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ISG department to make faculty sexual misconduct transparent

ISG department to make faculty sexual misconduct transparent

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

One of the campus groups wrestling with faculty sexual misconduct is a department in student government.  Illinois Student Government’s Sexual Assault Prevention Department is examining the 127-page final report released by the committee on faculty sexual misconduct. They want to find the most important of the report’s 64 recommendations and make its contents transparent for students.  Founded three years a...

University promoted to a silver bike-friendly university

University promoted to a silver bike-friendly university

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

The University was recently promoted to silver-level Bicycle-Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists for its MCORE project and bike share program. The BFU program evaluates universities in five areas: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement and evaluation or planning. Amelia ...

Students required to pay for online exam proctoring service

Students required to pay for online exam proctoring service

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

In the midst of midterms and exams, some students are facing an additional requirement: They have to pay a fee to take their exams.  ProctorU is an online proctoring service that requires students to pay a fee to take an exam online. The fee is based on the length of the exam, according to the Uni...

UIPD responds to Confederate flag incident

UIPD responds to Confederate flag incident

By Clare Budin, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 25, 2019

Chief of Police Craig Stone sent out a Massmail to students and faculty Friday regarding an incident and reports on Green Street Wednesday evening. According to witnesses who reported the incident Wednesday night, a young white male driving a late-model white Ford pickup truck decorated with the Confed...

Parkland College begins workforce equity training

Parkland College begins workforce equity training

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

October 25, 2019

Parkland College recently started a program that works to "provide free, short-term training to underserved populations in the college's district," according to a press release. The goal is to prepare residents to transition into careers in high demand that also pay family-sustaining wages. Fifteen co...

Krannert exhibit raises awareness of nuclear industry

Krannert exhibit raises awareness of nuclear industry

By Diana Anghel, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2019

The Krannert Art Museum opened the “Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape” exhibit on Thursday, taking on the role of bringing attention to the damage done by the nuclear industry on indigenous lands and posing questions of long-term plans for the future. First seen at the University at Buffa...

MTD announces plans for Illinois Terminal expansion

MTD announces plans for Illinois Terminal expansion

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is planning on expanding the Illinois Terminal to increase access by providing a more efficient service to connect both students and residents to educational buildings, as well as other necessary locations.  The Champaign City Council gathered at the Illinois Terminal ...

UI lacks plan for anti-Semitism training

UI lacks plan for anti-Semitism training

By Heather Robinson, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2019

In response to recent acts and expressions of anti-Semitism on campus, a Massmail was sent out on Oct. 9 stating the University will be instituting anti-Semitism training for University Housing staff, resident advisers and multicultural advocates. However, no specific curriculum or process is currently in pla...

Class prepares for disaster relief trip to Puerto Rico

Class prepares for disaster relief trip to Puerto Rico

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Luis Rodriguez, professor in ACES, was in the process of finalizing plans in fall 2017 for a study abroad tour course to bring students to Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria hit the island. Rodriguez, who is from Puerto Rico and has family living there, didn’t hear anything from the island for two weeks f...

Kingfisher design reignites mascot debate

Kingfisher design reignites mascot debate

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

A belted kingfisher is making the rounds as a potential mascot for the University. “These birds are orange and blue, literally, that’s perfect,” said designer Spencer Hulsey, senior in LAS. Growing up on a farm in Kinmundy, Illinois, Hulsey always loved birds, especially the kingfishers that hung...

Undocumented student ally training hopes to provide support

Undocumented student ally training hopes to provide support

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 23, 2019

La Casa will be organizing the Undocumented Student Ally Training with the Illinois Coalition Assisting Students’ Education and sponsored by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The training is aimed toward preparing faculty, staff and administrators with infor...

Champaign offers preventative training for hate crimes

Champaign offers preventative training for hate crimes

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 21, 2019

The Daily Illini Staff Report Due to the recent inclination of religious hate crimes, the Champaign-Urbana community has offered training on how to respond to and prevent hate crimes against places of worship. The training will be held on Thursday from 1-4:30 p.m. at Sinai Temple. The United States Dep...

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