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University changes facilities, service employees’ shifts due to pandemic

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

August 6, 2020

Facilities and service employees at the University will have their work shifts changed for the upcoming fall semester in order to adapt to the pandemic. “Increasing custodial activity in high-usage spaces has been prioritized throughout the pandemic and is a major aspect of F&S’s continuin...

Krannert Art Museum to re-open mid-August

A well kept secret at Illinois is the Krannert Art Museum, located at 500 E. Peabody Drive.

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

August 4, 2020

Krannert Art Museum is prepared to open to the public at 10 a.m. on Aug. 19 with new safety measures in order to follow basic health precautions. The exhibitions will have added hand sanitizer stations, mask requirements, and a new timed online reservation system in order to abide by social distan...

The Daily Illini police blotter for August 3

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

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

August 4, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report.  University Nothing to report. Urbana Battery was reported on the 100 block of West Park Street around 2:19 a.m. on Saturday. According to the report, the victim claimed she was battered by a male offender, while he claimed he was holding her to prevent harm being ...

University Announces New Testing Standards, Fall Semester Plans

Chancellor Robert Jones submits his COVID-19 test on July 2 at a campus testing facility.

By JJ Kim, Editor-in-Chief

August 3, 2020

The University released a Massmail with more information regarding student and faculty safety early Monday morning. The University will require on-campus testing for all faculty, staff and students who have a need to be on campus at any time.  All students, faculty and staff who participate in any on-campus...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 31

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

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

August 1, 2020

Champaign Theft over $500 was reported on the 600 block of block of Town Center Boulevard around 2:40 p.m. on Thursday. According to the report, there was an internal theft at the local Menards. The suspect who was on the scene at the time the officers arrived, was issued a state notice to appear. ...

University creates student Wellness Ambassador program

The exterior of McKinley Health Center located on 1109 S Lincoln Ave on Feb. 8.

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

July 31, 2020

The University is starting a new program this fall in which students can apply to help promote the education of COVID-19 health resources on campus.  Wellness Ambassadors will be stationed around popular areas within campus such as the Main Quad. They will be handing out materials which have preven...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 29

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

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 29, 2020

Champaign Motor vehicle theft was reported on the 400 block of East Church Street around 12:05 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, the victim reported her vehicle as stolen. CCSO later found the same vehicle burned in county jurisdiction.  Residential burglary was reported on the 2000 block of Morel...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 27

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

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 28, 2020

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 2000 block of Moreland Boulevard around 7:46 a.m. on Sunday. According to the report, there was criminal damage to a vehicle at the location. There is no information on the suspect. Aggravated discharge of a firearm was reported on the 2500 b...

University creates Call to Action to address racism, social injustice

Chancellor Jones delivers the State of the University Address on Jan. 24.

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

July 27, 2020

The University will be introducing a series of actions, investments, programs and policy reform efforts in a new Call to Action to address systemic racism and racial disparity.  “It is time to focus the vast and unmatched intellectual and scholarly talent of this 21st century land-grant university on fin...

ICE rescinded policy that restricted international students from online classes in the U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters with Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020 in Washington, DC.

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

July 27, 2020

On July 14 the Trump administration rescinded their policy from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that would require international students to leave the country if their classes were held online. This came as a relief for international students who were worried about their immigration st...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 24

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

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

July 24, 2020

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1200 block of Providence Circle around 6:09 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, a window was broken out at the victim’s apartment.  Motor vehicle theft was reported on the 1000 block of Pomona Drive around 7:48 a.m. on Wednesday. Ac...

Students call for Beckwith Residential Support Services to reopen

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

July 24, 2020

On July 7 the University announced that Beckwith Residential Support Services would remain closed for the Fall 2020 semester due to staff storage.  “They said that they only had 30% of the staff required to come and run the program successfully which is why they shut down. But because of the C...

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