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UI System arts & humanities initiative supports 10 new projects

UI System arts & humanities initiative supports 10 new projects

By Payal Rathore, Staff Writer August 2, 2021

The University of Illinois System has funded 10 new projects as part of the Presidential Initiative: Expanding the Impact of the Arts and the Humanities. According to the website, the second round of...

Union Hall looks over the Main Quad on Oct. 29, 2020. The University shares in a mass email that they are working on identifying all human remains that were found on campus.

UI affirms respectful treatment of human remains on campus, audits existing records

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Interim Editor-in-Chief July 23, 2021

The University announced in a Massmail Friday that they are working to confirm the histories and identities of all human remains on campus.  “In light of recent events regarding treatment of the...

Governor J.B. Pritzker answers questions at a news conference on March 26, 2021. Illinois lawmakers approved a budget that will maintain funding for higher education.

Illinois lawmakers approve state budget, maintain UI funding

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Interim Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2021

Illinois lawmakers approved a $42.2 billion state budget proposal Tuesday, part of which would hold state appropriations at current-year levels for the University of Illinois system. The proposed budget...

A photograph of the Main Quad is taken from a drone on May 23, 2020. The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a renovation project for Altgeld Hall and Illini Hall.

Board of Trustees approve new projects, lower student health insurance costs

By Aliza Majid, Assistant News Editor May 20, 2021

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a $52 million budget for the University’s Altgeld Hall renovation and Illini Hall replacement projects. The overall cost of the Altgeld and Illini...

Bill Bernhard, the vice provost for academic affairs speaks to faculty members over Zoom on Tuesday. The American Association of University Professors Chapter at the University shared a report regarding how governance practices need to be more straightforward.

Report finds weaknesses in UI’s shared governance practices

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Interim Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

The American Association of University Professors Chapter at the University led a discussion Tuesday on their report about shared governance and its implications for campus.  The AAUP defines shared...

A Carle pharmacist writes the date on Moderna vaccine labels at the Church of the Living God on Feb. 20. The University will begin to waive Covid-19 testing for vaccinated individuals starting in the fall.

UI to waive COVID-19 testing for vaccinated individuals

By Alex Chang, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The University announced on Thursday that fully vaccinated individuals will be able to waive testing if they provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, e.g. a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, to McKinley...

A group of protestors hold a sign reading “George Floyd’s Life Mattered” in downtown Chicago on May 30. The University recently sent a Massmail to students after Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder calling for the public to take action against  systemic racism.

University addresses George Floyd trial outcome

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, News Editor April 21, 2021

The University released a Massmail Tuesday shortly after the George Floyd trial came to a close, calling for a public commitment to take action against systemic racism.   Former Minneapolis police...

A concept drawing of the Main Library after renovation is shown above. University faculty is concerned for new construction at the Main Library due to disruptions caused by the pandemic

UI library renovations move forward despite faculty concerns

By Willie Cui, Assistant Daytime News Editor April 21, 2021

Due to pandemic disruptions, faculty members have expressed concerns over the University Library’s plans to renovate the Main Library and convert the Undergraduate Library into a special collections...

The Central Illinois Mosque & Islamic Center sits quietly at 106 S. Lincoln Ave. in Urbana on Saturday. The University is providing nasal swabs for individuals who partake in Ramadan in case fasting causes difficulties in saliva production.

University provides nasal swab testing alternative for Ramadan observers

By Aliza Majid, Assistant News Editor April 12, 2021

The University has announced a nasal swab alternative option that Muslims can request during the month of Ramadan.  Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and will take place from April 12...

The OSF Healthcare Heart of Mary Medical Center sits quietly at 1400 W. Park St. in Urbana on Saturday. The University is participating in a study to examine the effectiveness of vaccines and the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

University participates in national COVID-19 vaccination study

By Royal Shrestha, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

The University is participating in a national COVID-19 research study that is studying the effectiveness of vaccines and virus spreading. The University is forming a partnership with 20 other universities...

Andy Borst presents information about University applicants during the Admissions Subcommittee of the Academic Senate meeting. For the next two admissions cycles, students will have the option of submitting their test scores.

University extends test-optional policy for next two admissions cycles

By Alexandra Gergova, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

In response to the detrimental effect COVID-19 has had on the accessibility of standardized testing, the University of Illinois System Board of Trustees unanimously approved a request last Thursday to...

Professor Peter Abbamonte adjusts his video camera for students who choose to attend class online on Nov. 2. The University is planning on introducing more in-person classes for the fall of 2021.

University plans for fall 2021, includes more in-person events

By Payal Rathore, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

While the official plans for the upcoming fall semester are yet to be released, the administration is currently focusing on providing vaccines for students and the future possibility of having more in-person...

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