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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...

Editorial | Accountability must follow Capitol siege

Editorial | Accountability must follow Capitol siege

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board January 14, 2021

It is difficult to overstate the horrific nature witnessed by the nation last Wednesday, Jan. 6., when the seat of democracy, the United States Capitol building itself, was penetrated by an angry mob. Five...

Editorial | Grade policy changes help relieve burnout

Editorial | Grade policy changes help relieve burnout

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board December 3, 2020

Most students and faculty entered the semester cautiously optimistic. Online classes last semester were objectively lacking compared to the live experience. Although students braced for a less than ideal...

Editorial | Demonstrate gratitude by avoiding family gatherings

Editorial | Demonstrate gratitude by avoiding family gatherings

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board November 19, 2020

As backward as it may seem, the best way to demonstrate how thankful you are for your loved ones this year is to stay away from them. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has upended every aspect of our lives, and...

Editorial | Election results incense bittersweetness

Editorial | Election results incense bittersweetness

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board November 12, 2020

After a dramatic and stressful week awaiting election results, the final outcome was bittersweet to many liberals.  As CNN contributor Van Jones stated, “The Democratic political victory might still...

Editorial | UI administration must aid RSOs

Editorial | UI administration must aid RSOs

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board November 5, 2020

Just as a government provides stimulus aid to struggling businesses in times of depression, the campus administration must offer continual advice and aid to RSOs continuing to struggle in a socially distanced,...

Editorial | Election night expectations must change

Editorial | Election night expectations must change

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board October 29, 2020

Although the final vote tallies and certification of election results never take place on election night itself, political analysts have long been able to predict — based on statistical probability —...

Editorial | Prepare for an unconventional holiday season

Editorial | Prepare for an unconventional holiday season

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board October 22, 2020

On New Year’s Day, 2020, people had so much hope and excitement for the new decade. One photo, widely circulated, illustrated all the holidays falling perfectly on weekends. It just so happened 2020...

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