The Daily Illini

I-Connect meeting “Zoombombed” by swastika-bearing hijackers

I-Connect meeting “Zoombombed” by swastika-bearing hijackers

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 4, 2020

On Monday night, during three prescheduled I-Connect meetings held over the Zoom teleconferencing software, multiple individuals bombarded the groups in a seemingly coordinated virtual hijack, bearing swastikas and shouting racial slurs.  It’s the first high-profile instance of “Zoombombing” the ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 3

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 3

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 4, 2020

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1500 block of North Mattis Avenue at around 12:06 a.m. on Friday. According to the report, the suspect caused damage to the victim’s residence. University Nothing to report.  Urbana Nothing to report....

University of Illinois Laboratory High School teacher arrested on child pornography charges

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

April 3, 2020

A physical education teacher at University of Illinois Laboratory High School was arrested on child pornography charges Friday afternoon. According to a release from U.S. Attorney John Milhiser’s office, Doug Mynatt, age 56, of Savoy appeared in federal court via video conference on Friday. He waived...

University Housing provides alternate care facilities for Carle

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

The University has entered an agreement with the Carle Health System to provide alternate care facilities at the Activities and Recreation Center, Bousfield Hall and Wassaja Hall in preparation for a predicted spike in COVID-19 cases.  Bousfield Hall will be used to house medical personnel and Wassa...

Champaign police officer tests positive for COVID-19

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 3, 2020

A Champaign police officer has tested positive for COVID-19. The city of Champaign confirmed the case in a news release on Thursday night.   While the officer's condition does not require hospitalization, the officer is self-isolating at home. In order to maintain the individual’s privacy, the city wil...

University raises student insurance premiums

University raises student insurance premiums

By Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

On March 12, the University Board of Trustees approved an increase in insurance premiums for students enrolled in the University healthcare plan. The new premiums will be $723 per semester for undergraduates and $927 per semester for graduate students.  This marks a 33% increase in premiums for Un...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 2

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 2

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 3, 2020

Champaign Theft under $500 was reported at Eden Supportive Living on the 200 block of North State Street around 8:30 p.m. According to the report, the director reported a resident’s medication had gone missing. Eight different medications were stolen. University Several individuals were reported to have entered a campus virtual workshop ...

University summer courses to be conducted remotely

University summer courses to be conducted remotely

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

April 2, 2020

All University summer courses will be conducted remotely this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, administration announced Thursday in a Massmail. The announcement comes three weeks after the University began transitioning spring semester courses to online formats. "We know that this...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 1

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 1

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 2, 2020

Champaign An arrest was made on the charge of violation of a bail bond on the 4800 block of W. Windsor Road around 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, the offender was arrested after violating the conditions of his bail bond.  University Nothing to report. Urbana Nothing to report. ...

University offers online counseling to students

University offers online counseling to students

By Diana Anghel, Assistant News Editor

April 2, 2020

On March 16, the University Counseling Center announced it will immediately switch to a phone triage system until online counseling is launched. Students that are under the University’s United Healthcare can now access online counseling through third-party counseling services. Those that do not h...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 31

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 31

By Salem Isaf, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 1, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Reckless discharge of a firearm was reported at the corner of Coler Avenue and Fairview Avenue after midnight on Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender shot a firearm in the victim’s direction, striking the victim...

Student workers lack certainty on jobs, payment

Student workers lack certainty on jobs, payment

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Many University student workers feel uncertain about the future of their employment and compensation.  Following the closure of a majority of University facilities due to COVID-19, many students have been temporarily left without a job.  Despite this loss of income, student workers may still hav...

Next Page »