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A photo is taken from the Jama Masjid mosque in Old Delhi, India on Sept. 27, 2007. Multiple students at the University are traveling back to India where there is a spike in Covid-19 cases.

International students return to India during COVID-19 crisis

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

International students from India become more nervous with every passing minute. For Siddh Saraogi, undergraduate in Engineering, the fear is overwhelming. “It's easy to feel very helpless, sitting...

On July 4, people came together to pray outside during the pandemic following all guidelines and safety rules. Students at Illinois are working to get accommodations during Ramadan because of the holiday’s celebrations festivities.

Students push for accommodations during Ramadan

By Liz Gremer, Staff Writer May 9, 2021

From April 12 to Wednesday, May 12, Muslim students across the University celebrate the Islamic holiday Ramadan. Throughout the month, Muslim students celebrate this holy time with fasting, prayer and...

A group of kids hold signs displaying phrases such as “#StopAsianHate” and “We Stand Asians” at a protest in downtown Champaign on March 30.

Anti-Asian violence scares UI community

A young Asian American individual sat on a bench outside of the Beckman Institute, searching for the words to describe the fear and sadness they felt when thinking about the Atlanta Spa Shootings. Their...

David W. Chih, director of the Asian American Cultural Center, poses for a headshot. Chih spoke with a reporter from The Daily Illini about how people can help recognize and combat anti-Asian racism.

AACC director discusses ways to support Asian community

By Fizza Hassan, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

The University of Illinois is home to students of all backgrounds. About 40% of the total student population are students that represent the Asian American and Asian international community according...

Lila Sharif, assistant professor in LAS, spoke with a reporter from The Daily Illini about the ongoing rise in racially related hate crimes against the Asian and Asian-American communities.

Lila Sharif discusses anti-Asian violence

By Fizza Hassan, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

Recently, the University issued an official statement on ‘The rise of anti-Asian violence across the nation’ condemning the recent attacks and resurgence of hate-bias against Asian-Americans, while...

Champaign-Urbana residents Luke Lee and Eddie Pratt Jr. pose for a photo at the #EndWhiteSilence street visibility event in downtown Champaign on Wednesday afternoon. The University’s chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice has organized two rallies thus far to demand racial justice for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

CU citizens protest Asian-targeted violence

By Rohit Jammu, Assistant Features Editor April 12, 2021

After the Atlanta spa shootings in March that left eight people dead, including six women of Asian descent, a surge in the Stop Asian Hate movement has seen several hundreds of people joining protests,...

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