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University offers online counseling to students

University offers online counseling to students

By Diana Anghel, Assistant News Editor

April 2, 2020

On March 16, the University Counseling Center announced it will immediately switch to a phone triage system until online counseling is launched. Students that are under the University’s United Healthcare can now access online counseling through third-party counseling services. Those that do not h...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 31

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 31

By Salem Isaf, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 1, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Reckless discharge of a firearm was reported at the corner of Coler Avenue and Fairview Avenue after midnight on Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender shot a firearm in the victim’s direction, striking the victim...

Student workers lack certainty on jobs, payment

Student workers lack certainty on jobs, payment

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Many University student workers feel uncertain about the future of their employment and compensation.  Following the closure of a majority of University facilities due to COVID-19, many students have been temporarily left without a job.  Despite this loss of income, student workers may still hav...

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. Numbers in parentheses mark increases...

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....

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