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Over a thousand security cameras protect campus from crime

Over a thousand security cameras protect campus from crime

By Ashni Gandhi

April 10, 2016


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1,400 security cameras keep tabs on and protect the 44,087 students who roam about campus from the Ikenberry Commons to The Beckman Institute and everything in between. One thousand four hundred security cameras keep tabs on and protect the 44,087 students who roam about campus from the Ikenberry C...

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

By 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...

Undocumented students closer to receiving financial aid

By Claire Hettinger

April 5, 2016


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The 1,500 undocumented students in Illinois are one step closer to receiving financial aid from the University today after the Illinois General Assembly Higher Education Committee voted to present a bill on the Senate floor.The bill requires that undocumented students be allowed to apply for state f...

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

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

By 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

By 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...

Campus takes steps to combat sexual assault

By Vivienne Henning

April 3, 2016


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April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, with communities across the country encouraged to take up action to combat sexual assault.ejThe University, Parkland College and the Champaign-Urbana communities will be hosting a range of events in efforts to raise awareness.ejMolly McLay, assistant dir...

Big Ten greatest athlete bracket: Final round

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 3, 2016


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After four rounds of voting, The Daily Illini sports staff sent its two final athletes to the championship to determine who is the Big Ten's greatest athlete. As we head into the final matchup, don't forget to use #DIBracket to weigh in on Twitter.Here is the matchup for the champio...

Professor's sudden death a shock to student body

Professor's sudden death a shock to student body

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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...

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