"I am in love with the Arboretum, especially the majestic bald cypress. I take many walks there with my husband and little ones in all seasons. Just this last week, my daughter took her first steps in the Idea Garden."
There’s no question who the MVP is for Illinois football so far: The students.
When it comes to paying for athletics facilities, UI Labor and Employment Relations Professor Michael LeRoy writes, "we all deserve to be part of that important financial conversation."
“Throughout all these changes, my one goal is to create systems that were sustainable and effective for the future,” said Daily Illini Editor-in-Chief Diana Anghel. “For a long time, it felt like we were at a forefront of a battle, and we did not have enough weapons to be fighting in that battle.”
Wrapping up a five-part N-G series: For her work at the New American Welcome Center, helping locals navigate the legal work of the immigration process, Daniella Di Stefano will be honored with the Student Leadership Award from the C-U Immigration Forum on Saturday.
Grammy-winning singer and guitar player Ben Harper will show a different side of himself when he premieres a 29-minute instrumental piece on lap steel guitar on Friday night at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival in Krannert Center's Great Hall.
MONTICELLO — A formal dedication of Dr. Gary Stamp Way will be held at noon Friday at the corner of Kratz Road and Market Street in Monticello.
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."
“It’s so clear to me that the artists want to perform for audiences again in-person in our theaters. It’s so clear to me that we have a lot of audience members that are very eager to be together again in our theaters."
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.
Illinois remained No. 47 among national universities in U.S. World News & Report's Best Colleges rankings. That was good for fourth in the 14-team Big Ten, trailing only Northwestern (9th), Michigan (23rd) and Wisconsin (42nd).
Our award-winning panel: 'Hoosiers' director David Anspaugh, plus Judd Apatow, Joe Pesci, Kathleen Turner, David Anspaugh, Kathleen Quinlan, Ron Shelton, Gary Sinise, Andy Garcia, Kathleen Quinlan, Taylor Hackford, Gina Gershon and Kathleen Kennedy.
'I believe that we have been far safer during the last 20 years than most sensible people predicted in the aftermath of that horrible day,' writes one-time Urbana resident Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of defense under President George W. Bush.
'One of my happiest professional moments at Illinois was just this spring when I learned that the program I direct, the MS in Library and Information Science, had again been named, by U.S. News & World Report, the No. 1 program in the country.'
“We admitted a record number of African American students,” UI Director of Undergraduate Admissions Andy Borst said. “But our number of African American students is lower than we anticipated, and we think that it's likely due to the impact of COVID-19.”
The UI’s Urbana campus is welcoming 56,299 total students this year, driven by 2,700 more graduate students and a record-size freshman population.
“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).
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music’s new online trivia game, Music Frivia, has been created to test people’s knowledge, both serious and frivolous, of local, national and world music using the Sousa Archives’ historical collections.
Around 180 students had submitted requests for vaccine exemption by Friday morning. All requests will be granted on an interim basis.
Krannert Art Museum's new exhibit, entitled entitled "A Question of Emphasis: Louise Fishman Drawing," involved years of work between Fishman, 1965 UI MFA graduate and curator Amy Powell. After Fishman's unexpected death in July, the gallery doubles as a sort of memorial for the well-known abstract painter.
“There’s usually a herd coming in from the Green Street door; when 20 people at once get past you, it’s hard to control when you’re one person,” said wellness support associate Shana Olivero. ““I try to make an announcement for everyone to form a line, because there’s definitely runners.”
On Friday, the state's higher ed vaccine mandate will be put to the test on campus, with updated vaccination figures provided in the UI's 10-day enrollment report.
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.
A funeral procession for University of Illinois Police Lt. Aaron Landers is scheduled to begin no earlier than 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois and end at Patterson Cemetery in St. Joseph.