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Surpassing grief to celebrate Moms Weekend

August 9, 2016

This weekend was Moms Weekend; a celebrated tradition where the University invites the students’ moms to campus to enjoy “musicals, (a) craft fair, flower shows, art exhibits, vocal performances and...

Discover an appreciation for the arts

August 9, 2016

Clutching my umbrella and grumbling to myself as I walked across campus to the Krannert Center, I resented having waited so long to attend a concert for my world music class. After a 20-minute walk in...

Public higher education cannot survive like this

August 9, 2016

I worry about many things. I worry about the lack of funding for public education. I worry about oligarchy. When I step back, and remove myself from this worry, there is a word present. Not an answer,...

Campus waste should be reduced

August 9, 2016

When walking out of the apartments along Healey Street in Champaign, I always see garbage cans so jam-packed that the covers can’t even close. Not only are the bulging trash bins problematic, but...

Editorial: Non-tenure faculty strike exemplifies peaceful protest

May 12, 2016

We live in a time when every public misstep is met with widespread criticism. It’s the age of scrutiny, and people would do well to consider the potential consequences of their plans before taking...

College of Medicine continues dean search, accreditation, fundraising

Carle Foundation Hospital as seen from University Avenue. The Carle Illinois College of Medicine recently appointed two leadership members to permanent positions.
May 9, 2016

While the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s timeline to initiate its first class in 2017 has been pushed back to 2018, Carle Health Systems and the University is working to ensure that accreditation,...

Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

President-elect Timothy L. Killeen takes notes during the board of trustees meeting at the Illini Union on March 12, 2015.
May 9, 2016

New professors who begin teaching classes in August will work until September without having their appointments approved by the Board of Trustees. For some, such as Steven Salaita whose controversial...

Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Renee Romano and Research Park Director Laura Freirichs testify on University budget.
May 9, 2016

From exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer, this year had its fair share of intriguing and notable tech stories in the news. Along with an increasing emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunities,...

Year in Review: Infant death on campus

May 9, 2016

On March 13, Lindsay L. Johnson was found by University Police near the music building after allegedly murdering her infant son in Bousfield hall. Last week, Tuesday, May 3rd, Assistant State's Attorney...

Year in Review: Map grants

May 9, 2016

Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grants have caused a large amount of uproar among Illinois students throughout this past academic year. Tight state budgeting has led to controversy and difficult decisions. “MAP...

Year in Review: The chancellor search

May 9, 2016

Since last August, the University has been searching for a new chancellor after former Chancellor Phyllis Wise stepped down along with Provost Ilesanmi Adesida. The search for provost will not begin until...

Police blotter for April 12, 2016

April 11, 2016

Champaign- A 19-year-old male was arrested on the charge of armed robbery in the 400 block of East Clark Street around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.According to the report, the offender stole the victim’s...

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