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Biden’s visit inspires continued interest in campaign to end sexual assault

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to University students at Campus Recreation Center East on Thursday about the

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015

By Maggie Sullivanstaff writerVice President Joe Biden visited the University to celebrate students’ efforts with the “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. The White House launched the “It’s On Us” campaign in October and the University quickly led the pack in ...

Deborah Feinen sworn in as Champaign Mayor

Deborah Frank Feinen smiles as she walks into the room to be greeted by her supporters and interviewed by the media at the Brookens Center on Tuesday.

By Caeli Cleary

May 10, 2015

By Caeli clearystaff writerAfter winning the mayoral elections with 41 percent of the votes, Feinen was sworn in last week.Just over than a month after Deborah Feinen won the Champaign mayoral election with 41 percent of the vote, she was sworn into office as the official mayor of the city of Champai...

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

On Aug. 27, Mars will swing nearer to Earth than it has been in almost 60,000 years. This sequence of photographs shows how it appears larger as it gets closer to Earth.

March 17, 2015

It sounds like a movie plot, but the team at Mars One isn’t joking around. The Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp founded the mission in 2011 with a goal to make a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025.  The only catch is the team won’t be coming back to Earth.  According to its “road map,” the...

Two trombonists making a name in jazz

By Sarah Foster

January 29, 2015

Jim Pugh has a variety of extraordinary experiences to share with his students.Throughout his half-century-long musicianship, the trombonist and professor of jazz studies has written and directed pieces for symphonies. He’s soloed on soundtracks for feature films, and he’s had his head smashed in a tr...

A semester in the Capitol: junior pursues journalism internship at ABC

Molly Nagle, senior in Media, poses with her mentor, ABC's Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, at the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner.

January 27, 2015

Comedian Tina Fey once said, “Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterward.” These same words inspired Molly Nagle, senior in Media, when she decided to take a semester off school and travel halfway across the country to take up an internship at ABC News in Washington D.C. Nagle wrote in an ema...

University Langar event inspires similar Langar on Capitol Hill

University Langar event inspires similar Langar on Capitol Hill

September 3, 2014

When walking into the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., the sight of nearly 145 congressional leaders, staffers and the surrounding community sitting on the floor eating a vegetarian meal would seem out of the ordinary. But for the first time on Capitol Hill, the building played host...

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

Allen Kleiner, freshman in computer science engineering, balances his education with greek life and a capella groups. 

By Mara Shapiro

April 28, 2014

Freshman in Engineering Allen Kleiner knew he wanted to rush a fraternity prior to arriving on campus. However, he didn’t expect to feel so welcomed by the brothers of Theta Chi. “I didn’t expect how we were treated as well as we were here,” Kleiner said. “Seniors made the effort. The olde...

Local food service workers rally for increase in minimum wage

Fast-food workers around the country are on strike again in 100 cities with supporters rallying in 100 more last Thursday, marking over a year of sustained unrest among low-wage workers in the US.  This time members of the Central Illinois community will rally in support of their effort to improve their lives, known as the ‘Fight for $15.’ The group gathered at McDonald’s on Neil and Kirby in Champaign at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

By Eleanor Black

December 6, 2013

Despite the cold, Champaign-Urbana community members stood outside the McDonald’s, located at 1605 S. Neil St., carrying signs and chanting phrases such as, “Keep your burgers, keep your fries, make our wages supersized!” The rally was one of hundreds taking place Thursday in support of the “Fight for $15...

Be careful who you eat with: study says peers influence eating habits

November 7, 2013

Bussing tables might not be the most glamorous job for someone who holds a doctorate degree. Brenna Ellison, assistant professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics who received her doctorate at the University of Oklahoma State, navigated from one white-clothed table to the next as she rounded up di...