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Graduate Employees Organization holds celebratory rally

By Dixita Limbachia

January 28, 2016

The Graduate Employees Organization held a rally Thursday afternoon to celebrate the University agreement to continue tuition waivers for students in the Master's of Computer Science program.The main objective for the organization is to protect tuition waivers for graduate students, especi...

Medical technology performs disappearing act

Medical technology performs disappearing act

By Lilly Mashayek

January 28, 2016

A chemistry professor at the University has developed new medical technology that performs a disappearing act.John Rogers, chemistry professor, said it was through conversations with neurosurgeons that led him to develop a new brain sensor. The sensor wirelessly transmits data about a patient’s temperatu...

Recession could be to blame for higher ed tuition spike

By Samantha Jones Toal

January 28, 2016

Current college students may be paying more out of pocket to afford tuition because of events that happened before most were even in high school.According to a study by Young Invincibles’ Third Annual State Report Cards, the recession of 2007 might be the cause behind the spike in college tuition across the U.S.ss...

UIPD reports robbery at Krannert Center

UIPD reports robbery at Krannert Center

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 25, 2016

The University of Illinois Police department issued a campus safety notice Monday morning regarding a robbery that took place early Sunday morning.The incident occurred around 2 a.m. in the parking garage of the Krannert Center for Performing Arts.According to the notice, the victim was walking to his car in the low...

UI to use Mellon grant to further research, student opportunities

By Dixita Limbachia

January 23, 2016

BY Dixita LimbachiaStaff WriterA $4.2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will aid two of the University’s Humanities Without Walls initiatives and help graduate students further their studies.EJThe research initiative, Work of the Humanities and the Changing Climate, is designed to be...

House fire affecting students still under investigation

House fire affecting students still under investigation

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 22, 2016

UPDATE: The residence at 908 S. Oak St. that caught fire early on Jan. 22 was confirmed to be a senior house of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. According to a report issued by the Champaign Fire Department, firefighters appeared on the scene at 3:51 a.m. and had the fire under control by 7:06 ...

Opening film announced for Ebertfest this spring

Opening film announced for Ebertfest this spring

By Joe Longo

January 22, 2016

“Crimson Peak,” a gothic romance drama directed by Guillermo Del Toro, will open the 18th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival this AprilJT. Serving as an honorary guest, Del Toro will hold a Q&A following the screening.“Crimson Peak” previously opened on Oct. 16, for its North American theatric...

Champaign man arrested for promoting prostitution operation

By Daniel Corry

January 21, 2016

A Champaign man by the name of Albert L. Redmon, 54, was arrested on Wednesday at 7:30 P.M at a hotel in the 1900 block of Moreland Boulevard for allegedly running a prostitution operation in the Champaign area. Investigators disguised themselves as solicitors of Redmon’s operation and arrested him afte...

Sidewalk snow removal ordinance in effect

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 21, 2016

The Champaign Public Works Director has declared the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement for Downtown and Campustown areas to be in effect. The ordinance went into effect at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20. According to the requirement, all sidewalks must be cleared within 48 hours after the ...

Board of Trustees re-elects chairman

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 21, 2016

The Board of Trustees voted to re-elect current chairman Ed McMillan to a second one-year at its Chicago meeting Thursday.McMillan, 69, is a University alumnus and has served as a trustee since 2009; he was elected to his position as chairman in 2015 when Gov. Bruce Rauner took office. According to a U...

Student senator proposes "tuition equality" resolution

By Samantha Jones Toal

January 21, 2016

Hours after the University proposed maintaining base tuition for in-state residents Wednesday, the Illinois Student Senate discussed a resolution that challenged the University’s decision.Senator Alex Villanueva authored a resolution on tuition equality that encourages a proportional tuition incre...

Police begin issuing "stop receipts" following searches

By Lily Mashayek

January 20, 2016

Law enforcement agencies are now required to issue “stop receipts”, also known as stop cards, as part of new statewide legislation called the Police and Community Relations Improvement Act, which took effect early this year. The “stop receipts” are issued to pedestrians who are searched or friske...

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