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UI building monitors provide inconsistent presence

The entrance to the College of Education on Nov. 10, absent of a monitor.
November 26, 2020

To get into University of Illinois buildings, students and employees are supposed to show an app saying that they’ve had a recent, clean COVID-19 test.  Nearly a third of the time, however, there’s...

UI announces official CR/NC policy for fall

UI announces official CR/NC policy for fall
November 25, 2020

On Monday, the Office of the Provost announced via Massmail the University’s policies for credit/no credit this semester, following a resolution adopted by the University Senate in an emergency session...

UK professor presents plastic recycling tech to UI students, faculty

The RT7000, the plastic recycling technology built by Recycling Technologies, is located in Swindon, England.
November 23, 2020

Plastic littering and waste would cease to be a problem if there was a way to make plastic so valuable that people wouldn’t want to throw it on the ground.  However, according to one chemical engineering...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 20

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.
November 23, 2020

Champaign Residential burglary was reported on the 400 block of East Clark Street around 10;47 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, the unknown offender entered the victim’s unlocked apartment...

UI Senate votes for CR/NC option, extends drop deadline

A wide view of the main quad on August 21
November 21, 2020

The University Senate voted in an emergency session on Friday to approve a proposal giving students the option to take courses credit/no credit (CR/NC) and also decided to extend the deadline to drop a...

State of the University: Jones announces mental health task force, potential academic policy changes

State of the University: Jones announces mental health task force, potential academic policy changes
November 20, 2020

During Chancellor Robert J. Jones annual “State of the University” address on Thursday, Jones emphasized the unique challenges faced by the University over the past year and answered questions regarding...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 19

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.
November 20, 2020

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 600 block of Dogwood Drive around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, a paver was thrown through a window by an unknown offender,...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 18

November 19, 2020

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 600 block of Dogwood Drive around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender threw a paver through the victim’s window,...

Champaign County active COVID-19 cases triple in a week

Student John Keller checks into the COVID-19 testing site located at State Farm Center on Oct. 9. Twelve county residents have died from the virus in a two-week span.
November 19, 2020

After a backlog of tests was processed, Champaign County added more than 1,100 new COVID-19 cases to its total in the last two days. The active case count has tripled in a week — from 528 on Nov. 11...

Marching Illini finds new ways to support each other to maintain school spirit

Members of the Marching Illini stand in the end zone before the game against Minnesota at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 3, 2018. The Marching Illini recently performed during the 100th anniversary of the Altgeld bells.
November 19, 2020

The feel of the football season is certainly not the same without the fans cheering and the band playing. Instead, Memorial Stadium is packed with over 300 cardboard cutouts of Marching Illini performers,...

From tests to protests: UI’s COVID-19 semester in review

Illini football players Doug Kramer Jr., Owen Carney and Marquez Beason take a knee to honor those who have died at the hands of police during a Black Lives Matter protest on Aug 31. Hundreds of students and community members participated in local BLM protests this fall.
November 19, 2020

Despite an abbreviated in-person tenure, the University’s fall 2020 semester was anything but uneventful.  The advent of a cutting-edge saliva-based COVID-19 test by University faculty and students...

COVID-19 exposure threatens UI students’ Thanksgiving plans 

Junior Jessica Osemwengie deposits her completed COVID-19 test into the receptacle at the State Farm Center testing site on Oct. 9. Some students are unable to go home for Thanksgiving break due to having to quarantine.
November 19, 2020

As Thanksgiving break approaches, some students’ plans to return home for the holiday might be interrupted due to an unexpected need to quarantine.  Sarah Mendes, junior in LAS, was advised by the...

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