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Marijuana use, possession remains strictly prohibited on-campus

Marijuana use, possession remains strictly prohibited on-campus

By YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

January 23, 2020

The questions following the new year’s welcome of marijuana’s legalization about how it translates to campus have been clarified by the University of Illinois Police Department. Supporting the University’s Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Campus policy and federal restrictions effective to all federally...

CU 1-to-1 celebrates National Mentoring Month

CU 1-to-1 celebrates National Mentoring Month

By Diana Anghel, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

A mentoring program for schools in Champaign-Urbana, CU 1-to-1, is starting the year by celebrating National Mentoring Month. The University’s Facilities and Services celebrated 15 years of partnership with CU 1-to-1 on Jan. 15.  CU 1-to-1 is a mentoring program that offers mentors to Champaign-Urbana st...

Champaign places No. 50 of 100 cities for sexually transmitted diseases

Champaign places No. 50 of 100 cities for sexually transmitted diseases

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Ranking 100 cities in the United States that have high sexually transmitted disease cases, a recent study ranked the city of Champaign to be number 50 of the highest STD rate per 100,000 people. Innerbody.com, the largest medical and wellness testing guide online, published the study that ranked U.S. ...

UIPD selects deputy as new interim chief

UIPD selects deputy as new interim chief

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

A new interim chief of the University of Illinois Police Department has accepted the position after Craig Stone stepped down Jan. 15. “I feel comfortable taking over and steering the ship for a while we go through this interim period,” said Matthew Myrick, the interim chief. “We’re blessed to...

New year, new semester: what’s in store for Spring 2020

New year, new semester: what’s in store for Spring 2020

By Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

As the new year and semester begin, the University will hold many events and undergo changes students can mark in their schedules. The new location of KAM’s is expected to open in the coming weeks at 102 E. Green St. The former establishment closed on Oct. 20, marking the end of its original locatio...

Trader Joe’s lists Champaign-Urbana as potential future location

Trader Joe’s lists Champaign-Urbana as potential future location

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

On top of the recent establishment of Chick-fil-A in Champaign and the Target scheduled to open on campus this year, Trader Joe’s may be the next business coming to the area. Kenya Friend-Daniel, public relations director for Trader Joe’s, said in an email that the business is still in the early...

Law professor Jay Kesan will not return to teach in 2020

Law professor Jay Kesan will not return to teach in 2020

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 8, 2020

Originally scheduled to come back to teach starting Jan. 1, Law professor Jay Kesan will instead go on "University-sanctioned leave." Kesan was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017 and students called for his resignation in 2018. Kesan then took a year-long unpaid leave in 2019. According to WILL Ill...

MTD Santa spreads holiday cheer in CU

MTD Santa spreads holiday cheer in CU

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 19, 2019

While holiday traditions continue for people on and off campus, those at Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District have their own way of making sure traditions are kept on campus. On Tuesday, MTD sent around two operators, one dressed as Santa and the other as an elf, to over 20 organizations around...

UI closes out decade with top semester moments

UI closes out decade with top semester moments

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

December 16, 2019

In no particular order, here are the top five moments of the semester. Openings & Closings  Throughout the fall semester, several businesses opened and closed. KAM’s had its last call on Oct. 20 and plans to reopen at its new location in 2020.  The Art Theater in Champaign closed indefinit...

CU sees variety of crime this semester

CU sees variety of crime this semester

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

December 16, 2019

Case against former UI professor accused of sexual misconduct continues Two former University students and a professor from Wesleyan University in Connecticut filed a lawsuit on Sept. 10 against Gary Xu, who was accused of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Noose found in Allen Hall elevator ...

RSOs provide helping hand for students during finals week

RSOs provide helping hand for students during finals week

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

University programs and Registered Student Organizations are working to ease students’ stress before one of the hardest parts of the semester starts: finals week. In the past, different RSOs on-campus have promoted awareness of mental health with different methods, such as Positive Illini. Accor...

Libraries extend hours during finals season

Libraries extend hours during finals season

By Salem Isaf, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Many of the libraries around campus began extending their hours on Monday in preparation for finals season. Among the libraries extending their hours are Grainger Engineering Library, the Undergraduate Library, the Main Library and the ACES (Funk) Library. Grainger Engineering Library, which is typ...

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