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AP: Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter.

BBC: Xinjiang: China defends ‘education’ camps

China has defended its controversial policies in the Xinjiang region, just days after the US government announced import restrictions on products coming...

BBC: Canada Tesla driver charged over ‘napping while speeding’

A Canadian man has been charged with dangerous driving for allegedly taking a nap while his self-driving Tesla car clocked up more...

AP: US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack...

CNN: Bus passenger uses live snake as a face mask

Transportation officials in the UK have warned commuters not to use live snakes as face coverings, after a bus passenger was spotted with...

VOA: US Charges 5 Chinese Hackers, 2 Malaysian Businessmen in Global Computer Intrusion Campaign

U.S prosecutors announced charges on Wednesday against five suspected Chinese hackers and two Malaysian businessmen in connection with cyber-attacks on more than...

AP: Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding along the Gulf Coast

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165) winds and rain measured in...

BBC: Coronavirus: Trump denies downplaying severity of virus

US President Donald Trump has denied downplaying the seriousness of Covid-19, despite admitting in a recorded interview to having done that.

AP: CU students urged to quarantine for 2 weeks amid COVID spike

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — All students at the University of Colorado’s main campus are being told by local health authorities to self-quarantine...

Reuters: As some U.S. college students party, others blow the whistle

At the University of Missouri, one senior is posting photos and videos on a “University of Misery” Twitter account that shows students...

Reuters: Big Ten to start its college football season next month

U.S. President Donald Trump, who had repeatedly pressured the conference to play this fall, hailed the move in a separate post on...

AP: Primate monkeys around with student’s phone, takes selfies

A Malaysian student whose cellphone was stolen while he was sleeping has tracked down the culprit: a monkey who took photo...

Anouncement

[Champagin] C-U PRIDEFEST Sep. 25-27

Pride Fest is going virtual! Stay apart but rise united with LGBTQ+ community. Uniting Pride of Champaign County will be offering a full schedule...

COV-Course: A Free, Non-credit Course Open to Illinois Alumni

A new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign course, COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic, will offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of...

Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s 2020 enrollment is 52,331, surpassing last year’s record of 51,196, a status administration officials...

[Urbana] Take a Child Outside Week September 18 – 27

National Take a Child Outside Week begins September 18. The week encourages adults to take their children outside to explore and discover...