Long before becoming the UI's Morris Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, then-Ph.D. student Ken Schweizer shared a campus home with a family of raccoons. "Most bizarrely, they learned how to climb a three-story fire escape and enter a hole in the roof, allowing them to run around inside the walls of the house."

Through Pixan Konob’, founded in 2019, assistant clinical professor Korinta Maldonado and six core members — along with other professors and community assistants — have approached the verbal walls that exist for local Q’anjob’al speakers, many of whom don’t speak mainline Spanish.

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“With the popularity of anime and different books, there is a lot of interest in the Japanese culture,” Monticello High music director Alison Allender said. “I called the Japan House and explained what we were doing and asked if they would be willing to do a presentation. ... culture. They were very interested in coming, and actually showed the students a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.”

The UI campus’ new flagship dining hall seats up to 1,385 eaters at its nine themed “micro-restaurants” — from demonstration kitchen Table 1867 (named for the year the university was founded) to the eastern hemisphere appeal of Fusion 48 (the same number of Asian countries in the United Nations).

CHAMPAIGN — Saturday’s weather dampened some of the fan fervor compared to the Week 0 crowd for the Nebraska game.

Roadside plantings of pollinator habitats can present some risk of insect mortality from passing traffic, but the benefits outweigh the risks.

A local public health official said it should become apparent within the week whether the presence of 41,000 people at Memorial Stadium  will result in many more COVID-19 cases for Champaign County.

“All faculty, staff and students must have received their first dose of a university-accepted COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 5, if they plan to continue to be on campus this semester,” Chancellor Robert Jones wrote in a massmail, hours after Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced new guidelines.

"You never know who or what is going to walk in the emergency room door here. It could be a millionaire or a homeless person. It could be a chicken or a chihuahua. But there is comfort in the chaos because it feels like home."