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Doctors putting medical cannabis at risk in Illinois

Doctors putting medical cannabis at risk in Illinois

By Joseph Longo, Assistant news editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

A new medical cannabis dispensary recently opened in Champaign. However, there is one thing they might be missing: patients. Phoenix Botanical, at 1704 S. Neil Street Linn St, is the first medical cannabis dispensary in the Champaign-Urbana area. But an underappreciated medical cannabis program in...

University partners with Homeland Security to create infrastructure protection center

By Joseph Longo

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

The University partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to create a multi-million dollar national infrastructure protection planning institute. On Tuesday, April 12,IL the University, Homeland Security and the Science and Technology Directorate will officially launch their Critical Infrastru...

University receives tree campus USA® recognition

University receives tree campus USA® recognition

By Michael Semaca

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

TWEET: University recognized for its “forest environment” #treehuggersThe University was recognized by Tree Campus USAIL RB for sustaining an on-campus forest environment. The group, which is a part of the Arbor Day Foundation, announced its 2015 members April 7 and included the University for the first time...

?Police blotter for April 7, 2016

By Vivienne Henning

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

ChampaignA case of disorderly conduct was reported in the 1200 block of North Walnut Street around 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday.agAccording to the report, an unknown offender set a trashcan on fire outside of the victim’s residence.agAn aggravated discharge of a firearm was reported in the 900 block of ...

Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

By Joseph Longo

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

A recent string of alleged racist incidents have left student activist groups on campus demanding action from the campus community and the University administration.Call for ActionOn Friday, April 8 the Black Students for Revolution and Students for Justice in Palestine comprised the second wave of student a...

Campus development to be discussed at upcoming Master Plan forums

By Vivienne Henning

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

The ongoing 18-month process of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Master Plan will be outlined and discussed at two separate public forums on April 12 and 14mk.Robin Kaler, campus spokesperson, said the April 12 public forum is aimed at faculty, staff and students of University of ...

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

By Megan Jones

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

Some non-tenure faculty hope to show University administrators the importance of their work by exploring striking in the near future. The Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546 voted to explore striking through a committee and will continue to call for labor action, said Union President Shawn Gilmor...

Over a thousand security cameras protect campus from crime

Over a thousand security cameras protect campus from crime

By Ashni Gandhi

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

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...

"Sister, Sister" star Tia Mowry to speak on campus Thursday

"Sister, Sister" star Tia Mowry to speak on campus Thursday

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 29, 2016


Filed under News

"Sister, Sister" star Tia Mowry, speaking on campus ThursdayTia Mowry will be speaking at the Illini Union Thursday, March 31.JT The "Sister, Sister" star will engage in a Q&A moderated by Isabel Kadiri, the vice president of programs for the Illini Union Board, and Tekita Bankhead, the assistant director of the Bruce D. Nesbi...

Proposal revising general education requirements at standstill

By Aaron Navarro

March 28, 2016


Filed under News

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 ...

Police blotter for March 22, 2016

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 22, 2016


Filed under News

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...

Vice President for Research to step down

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 16, 2016


Filed under News

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...

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