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Police chief wants next year's Unofficial to be kegless

 

URBANA – Champaign Police Chief R.T. Finney said he would like the city to consider prohibiting keg sales during the week of next year's Unofficial St. Patrick's Day celebration.

UI's eDREAM Institute aims to offer society a digital boost

URBANA – A new University of Illinois institute called eDREAM aims not only to produce digitally savvy American workers and thinkers, but also to help the economy and society.

The Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media Institute will do that, and other things, by offering an online master's degree professional program and a doctorate program that will be the first of its kind in the United States.

Unofficial comes to official end as rain, fatigue start to set in

URBANA – All that was noticeably missing from Campustown Saturday were the sprays of green T-shirts and dozens of beer cans and bottles as Unofficial St. Patrick's Day came to a close.

The 13-year-old event, which began Thursday night, has morphed into a two-day drinking binge across Campustown that draws both local students and out-of-town partygoers.

Lack of money forces Allerton Park to cut programs

MONTICELLO – Citing tight finances, Allerton Park has placed several programs on hiatus, including day camps and music concerts.

Summer day camps for children will not be offered, but the 4-H Memorial Camp programs will continue.

The Music in Nature Concerts, which were held outdoors in the park during the summer, will not be held this year. However, the University of Illinois School of Music's Allerton Music Barn Festival in early September is still on.

Man falls three stories from balcony; many citations issued

URBANA - University of Illinois students received more than half of the citations issued Friday night during Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day.

Others received injuries.

The annual event, now in its 13th year, has grown from a promotional event by a local bar owner to a two-day drinking binge across Campustown that draws students and out-of-town fans.

UI student's facial-recognition technology wins $30,000

URBANA – For two years, John Wright has worked on ways to improve facial-recognition systems.

On Wednesday, those efforts paid off as the 26-year-old doctoral student won the Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize and the $30,000 that goes with it.

Campus interfaith groups plan dinner

CHAMPAIGN – Six campus religion groups will sponsor a dinner Thursday to discuss and honor people who promote peace.

A Student Interfaith Dinner, with the theme "Heroes of Peace," will be at the Cohen Center for Jewish Life, 503 E. John St., C, starting with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Short presentations from each of the groups, on people who have made contributions to world peace, will start at 7 p.m. The dinner and discussion are from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m.

UI interfaith campus groups schedule dinner Thursday

CHAMPAIGN – Six campus religion groups will sponsor a dinner Thursday to discuss and honor people who promote peace.

A Student Interfaith Dinner, with the theme "Heroes of Peace," will be at the Cohen Center for Jewish Life, 503 E. John St., C, starting with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Short presentations from each of the groups, on people who have made contributions to world peace, will start at 7 p.m. The dinner and discussion are from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m.

Professor, activist to be at UI next week

URBANA – School reform activist, education scholar and former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers will be a Unit One/Allen Hall guest-in-residence next week.

He will speak each night of his residency. All events are open to the public and take place in the Main Lounge of Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory St., U.

Eight UI engineering graduate students up for award

URBANA – Eight finalists have been selected for the $30,000 Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize, the winner of which will be announced Wednesday.

The finalists, all graduate students in the University of Illinois College of Engineering, are: