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MTD to reduce campus service for spring semester

Students step onto a MTD bus at the Illinois terminal on Oct. 20, 2019.
January 19, 2021

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) will be reducing its spring semester campus services starting Jan. 24.  The service and frequency of MTD rides will mimic the model that was in place...

UI RSOs aim to raise awareness for Uighur Muslims 

The profile picture of the Instagram account
January 18, 2021

University RSOs are currently working to spread awareness and raise money for Uighur Muslims, a Chinese ethnic group with members being held in what Chinese officials refer to as  “re-education centers.” “Re-education...

UI announces spring return testing requirements for students

A student deposits saliva into a University COVID-19 test tube while taking a COVID-19 test at State Farm Center on Oct. 9.
January 13, 2021

On Jan. 11, Chancellor Robert J. Jones sent a Massmail detailing the University’s requirements and expectations regarding the return to campus for the spring semester. All students must submit two...

UI Research Park program improves inclusivity in tech industry

An aerial view of the University of Illinois Research Park is shown above.
January 12, 2021

A new technology education program, Illinois Reboot, has recently launched to build a more inclusive workforce in central Illinois.  The UIUC Research Park program will build a more diverse workforce...

Vaccinations begin to roll out across Champaign-Urbana

A University COVID-19 testing site worker writes on a box containing completed COVID-19 tests on Oct. 9.
January 6, 2021

The process of distributing vaccines to the eligible population has begun in Champaign-Urbana despite transparency issues from the federal government. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, which...

ECE student’s COVID-19 sanitation device receives orders from Indian government 

ECE student's COVID-19 sanitation device receives orders from Indian government 
January 1, 2021

Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, receiving packages that have been potentially contaminated by the virus became an issue experienced by households and postal services alike.  Mihir...

Teaching assistants, instructors work to extend grade input deadline

Teaching assistants, instructors work to extend grade input deadline
December 15, 2020

Graduate instructors are attempting to extend the current University grade input deadline of Dec. 23 with little success because of administrative policies. The final examination period officially ends...

MTD reduces service, decreases student fee for spring

Students board the 9B Brown MTD bus at a stop on Wright St on Oct. 4, 2019.
December 11, 2020

The C-U Mass Transit District has reduced its services after analyzing the public’s demand, workforce availability and alternate scheduling implemented as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response....

Krannert cancels in-person spring events

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday is pictured above.
December 9, 2020

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has canceled all public, in-person performances that were originally planned for the spring of 2021.  In the midst of COVID, all in-person events for the...

UI imposes credit/no credit policy after administration expresses time, technology concerns

UI imposes credit/no credit policy after administration expresses time, technology concerns
December 8, 2020

On Nov. 20, the University Senate voted to adopt a credit/no credit (CR/NR) policy for this fall semester, allowing students to elect for CR/NR grading for their courses. This decision came after a...

Champaign firefighters extinguish rooftop blaze near campus

The SevenO7 apartment building burns on Thursday morning.
December 4, 2020

At 3:02 am this morning, 10 firefighters from the Champaign Fire Department responded to multiple fire calls at 707 S. Fourth St.  Forty minutes later, the fire crew was able to contain and extinguish...

UI building monitors provide inconsistent presence

The entrance to the College of Education on Nov. 10, absent of a monitor.
November 26, 2020

To get into University of Illinois buildings, students and employees are supposed to show an app saying that they’ve had a recent, clean COVID-19 test.  Nearly a third of the time, however, there’s...

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