at Macy’s, 2000 N. Neil St., around 4:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the offender stole one item of jewelry and two articles of clothing.Theft was reported in the 00 block of East Green Street around 11 a.m. Tuesday. Acc...

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