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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 ...

Student government addresses budget crisis

Student government addresses budget crisis

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

Student government leaders are trying to give students a voice about the current state budget crisis. In light of recent efforts by student leaders from universities across the state, Evan Williamson, from the University Alumni Association, gave a brief speech at the Illinois Student Government meet...

Across the state, student body presidents compel legislature to end budget impasse

Across the state, student body presidents compel legislature to end budget impasse

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
February 13
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

Frustrated student body presidents from schools around the state took matters into their own hands when they posted a letter for the Illinois General Assembly on Facebook Friday.  The letter was specifically directed at Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President John Cullert...

Campaign season begins for Illinois Student Government

Campaign season begins for Illinois Student Government

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

Spring turnover is quickly approaching for University student government organizations, and as potential candidates start filing paperwork, the recently enacted student government constitution is changing up campaign methods. Previously, the Illinois Student Senate president was elected by the senators. But w...

Chancellor Jones commends efforts of student government

Chancellor Jones commends efforts of student government

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
February 2
Filed under ISS, News, Top Stories

Chancellor Jones greeted the Illinois Student Government during Wednesday’s weekly meeting with warm words and an eagerness to hear their questions. “Thank you for the opportunity to be here,” he said. “I’m deeply honored.” The government invited Jones to create what is hopefully going to be a long, diplom...

Student government nominates treasurers, elects committee chairs

Student government nominates treasurers, elects committee chairs

Gillian Dunlop, Staff writer
January 25
Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Top Stories

As a requirement of the new constitution, the Illinois Student Government nominated a few senators Wednesday for the positions of treasurer and Champaign City Council liaison. The treasurer serves as the chief financial officer for the government. The nominees were Tommy Justison, sophomore in ACE...

Student government elects first Speaker of the Senate

Student government elects first Speaker of the Senate

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
January 23
Filed under ISS, News, Top Stories

Sam LeRoy, a junior in Business,  is serving as the first ever speaker of the senate for the new Illinois Student Government. As stipulated in the newly passed constitution, a speaker of the senate was created as a way to help establish a division of labor within the government. “What we have...

Executives prepare for first student government meeting

Executives prepare for first student government meeting

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
January 18
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

With the implementation of the new constitution, the Illinois Student Senate is now the Illinois Student Government. The executives are the same, but they are now preparing for their first meeting with new responsibilities. “It’s going to be different and a little confusing as we transition,” said...

Student Senate implements new constitution

Student Senate implements new constitution

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
December 12
Filed under ISS, News, Opinions, Semester-in-Review

From approving Indigenous People’s Day to the advocating for sexual assault awareness, the Illinois Student Senate made some big changes this semester. Perhaps one of the biggest changes the senate will enact next semester is the implementation of its new constitution. “The (new) constituti...

University RSO funding differs from other Big Ten schools

University RSO funding differs from other Big Ten schools

Adam Kaz, Staff Writer
December 5
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, ISS, News, Showcase

Most Big Ten universities give their student government the task of allocating RSO funds collected from the student body. But at the University, a separate entity is in charge of assigning the tens of thousands of dollars every year. The Student Organization Resource Fee, or SORF, Board is given th...

Student senate discusses recommending IPAC agreement

Student senate discusses recommending IPAC agreement

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
December 1
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Senate discussed the potential recommendation of the Investment, Performance and Accountability Commitment, which was approved by the Board of Trustees earlier in November, among other things at its meeting Wednesday night.   The agreement, also known as IPAC, was presented by UI President...

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