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UI expects UK COVID-19 variant to enter campus community

Pharmacist Katie Lampman fills doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the I-Hotel on Jan. 12.
January 21, 2021

Over the last few months, vaccines have completed phase three of trials, and over 30.6 million doses have been distributed across the U.S.. However, just a few weeks ago, it was reported that new variants...

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...

Local officials continue winter clothing drive tradition despite pandemic

Local officials continue winter clothing drive tradition despite pandemic
January 14, 2021

As the spectre of COVID-19 looms into the winter, community officials and organizations are offering free winter clothing across the C-U area as well as additional services and support. Mike Ingram,...

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 to begin for Champaign County residents 75, older

Shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrive at Carle Foundation Hospital on Dec. 16. Some Champaign County residents 75 and older will receive COVID-19 vaccines this week.
January 11, 2021

Starting next week, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations for Champaign County residents who are 75 or older. During a press conference on Friday,...

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...

CU hospitals receive county’s first COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Uretz Oliphant, a trauma surgeon, receives Carle Foundation Hospital's first COVID-19 vaccination. Oliphant, who has operated on COVID-19 patients, was inoculated the morning of Thursday, Dec. 17.
December 18, 2020

Hundreds of doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine have arrived in Champaign County, and they're going to hospital staff who work with COVID-19 patients. On Wednesday, 400 doses went to Carle...

University COVID-19 test still awaits FDA emergency use authorization

A UC San Diego vaccine test site in Chula Vista, California on Nov. 17, 2020 is pictured above. On Thursday, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee meets to consider emergency approval of a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
December 11, 2020

From the beginning of this semester, the University’s saliva test, also known as SHIELD, proves to be both rapid and highly accurate. Nonetheless, before the Food and Drug Administration gives the University...

University Housing launches new food initiative, free food for campus community

University Housing launches new food initiative, free food for campus community
December 9, 2020

University Housing has expanded a food initiative program called “Everybody Eats,” now allowing members of the campus community to eat for free at some dining hall locations. The initiative is based...

UI releases new plan for relationship with Indigenous peoples

A student protester sits in on the Illinois Student Government meeting in the Illini Union Pine Room on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Chief Illiniwek made an appearance in the Homecoming Parade that year, so Illinois Student Government boycotted the parade in support of Native American students.
December 5, 2020

On Friday, the University announced a new plan that it intends to implement regarding the institution’s relationship with Native and Indigenous peoples in the U.S. Among the changes announced, the...

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...

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