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Quick Commentary: A year in review

Quick Commentary: A year in review

Courtney Boyer and Isabella Winkler
May 8, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

September A seemingly normal Saturday night turned upside down when shots rang out on Sept. 25. Students’ phones began to buzz with Illini Alerts, informing them of an active shooter on Green Street. In a frenzy, students texted friends, confirmed their safety and fielded calls from panicked loved...

University responds to investigation of sex crime reporting

University responds to investigation of sex crime reporting

Jeff Christensen and Danielle Morrison
May 5, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Editor’s note: The University of Illinois submitted the following op-ed in response to stories by CU-CitizenAccess and The Daily Illini about sexual assault on campus. The Daily Illini is confident in the reporting on the issue. We will address the points made by the University in its letter in subsequ...

Letter to the Editor: There should be more transparency in sexual assaults that occur at fraternity houses

Letter to the Editor: There should be more transparency in sexual assaults that occur at fraternity houses

Jacquelyn Banks
May 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

In response to "Frats live on despite UI punishments." The article leaves much room for inference and support of Alpha Chi Rho's reapplication and reinstatement. However, I think the narrative should shift itself to the problem the University is having with sexual assault in relation to Fraternity Affairs. The...

Appreciate campus memorabilia

Appreciate campus memorabilia

Saketh Vasamsetti, Columnist
May 4, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

This past weekend saw the reveal of the new “Quintessential Engineer” sculpture on campus, helping to re-amp respect for all of the women in engineering here at the University. Chicago sculptor Julie Rotblatt-Amrany is the creator of the statue. While it is a beautiful work of art, the statue...

Letter to the Editor: The University under represents deaf students

Letter to the Editor: The University under represents deaf students

Courtney Delaney
May 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Our University is a renowned institution when it comes to promoting disabled students and their success. However, recent research has shown that the University is significantly under representing the Deaf population of Illinois. Being a public university, it’s important that our school serves its state...

Letter to the Editor: Out with the old, in with the unnecessary

Letter to the Editor: Out with the old, in with the unnecessary

Joseph Grusy
May 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

For the entirety of the fall semester I have been commuting from Bloomington and parking in the lot by the Activities and Recreation Center. It wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that I noticed where the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) building was. I didn’t think much of...

Don’t let the stress of finals lead to bad decisions

Don’t let the stress of finals lead to bad decisions

Jamie Linton, Columnist
May 4, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Perhaps reading this column is a form of procrastination from the crippling anxiety your finals schedule is burdening you with.  If so, it’s important not to let dead week get you down. If you’re like the other tens of thousands of students at the University, as warm weather is approaching, so is ...

Editorial: Be more than a social media activist

Editorial: Be more than a social media activist

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
May 4, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

You can be more than an Instagram activist. In January, the Women’s March dominated many major cities within the U.S. and garnered a lot of media attention. It was an event that will go down in history as a strong point for female unity and protest. Donald Trump had just recently won the presi...

Letter to the Editor: The NCAA should help athletes with eating disorders

Letter to the Editor: The NCAA should help athletes with eating disorders

Danielle Lewis
May 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

When I think of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) I think of this huge organization that sees all and knows all. I assume that they have guidelines and practices for anything and everything that could be related to sports. I figure that they have everything in place to make sure an...

Letter to the Editor: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services should better their services

Letter to the Editor: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services should better their services

Katelyn Kroeter and Breyeh Calhoun
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

We are writing to express our concern for youth who are placed in the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services' custody and are placed in a mental health residential treatment center beyond the completion of their treatment, due to a lack of approved department placement options and efforts...

More government support needed to combat homelessness

More government support needed to combat homelessness

Minju Park, Columnist
May 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

On any given day, Americans walk past individuals on the sidewalk holding cardboard signs written in black marker. They crouch with tin cans or cupped hands, waiting for passersby to drop their spare change left over from buying a macchiato at the Starbucks down the street. Americans are exposed ...

Students should appreciate impact of graduating class

Students should appreciate impact of graduating class

Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist
May 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

It was a few weeks into my freshman year the first time an upperclassman made an effort to talk to me about something besides, “Hey, what’s your name, and what are you studying?” While attending an event for an RSO I was starting to get more involved in, we stayed up late talking about life...

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