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“Sister, Sister” star Tia Mowry’s 90 degrees of success

Tia Mowry talks to students about college at the Illini Union on March 30, 2016.

By Joseph Longo and Claire Hettinger

April 1, 2016

When Tia Mowry and her husband, fellow actor Cory Hardrict, enter a parking lot, they often turn left, even when the signs say to turn right. But this took Mowry years of getting used to. As a self-proclaimed “good-girl,” she still wants to follow the arrows that tell them to turn right. Howev...

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 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

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 porch. The wound the victim received is not life-threatening. Attempted robbery and aggrava...

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 before he was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital. He collapsed around 9:15 a.m. Sunday and was ...

Senate executive committee talks options for budget impasse

By Megan Jones

March 29, 2016

The Senate Executive Committee set the agenda for next week’s academic senate, centering around effects of the budget impasse and new proposals.There are no updates on the state’s budget impasse, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said, and administrators recently spoke to the senate appropri...

Proposal revising general education requirements at standstill

By Aaron Navarro

March 28, 2016

The Senate Committee on Educational Policy discussed the proposal separating U.S. Minority and Non-Western course requirements. The push for revising the University’s general education requirement for cultural studies is at a standstill. RBCurrently, students are required to take a class ...

Champaign house fire undergoing investigation

By Vivienne Henning

March 28, 2016

A residential fire claimed the life of two Champaign residents Saturday, March 26. The Champaign Fire Department responded to calls of a fire on the 1800 block of Cypress Drive around 4 a.m.RBDavid Ferber, the Deputy Chief of Support for the Champaign Fire Department, said the original call was for a report of smoke in t...

Board of Trustees approves contract to increase UI use of minority business vendors

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 16, 2016

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a new contract aimed to attract more minority and female-owned businesses as vendors Wednesday.Under the approved purchasing initiative, 28 minority- and female-owned companies will receive three-year contracts to provide information technology services...

Vice President for Research to step down

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 16, 2016

Vice President for Research Lawrence B. Schook will be stepping down from the position in August.According to a news release sent out Wednesday morning, Schook will return to his research and faculty work at both the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses, where he has been a faculty member since 2000. A nat...

New retreat aims to help transfer students

By Teagan Vogel

March 15, 2016

In an effort to help transfer students make a smoother transition to the University, New Student Programs created a transfer student retreat.The Guiding Resilient Illinois Transfer Students, or G.R.I.T., Retreat held on March 6 was aimed at giving students the opportunity to learn more about the Uni...

UIPD handles increase in DUI’s over Unofficial weekend

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 8, 2016

This past weekend marked the annual Unofficial celebration on campus, and with it came an influx of visitors from outside of the UIUC community. There was also a notable three arrests for DUI’s over the course of the weekend.“Obviously this weekend we had some visitors in our campus for Unofficial St...

Illinois Senate passes bill to overturn Rauner's veto on MAP grants

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 2, 2016

UPDATE: The Illinois House failed to pass the three-fifths vote threshold for overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto, despite voting 69 to 48 to pass the bill. According to Illinois law, the bill remains vetoed.The Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 2043 today, which proposed to override Gov. Bruce...

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