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The Daily Illini police blotter for March 30

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 30

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 31, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report.  Urbana A theft of more than $500 was reported on the 1100 block of West Anthony Drive at around 6:17 a.m. on Monday. According to the report, the unknown offender stole ten copper wire reels from the back of an Ameren Illinois truck. ...

University revises academic policy for remainder of semester

University revises academic policy for remainder of semester

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

On March 16, the University suspended all in-person classes for the rest of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students have been calling for grading scale changes after the academic alteration. The transition has been difficult for many students, and because of the overwhelming stre...

Students call for cancellation of spring semester

Students call for cancellation of spring semester

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Dozens of University students and RSOs endorsed a letter addressed to the University administration. The letter calls for adjustments to the remainder of the semester due to problems that many low-income students face.  Specifically, the letter calls for canceling the remainder of the spring semester, g...

Grainger, Carle Health design emergency ventilator

Grainger, Carle Health design emergency ventilator

By Diana Anghel, Assistant News Editor

March 30, 2020

After an intense week of work, a team from Grainger and Carle Health has developed a prototype for an emergency ventilator to aid in the national crisis of ventilator shortages. Due to the exponential growth of COVID-19 cases, U.S. hospitals are facing a detrimental shortage in ventilators, machi...

COVID-19 cases, closures and cancellations: a running list by The Daily Illini

COVID-19 cases, closures and cancellations: a running list by The Daily Illini

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

March 28, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, the United States surpassed China as the world leader in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Here's a rundown of nationwide, statewide and localized numbers for readers of The Daily Illini, along with virus-related closures, cancellations and postponements. Confirmed cases of coronav...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 27

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 27

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 28, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 1300 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, the unknown offender stole credit and debit cards, a driver’s license and money from the victim’s...

Education fund organization releases tips for student loans during coronavirus

Education fund organization releases tips for student loans during coronavirus

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

March 27, 2020

After President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion relief bill Friday afternoon, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund released a number of tips to help students navigate their student loans. The U.S. PIRG Education Fund is an independent group that works for consumers. The third stimulus package, which Congre...

Carle begins limited testing for the coronavirus

Carle begins limited testing for the coronavirus

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

March 27, 2020

Carle Foundation Hospital began providing limited on-site testing for the COVID-19 disease on Friday. Testing is limited to patients who have displayed some or all of the classic symptoms; fever, cough, shortness of breath and a sore throat. “What this means for patients is faster results –...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 26

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 26

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 27, 2020

Champaign Theft of a motor vehicle was reported on the 200 block of East Hill Street around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, the victim’s adult son stole her keys and took her gold Toyota Avalon. University Nothing to report. Urbana Nothing to report....

Kingfisher wins student vote, sparks debate

Kingfisher wins student vote, sparks debate

By Salem Isaf, Assistant Daytime News Editor

March 27, 2020

The belted kingfisher mascot proposal passed the student body by a vote of 4,222 to 3,597 on March 9. This is the most student support the campus has seen for a new mascot since early 2007, when Chief Illiniwek retired.  This vote is nonbinding, and students will have to wait to find out if the Universi...

Travel bans, restrictions restrain students’ break plans

Travel bans, restrictions restrain students’ break plans

By Diana Anghel, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

University students were forced to make a decision to drop or to continue their spring break plans as the coronavirus escalated. Many students decided to stick with their plans, while others decided it was best to stay home to avoid highly infected destinations.  Jack Casey, junior in Engineering, traveled ...

Illinois Student Government resolution calls for preferred names on student diplomas

Illinois Student Government resolution calls for preferred names on student diplomas

By Luis Velazquez, Assistant News Editor

March 26, 2020

On March 9 the Illinois Student Government passed a resolution that calls for the University to allow students to use their preferred names on their diplomas.  Aveline Bundang, senior in Engineering and contributing writer of the resolution, said the resolution was created because LGBTQ issues a...

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