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Editorial | University requires definition regarding “new normal”

Editorial | University requires definition regarding “new normal”

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board April 8, 2021

As fall approaches, and the COVID-19 pandemic slowly but bitterly recedes, the University’s general silence on the 2021-2022 academic year becomes deafening. Despite a recent update from leadership...

Editorial | Local government cures national woes

Editorial | Local government cures national woes

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board April 1, 2021

America’s prolonged political conversation alarmingly excludes local government. As local election season launches, all must recognize the immediate efficiency local government provides for their constituencies. Unlike...

Editorial | America's gross negligence persecutes Asian Americans

Editorial | America’s gross negligence persecutes Asian Americans

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board March 25, 2021

Long perpetuated, yet seldom discussed, America’s bitter treatment of Asian Americans is tragically not a contemporary phenomenon. With Asian hate crimes rising, this American deficiency has only now...

Editorial | Equal Rights Amendment galvanizes more perfect union

Editorial | Equal Rights Amendment galvanizes more perfect union

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board March 18, 2021

The glass ceiling has surely cracked nowadays, yet an absolute shatter remains prolonged with crucial codification for women being delayed. Despite a momentous year for improved societal representation...

The DI joins College Media Madness fundraiser

The DI joins College Media Madness fundraiser

By Diana Anghel, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2021

The Daily Illini has joined a nationwide fundraising competition, College Media Madness. This supports student-run newsrooms and publications by creating a contest among 25 schools to see which school...

Editorial | American education critically undervalues language curriculum

Editorial | American education critically undervalues language curriculum

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board March 11, 2021

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only an abysmal 20% of Americans testify that they can speak more than one language. Similar data from Europe places multilingual rates in Europe at 56%, which is much closer...

Editorial | Enjoy Unofficial with considerations to pandemic

Editorial | Enjoy Unofficial with considerations to pandemic

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board March 4, 2021

Until the return to post-pandemic normalcy, everyone will simply seek refuge in familiar comforts and traditions to satiate the thirst for routine.  For Illini, this means the celebration of Unofficial....

Editorial | Ivor Chen case illustrates messy disciplinary measures

Editorial | Ivor Chen case illustrates messy disciplinary measures

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board February 25, 2021

A dismissal case from the University of Ivor Chen, an international doctoral student entered the spotlight on campus as students petitioned against his dismissal.  Chen lived in the Champaign-Urbana...

Editorial | Black History Month carries important, underrepresented legacy

Editorial | Black History Month carries important, underrepresented legacy

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board February 18, 2021

For those unaware, February has been officially designated as Black History Month since 1976. With so much of American history education tainted by a heavy-handed desire to reflect “American exceptionalism,”...

Editorial | Valentine’s Day elucidates difficulty of COVID dating

Editorial | Valentine’s Day elucidates difficulty of COVID dating

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board February 11, 2021

For most, Valentine’s Day either represents a celebration of love with a partner or soul searching veiled by a swift attempt to secure a date for the big day. But in the midst of a pandemic which has...

Editorial | UI Admin fairly enacts new COVID measures

Editorial | UI Admin fairly enacts new COVID measures

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board February 4, 2021

The only hope of a swift return to normalcy is compliance with University guidelines, not defiance. For all the money the University invested into its testing apparatus, the rise in cases on campus last...

Editorial | Vaccinations do not constitute immortality

Editorial | Vaccinations do not constitute immortality

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board January 28, 2021

As the spring semester begins, students are more anxious than ever for a return to normalcy. For many, vaccines appear to be the catalyst. However, it is worth remembering that a vaccine is not a free...

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