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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...

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...

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...

Letter to the Editor: Having a penguin at a bar was wrong

Letter to the Editor: Having a penguin at a bar was wrong

May 1, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

When I heard about Blueberry, the penguin who would be visiting KAM'S for "penguin happy hour" in order to raise awareness about penguin conservation, I knew something was up. I decided to visit the event to see if this was an actual penguin and see how "Wave Foundation," the aquarium that owns Blueberry,...

Letter to the Editor: National budget crisis contributes to mental health problems

Letter to the Editor: National budget crisis contributes to mental health problems

Nicole E. Anderson
May 1, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

During my graduate studies this year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, my research efforts were focused on how we serve and intervene with adolescents in schools and the juvenile justice system. To date, I have found that disproportionate minority contact is nationally prevalent;...

Letter to the Editor: Why you should vote for Emily Tuttle for Student Trustee

Letter to the Editor: Why you should vote for Emily Tuttle for Student Trustee

Laura Saldivar and Alex Villanueva
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Being an Illini is more than wearing our favorite colors orange and blue. It is a sense of engagement, pride and excellence in building a strong foundation for the future. Emily Tuttle, junior in management and political science, is the experienced Student Trustee candidate we want and deserve. Her...

Letter to the Editor: Veteran’s Choice bill is long overdue

Letter to the Editor: Veteran’s Choice bill is long overdue

Eric Batsie
April 22, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

A new solution to solve the Veteran’s Affairs problems. Yesterday, President Trump signed into law the "Veteran’s Choice Program Improvement Act.” The bill is designed to extend and improve the existing veteran’s choice program, in order to allow more veterans to see a doctor of their choice...

Letter to the Editor: Alcohol related holidays like Unofficial should not be celebrated

Letter to the Editor: Alcohol related holidays like Unofficial should not be celebrated

Kathryn L. Wright
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

I must take issue with the editorial column of early March 2017, in which the editor stated that Unofficial is a day that "brings out the best in people" and "is a day of glee and optimism". A number of University students and possible outsiders have paid with their lives for this most hideous of holi...

Letter to the Editor: Extreme partisanship in politics is escalating

Letter to the Editor: Extreme partisanship in politics is escalating

Alex Goodlad
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

In case you haven't heard, the Republican-led Congress filled the Supreme Court's open seat with Neil Gorsuch in a 52-48 party line Senate vote, which worked as a result of invoking the "nuclear option." One could tell that the Democrats in Congress were not satisfied from their initiative to filibuster...

Letter to the Editor: Lasting effects of Illinois budget crisis

Letter to the Editor: Lasting effects of Illinois budget crisis

Kristi Pashia
April 17, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

The budget crisis in this state will result in social and economic consequences that will last well after Governor Rauner leaves office. Last month, Wells Center, the only drug treatment center in Jacksonville, Illinois, closed down due to a lack of state funding. While the opioid epidemic is showing...

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