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A group of University of Illinois freshman sit in a circle during the Welcome Celebration in Lot 31 after the New Student Convocation on  Aug. 20. The University reported on Wednesday  that the 2021-22 freshmen class is the largest class to be enrolled.

UI reports largest freshman class in school history

By George Phelan, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

The University reported Wednesday their largest freshman enrollment numbers ever from the 2021-22 academic year.  The class of 2025 is made up of 8,303 freshmen, making it the largest class in University...

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 8

By The Daily Illini Staff Report September 9, 2021

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Reckless discharge of a firearm was reported at the intersection of Silver and Vawter streets around 10 p.m. on Monday. According...

The Pfizer vaccine is shown in a tiny bottle. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been granted full approval from the FDA.

FDA grants full approval for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

By Alex Chang, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

The FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer-BionNTech vaccine for individuals 16 and over on Aug. 30, following almost nine months of approval under Emergency Use Authorization. The Pfizer vaccine has...

The University of Illinois shares a timeline of the transition from Compass2g to Canvas. The University of Illinois will retire Compass2g on June 1 in order to have Canvas be the main content supplier for classes.

University continues transition from Compass 2g to Canvas

By Sophie Casaburi, Staff Writer September 8, 2021

This summer, the University continued with migrating classes from Compass 2g to Canvas.  Canvas training was provided for faculty through optional weekly online sessions, office hours and self-paced...

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 7

By The Daily Illini Staff Report September 8, 2021

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana An arrest was made on the charges of possession of a controlled substance and residential burglary on the 800 block of West Green...

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 6

By The Daily Illini Staff Report September 7, 2021

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana An arrest was made on the charges of having no Firearm Owners Identification card and criminal damage to property in the 400 block...

Bird's-eye view of a COVID-19 testing center in Florida. The Delta variant and how to prevent is discussed.

Students show concern regarding Delta variant spread

By Mona Alrazzaq, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2021

After two weeks on campus, many students and faculty members are showing concern regarding the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.  This school year has noticeably less restrictions than last school...

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 3

By The Daily Illini Staff Report September 6, 2021

Champaign Nothing to report. University Theft of motor vehicle parts was reported at University parking lot F-23 at 1101 W. Florida Avenue, Urbana on Wednesday. According to the report, a catalytic...

Many completed rapid COVID-19 saliva tests sit inside of a holding box at the ARC testing center on Feb. 1. Over 1,300 Illinois K-12 schools in 260 districts have signed up for SHIELD Testing after being funded through the CARES act.

Over 1,300 Illinois K-12 schools sign up for SHIELD Testing

By George Phelan, Staff Writer September 6, 2021

As the Delta variant continues to threaten the closure of schools, many Illinois K-12 schools are utilizing the University-developed SHIELD test in order to protect the safety of their students.  Over...

A protestor speaks in front of a group of people standing in solidarity against racism at the Black August protest on Aug. 28 outside the Sheriffs office in Champaign. The Party for Socialism and Liberation have been protesting the removal of the eviction moratorium.

Champaign community protests strike down of eviction moratorium

By Aliza Majid, Assistant News Editor September 6, 2021

The Black August protest took place on Aug. 28 outside the Sheriff’s office hosted by the Party for Socialism and Liberation to protest the removal of the eviction moratorium. The rally took place...

University students gather at the Main Quad on Sept. 1 to recreate the viral social media trend:

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...

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