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  • What’s the recovery rate for COVID-19 in Illinois? It’s complicated

    Chicago Tribune (May 27) Six weeks ago, the people being tested were very sick people due to the low availability of testing, says U. of I. professor Nigel Goldenfeld. With more testing, the calculated recovery rate should increase. 

  • Feliz, Biondi receive Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

    The Big Ten announced on Wednesday that Illinois' Andres Feliz (basketball) and Nicole Biondi (gymnastics) were named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2019-20 academic year. 

  • Champaign County businesses pledge to keep community safe, healthy

    View the list of local businesses committed to safety, well-being of employees, customers. Thank you for signing the Champaign County Safe Pledge!

  • America’s small businesses are in crisis. Their survival is key to reviving economy

    Barron's (May 23) A team of economists led by U of I's Alexander Bartik found that, as of early April, 43% of small businesses were temporarily closed, and 38% said they were unlikely/somewhat likely to survive and reopen.

  • Illinois Athletics plans for safe return of student-athletes to campus

    The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is preparing to return groups of student-athletes to campus for voluntary summer training, with staggered arrivals beginning as early as June 3.

  • Estimated 100,000 U.S. small businesses shut down since pandemic declared

    The Guardian (May 21) Illinois, Harvard, University of Chicago researchers say many of the small businesses they surveyed were already 'financially fragile.'

  • Three Illini named to Men's Tennis All Big Ten teams

    Senior Aleks Kovacevic, junior Alex Brown, and sophomore Siphosothando Montsi have been named to the Men's Tennis All-Big Ten teams.

  • Kawai, Rabinowitz named to All-Big Ten team

    Illinois women's tennis juniors Asuka Kawai and Mia Rabinowitz were named to the 和彩彩票 All-Big Ten Team, as announced by the conference office Wednesday, May 20.

  • Why design thinking is essential when the world turns upside down

    Medium (May 11) Rachel Switzky, director of Illinois' Siebel Center for Design, writes about the cross-disciplinary creativity that resulted in the RapidVent low-cost emergency ventilator. 

  • Researchers use supercomputers to predict COVID-19 spread

    The Register-Guard (May 15) 'Supercomputing is being used to gain insight into how diseases function and to identify possible therapies,, says Bill Gropp, director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at U of I.

  • Fed warns of multiyear recession without more pandemic aid

    Washington Post (May 13) Retail, food services particularly susceptible to permanent closure, says U of I economist Alex Bartik who tracks small business closures from the pandemic. 

  • Paradise, Edwards earn Big Ten Medals of Honor

    The Big Ten Medal of Honor is awarded annually to one male and one female student-athlete from the graduating class of each institution for excellence on and off the field throughout their college career. 

  • Quade, Dosunmu named Dike Eddleman Athletes of the Year

    As Fighting Illini Athletes of the Year, Dosunmu and Quade become Illinois' nominees for Big Ten Athlete of the Year honors, which will be announced later this spring.

  • Tech company Belkin to build U of I's RapdiVent emergency ventilators

    USA Today (May 12) Illinois' Grainger College of Engineering had the design, and Belkin also consulted with Carle Health of Urbana, Illinois, for what's being called the FlexVent. 

  • Takekawa, Cockburn named Illinois Freshmen of the Year

    Mia Takekawa (gymnastics) and Kofi Cockburn (basketball) have been named winners of the annual award, presented to the top male and female freshman competing for the Fighting Illini.

  • Illinois coronavirus deaths peak - but it’s more like a plateau

    Chicago Sun-Times (May 11) The death range will remain between 50 and 150 a day into June according to models from both the University of Chicago and the U. of I. 

  • Edwards, Feliz, Brown win Fighting Illini Spirit Awards

    Taylor Edwards (women's basketball), Andres Feliz(men's basketball), and Dre Brown (football) are winners of the 和彩彩票 Fighting Illini Spirit Awards for best exemplifying spirit, courage, effort and dedication.