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Police Chief Alice Cary of the University of Illinois Police Department responds to Reddit comments on her laptop. Cary answered questions from the University community to provide more transparency specifically about campus crime.

UI police chief answers questions about campus crime in Reddit AMA

By Alex Chang, Staff Writer September 19, 2021

Police Chief Alice Cary of the University of Illinois Police Department took to Reddit Thursday to answer questions from the University community with a strong focus on the recent rise in crime. Redditors...

A syringe filled with the Moderna vaccine sits beside boxes of bandages and wipes at the Church of the Living God on Feb. 20. The deadline to be begin the vaccination process at the University was Sept. 16, yet the undergrad vaccination rate is at 91%.

91% of undergrads vaccinated as vaccine deadline looms

By Brendyn Jones, Assistant On-Air Editor September 15, 2021

Wednesday, Sept. 15, was the last day for University members to either receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or submit a vaccination exemption request to the University following Governor...

A student at the University of Illinois tests during the COVID-19 pandemic last fall. Faculty at the University of Illinois are worried about the Delta variant being carried around campus.

Faculty express concern about classroom COVID-19 transmission despite UI assurances

By Willie Cui, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 15, 2021

Accounting for “90% or more” of cases in the area, the COVID-19 Delta variant has quickly taken hold in the campus and surrounding communities, according to Dr. Awais Vaid of the Champaign-Urbana Public...

A student bikes to Quad Day on Aug 22. Bike to Work Day encourages biking to places instead of driving to them.

Bike at Illinois organizes Bike to Work Day

By Royal Shrestha, Staff Writer September 13, 2021

On Tuesday, Bike to Work Day and Light the Night events will happen throughout Champaign-Urbana and on campus. It is a national day-long event to promote people to cycle to their everyday places in lieu...

University students gather at the Main Quad on Sept. 1 to recreate the viral social media trend: milk crate challenge.  This challenge was created on Tik Tok and many people have tried and failed at the challenge.

University students take on milk crate challenge

By Nimet Beyza Vural , Contributing Writer September 5, 2021

The “milk crate challenge” made its entrance to campus on Wednesday evening as students gathered at the Main Quad, recreating the viral social media trend. The challenge involves stacking up 49...

Illinois English Placement Test Coordinator Rurik Tywoniw completes a rapid COVID-19 test at the ARC on Feb. 1. The University has seen an increase in COVID-19 testing amidst rising cases.

UI sees increase in COVID-19 testing amid rising cases

By Vivian La, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 5, 2021

Students are testing more frequently for COVID-19 compared to the start of the semester — some as a precaution and others said because the University made it mandatory for their University Housing building. Since...

Premade “I” shaped noodles sit in a holding container at the new ISR dining hall on Friday. The dining facility has reopened at full capacity following a $73 million renovation.

ISR dining hall opens to full capacity

By Sophie Casaburi, Staff Writer September 2, 2021

For the fall 2021 semester, the ISR dining hall is on track to be fully operationalized to serve the incoming flux of students.  Following the $73 million dining renovations that concluded in the fall...

Students gather around the Illinois Space Society RSO on the Bardeen Quad Sunday during E-Night, a Quad Day specifically for engineering students. About 70 different RSOs were present at this event.

E-Night brings together engineering clubs, students

By Vivian La and Willie Cui August 31, 2021

Students filled the Bardeen Quad on Sunday evening for E-Night, an opportunity for engineering students to explore engineering RSOs and related extracurricular activities. The annual event, organized...

Members of the trombone section of the Marching Illini perform on the steps of Foellinger Auditorium during Quad Day on Aug. 22. The band has changed their routine and uniforms to aid in increased fan reactions at sporting events.

Marching Illini return with changes to routine, uniforms

By George Phelan, Staff Writer August 30, 2021

The Marching Illini debuted several changes made to their band at the first University football game of the season Saturday. The changes alter the pregame introduction, with an entrance from the south...

A view from inside the new Siebel Center as it opens for students to use. The Siebel Center lets many students, regardless of their major, innovate and create.

Siebel Center for Design opens up to students

By Royal Shrestha, Staff Writer August 29, 2021

On Aug. 2, the Siebel Center for Design opened its doors to students for the first time.  The new center’s mission is to serve as a hub for innovation and collaboration for all students regardless...

Students tour near the Spurlock Museum on March 6, 2018. In-person visits will be returning to campus after previously having online tour resources due to the pandemic.

In-person campus visits return

By Payal Rathore, Staff Writer August 29, 2021

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced that in-person visits will be returning this fall. Previously, due to the pandemic, students were referred to various online and virtual means to tour...

A woman fills up a syringe with a Moderna Vaccine at the I Hotel and Conference Center on Feb. 11. With a return to campus health officials expect a rise in cases and what that looks like for the University.

Delta, third dose, modeling, more: Experts talk return to campus, COVID-19

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, News Editor August 26, 2021

As thousands of students are returning to campus this fall, one thing is clear: we can expect an increase in COVID-19 cases.  To public health officials who are already seeing an increase in cases...

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