The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

A photo of the old Congregation Anshe Knesset Israel Synagogue that stood at 949 N. Walnut St. from 1929-1991 is shown above. Jewish archives from central Illinois similar to the photo above will be stored at new archives at the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections at the University.

Jewish archives from central Illinois to be stored at University 

By Ashley Gilbert, Contributing Writer October 16, 2021

The University is establishing new archives at the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections about the Jewish community in central Illinois.  These archives are going to contain a lot of different information,...

Miranda Stillwell, sophomore in LAS, shares her opinion on protesting policies the University has put in place. The deadline for the public to comment has been extended due to feedback from students.

Students speak out against University-adopted policy regulating protests

By Matt Troher, Investigative News & Longform Editor October 14, 2021

The University plans to adopt a policy regulating on-campus speech and expression. The policy consolidates existing regulations and creates new restrictions regarding expressive activity and has received...

Boxes of disposable straws sit in a cardboard box at the ARC Covid-19 testing center on Feb. 1. The university announces new testing guidance for unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff.

UI announces new testing guidance for unvaccinated students, faculty, staff

By Willie Cui, Assistant Daytime Editor October 12, 2021

With the Friday COVID-19 vaccination deadline fast approaching, the University has announced new COVID-19 testing guidance for students, faculty and staff who remain unvaccinated after the deadline and...

Otniel Fernandez, sophomore in Applied Health Sciences, and Nguyen Ha, sophomore in ACES, work on their laptops at the new Siebel Center for Design  on Aug. 27. The University released a Massmail informing students of a new policy restricting educational technology access based on student testing noncompliance.

UI announces new technology restrictions for COVID-19 testing noncompliance

By Vivian La and George Phelan October 7, 2021

On Wednesday morning, the University released a Massmail informing students of a new policy restricting educational technology access based on student testing noncompliance.  The Massmail states that...

The University Librarys plans to convert into a special collections facility have been postponed until next fall.

UI Library postpones UGL closure to next fall, plans to hold ‘town halls’ on conversion project

By Willie Cui, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 29, 2021

The University Library plans to close the Undergraduate Library next fall to prepare for its conversion into a special collections facility.  Initially, the University Library planned to close the...

Members of the Graduate Employees’ Organization protest outside of the Henry Administration Building on Thursday morning. The group demands the University take responsibility for its teaching staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Graduate employees protest UI’s lack of COVID-19 precautions

By Alex Chang and Willie Cui September 24, 2021

Members of the Graduate Employees’ Organization protested outside of the Henry Administration Building Thursday morning, demanding that the University take more responsibility and care for its teaching...

The University of Illinois shares a timeline of the transition from Compass2g to Canvas. The University of Illinois will retire Compass2g on June 1 in order to have Canvas be the main content supplier for classes.

University continues transition from Compass 2g to Canvas

By Sophie Casaburi, Staff Writer September 8, 2021

This summer, the University continued with migrating classes from Compass 2g to Canvas.  Canvas training was provided for faculty through optional weekly online sessions, office hours and self-paced...

UI System officials approve plans for liaison office in India

UI System officials approve plans for liaison office in India

By Vivian La, Assistant Daytime News Editor August 27, 2021

Plans to open a University of Illinois system liaison office in India were approved by the system’s Board of Trustees at the end of July. Pradeep Khanna, associate vice chancellor for corporate relations...

Michael DeLorenzo poses for a photo in 2007. DeLorenzo was recently named the vice chancellor for Administration and Operations Designate at Illinois.

University announces vice chancellor for Administration, Operations

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Interim Editor-in-Chief August 11, 2021

The University has hired Michael DeLorenzo as the vice chancellor for Administration and Operations Designate, which will take effect Monday.  DeLorenzo currently serves as the senior associate chancellor...

Venetria K. Patton has been named Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS). Venetria K. Patton is a professor and administrator at Purdue and has started her role at The University of Illinois since Aug. 2.

UI appoints new dean of LAS

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Interim Editor-in-Chief August 6, 2021

The University announced Venetria Patton as the Harry E. Preble Dean Designate of LAS in a Massmail July 28.  Patton has held several leadership roles at Purdue University, serving in positions such...

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...

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