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Campus Student Election Commission facing scrutiny

Campus Student Election Commission facing scrutiny

Gillian Dunlop, Assistant News Editor
March 27
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Campus Student Election Commission has come under some scrutiny this past campus student election cycle. The results of the election were delayed and there was controversy surrounding student trustee candidate, Trayshawn Mitchell. Mitchell, who was taken off the election ballot after not submit...

Student body president expected to veto resolution

Student body president expected to veto resolution

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 21
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

Illinois Student Government's annual It's On Us week of action against sexual assault was vetoed by Ron Lewis, student body president, despite being passed during the government meeting.  As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Week of Action, April 3-9, is a series of workshops and discussions ...

Divestment rejected, unofficial election results show increased voter turnout

Divestment rejected, unofficial election results show increased voter turnout

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
March 13
Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Showcase

Unofficial election results predict Raneem Shamseldin, junior in Business, will be the next student body president. Shamseldin and her running mate, Joe Domanski, received 2,638 votes, while Bobby Knier, junior in LAS, and his running mate, Laura Saldivar, received 1,992 votes. “Raneem is defini...

Student trustee candidate left off ballot due to unresolved technical issues

Student trustee candidate left off ballot due to unresolved technical issues

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under Administration, Campus, ISS, News

Some students noticed trustee candidate Trayshawn Mitchell was left off the student election ballot this morning, causing confusion. Mitchell said that the Campus Student Election Commission contacted all of the trustee candidates last weekend about submitting their documentation by 8 a.m. on March 6. ...

Voting for student leadership, campus referendums begins Wednesday

Voting for student leadership, campus referendums begins Wednesday

Samantha Jones Toal, Assistant News Editor
March 7
Filed under Administration, Campus, ISS, News, Showcase

From March 8 to March 9, students can vote online to choose their desired candidate for student body president, student trustee, student organization resource fee board, and campus senate and student government representatives for each college. A campus-wide referendum will also include voting on...

Illinois Student Government candidates debate campus issues

Illinois Student Government candidates debate campus issues

Claire Hettinger, News Editor
March 6
Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Top Stories

9 p.m. Fifth question: student government relations. What do you believe is the relationship between the Illinois Student Government and the students? How can it be improved? And for the two of you who are currently in student government, why hasn’t it been improved yet? Bobby Knier admitted tha...

Meet the three candidates for Illinois Student Government president

Meet the three candidates for Illinois Student Government president

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
March 6
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, ISS, News, Top Stories

Candidate: Raneem Shamseldin, junior in Business Running mate: Joey Domanski, junior in LAS The student body presidential race is coming to a close. Candidate Raneem Shamseldin has spent the last month spreading her message of “accountability, safety and unity.” Shamseldin, who currently ser...

Illini Republicans new logo continues debate over the Chief likeness

Illini Republicans new logo continues debate over the Chief likeness

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
March 6
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, ISS, News

Illini Republicans are drawing criticism for a change to the organization’s logo, which is part of the continued debate over the use of Chief Illiniwek’s likeness. The image portrays an elephant combined with features of Chief Illiniwek, the University’s mascot that was retired in 2007 after th...

MTD will reroute buses as part of ongoing Green St construction

MTD will reroute buses as part of ongoing Green St construction

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

Construction on Green Street, Armory Avenue, White Street and Wright Street will force Champaign-Urbana MTD buses to implement alternative routes, Karl Gnadt CUMTD director said at the Illinois Student Government meeting Wednesday. The project is funded in part by a $15 million grant given to MT...

The evolution of UI student government

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
February 27
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

Student government at the University has taken many forms since 1870 with the founding of the Illinois Industrial University College government. The University began to admit women three years after its founding. Although it is uncertain if there was any discrimination against women joining student g...

Student government proposes culturally inclusive town hall meetings

Student government proposes culturally inclusive town hall meetings

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Administration, Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Government continues its pursuit to increase diversity and inclusion. So far this year, they’ve passed resolutions focusing on indigenous people, diversity training and issues of the student body. A town hall meeting was proposed as a way to encourage diversity. The meeting...

Student struck by MTD bus sustains non-life threatening injuries

Student struck by MTD bus sustains non-life threatening injuries

Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor
February 22
Filed under Campus, Crime, ISS, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

A University student was struck by a bus early Wednesday morning in the crosswalk at First Street and Gregory Street. Joshua Reed, a student in Business, was walking west on First Street when a bus turning south on First hit him at 1:30 a.m., said Pat Wade UIPD Spokesman. Reed was taken to Carle ...

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