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Students find University sick leave letter policy confusing

Students find University sick leave letter policy confusing

Sabrina Yan, Staff Writer
March 28
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

University students are responsible for their absences, but some students have said that getting the proper approval can be tricky. The University has a policy that enables the emergency dean to give out absence letters to students as a proof of sickness. However, not all students are aware of the...

Police Blotter for March 27

Police Blotter for March 27

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 27
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An incident involving battery was reported on the 1100 block of North Prospect Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to the report, a disorderly customer allegedly battered the store clerk. No arrests were made at the time of the report. A case involving the unlawful use of a weapon w...

Cracked expands from food truck to permanent location

Cracked expands from food truck to permanent location

Jessica Bursztynsky, News Editor
March 27
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

Cracked, a popular late-night food option, expanded from its food truck to a permanent restaurant location at 619 E. Green St. on Monday. “I think people are excited as we are,” said Cracked owner Daniel Krause. The restaurant is doing a soft opening with limited hours until Saturday, April 1, ...

Partnership with Coursera advances University’s investment in online education

Partnership with Coursera advances University’s investment in online education

Leon Li, Staff Writer
March 27
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

The University has partnered with Coursera, an online education platform, to provide worldwide access to higher education. According to the Board of Trustees’ agenda meeting for March 15, the University is in its final stages of contract negotiations with Coursera. Currently, the University offers more than 70 courses through the platform...

Suburban Express breaking University policy with some classroom ads

Suburban Express breaking University policy with some classroom ads

Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor
March 27
Filed under Campus, News

Transport company Suburban Express has recently been advertising its services around University classrooms and students are beginning to take notice. A thread was posted in the UIUC subreddit asking if these commercial advertisements are allowed in classrooms. According to campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler, t...

Police Blotter for March 26

Police Blotter for March 26

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 27
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign A retail theft was reported at Meijer, 2401 N. Prospect Ave., around 8 p.m. on Friday. According to the report, the offender stole merchandise from the store without paying. Some of the items ranged from cosmetics, toys and sporting equipment. A case of criminal damage to government supported property w...

University YMCA selected for startup program

University YMCA selected for startup program

Jessica Bursztynsky, News Editor
March 27
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

The University YMCA was selected as one of six locations for the New American Welcome Center, a program created in 2016 that was designed to help immigrants feel more welcome in communities. The startup center is focused on helping both immigrants integrate into their new towns as well as providing...

New Editor-in-Chief aims for diverse coverage

New Editor-in-Chief aims for diverse coverage

Lillian Barkley, Editor-in-Chief
March 27
Filed under News, Opinions, Top Stories

Every year before spring break, The Daily Illini’s staff hands its responsibilities to a new group of editors. It’s increasingly clear to us that trust in the media nationwide is faltering, while the need for accurate reporting is increasing. For years, there is one area where The Daily Illini has...

Campus Student Election Commission facing scrutiny

Campus Student Election Commission facing scrutiny

Gillian Dunlop, Assistant News Editor
March 27
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Campus Student Election Commission has come under some scrutiny this past campus student election cycle. The results of the election were delayed and there was controversy surrounding student trustee candidate, Trayshawn Mitchell. Mitchell, who was taken off the election ballot after not submit...

Police Blotter for March 24

Police Blotter for March 24

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 24
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Burglary was reported on the 300 block of Springfield Ave around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to the report, an unknown subject forced entry into the victim’s residence, stole  electronic equipment and fled the area. Police did not apprehend the subject. Domestic battery was r...

Police Blotter for March 23

Police Blotter for March 23

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 23
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Battery and attempted robbery was reported on the 1300 block of Springfield Ave around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, an unknown suspect battered the victim and attempted to rob him. Attempted burglary was reported on the 1400 block of Springfield Ave around 9:30 p.m. o...

Percentage of University students from underrepresented groups below peer median

Percentage of University students from underrepresented groups below peer median

Leon Li, Staff Writer
March 23
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

With an international population of over 10,000, the University boasts one of the highest percentages of international students in the country at nearly 24 percent.  The percentage of students from underrepresented groups, however, remains below the median of the University’s peer group. Of the three sch...

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