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A large crowd of people congregate in front of Alma Mater passing out transgender flags and stickers on Saturday. University students protested the use of deadnames during the most recent commencement ceremony.

Students protest UI’s use of deadnames during commencement ceremony

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Interim Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2021

Students protested in front of Alma Mater Saturday after multiple instances occurred of transgender students having their deadname called when walking the stage during graduation. Merriam-Webster defines...

University removes mask requirements for fully vaccinated individuals

University removes mask requirements for fully vaccinated individuals

By Aliza Majid, Assistant News Editor May 24, 2021

The University sent out a Massmail stating that fully vaccinated people will no longer be required to wear face coverings or practice social distancing in most on-campus settings. There are exceptions...

Workers start unscrewing the iconic Chabad monument on Sunday. The monument was moved to the new Chabad house.

Illini Chabad officially transitions to new location

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

The Chabad Center for Jewish Life officially marked its transition to its new location with the moving of the menorah Sunday.  Around 15 people attended the initial event of removing the menorah on...

Kida The Great performs on stage at the URBANITE Dance Showcase on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. This event is the first of many in-person gatherings the University plans to host for students since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

UI increases in-person events at Memorial Stadium

By Ali Abdullah, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

With the increase in total vaccinations and decrease in COVID-19 infections in Champaign County, the University has been able to host more in-person events at Memorial Stadium. Last Saturday, Memorial...

Members of the organization Black Students for Revolution pose for a photo. The organization recently called out the University on their silence regarding police shootings.

Black Students for Revolution call out UI silence toward police shootings

By Brendyn Jones, Assistant on-air editor May 3, 2021

In the wake of recent police shootings, the local Black Students for Revolution organization issued a statement to the University about its silence. Specifically, the organization called into question...

Junior Tyeese Braslavsky is a student in LAS that works as a Student Senator at Illinois. Braslavsky and other members of the council proposed a general education requirement to add three more credit hours for undergraduate students.

Students propose sustainability general education requirement

By Vivian La, Assistant Daytime News Editor May 3, 2021

Student senators are seeking University Senate approval for a proposal to add a three-hour sustainability general education requirement for undergraduate students. Student senators said they want to ensure...

A row of bikes is lined up inside the Campus Bike Center on April 6. The University Facilities and Services teamed up with Champaign County Bikes to host a bicycle census on Wednesday.

UI hosts annual bicycle census

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

University Facilities and Services and Champaign County Bikes hosted a bicycle census on Wednesday, where volunteers walked around campus and collected data on the bicycles present during peak hours. Using...

Graduate students call on UI to readmit dismissed student

Graduate students call on UI to readmit dismissed student

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, News Editor April 25, 2021

Members of the Graduate Employees’ Organization convened a press conference Friday to demand the University change its COVID-19 testing noncompliance policy after a second graduate student was dismissed. Antonio...

Photos, candles, flowers and posters are placed on a bench in front of the Illini Union to honor the late Daunte Wright. The vigil was held by University students to honor victims of police brutality.

Daunte Wright vigil held to honor victims of police brutality

By Mona Alrazzaq, Assistant News Editor April 19, 2021

University students gathered on the Main Quad last Thursday to honor the life of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after he was...

Joe’s Brewery sits quietly on Wednesday afternoon with a letter board sign out front reading “Dads Welcome Moms Preferred.” Moms Weekend was held from April 9-11, which consisted of many organized virtual events.

Virtual events organized for Moms Weekend

By Ali Abdullah, Contributing Writer April 19, 2021

Last week the University hosted Moms Weekend during a pandemic. The activities this year looked very different because of COVID-19, with the in-person activities being replaced with virtual events. “Typically...

The illustration for the Senior Dance Concert promotional poster is shown above. The virtual concert will take place this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Senior dance students to perform in virtual concert

By Thomas DeMouy, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

The stage is set for the final 2021 dance concert of University seniors with the department of dance. The final concert for the class of 2021 is set to hit the stage in two parts on Friday, April 30,...

Candidates reflect on spring campus election

Candidates reflect on spring campus election

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

After a month of unconventional campaigning because of the pandemic, the certified results for the campus student elections this spring were finally released on Monday by the Campus Student Election Commission. According...

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