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I stand with Professor Jay Rosenstein

I stand with Professor Jay Rosenstein

By Maria Pavlou

March 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

I am writing in regards to the recent events surrounding Professor Jay Rosenstein.  I was Professor Jay's student my junior year of college, and in all honesty, his class was my favorite. Professor Jay is one of the most intelligent, caring and funny teachers I have had. He made sure to teach us to...

A man’s role in the wake of #MeToo movement

A man’s role in the wake of #MeToo movement

By Arjun Chopra

March 12, 2018


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In early September of last year, my friend was at a rush party for his fraternity on campus. At one point in the evening, a student, not affiliated with the fraternity, made unwanted sexual advances on an intoxicated young woman. Upon noticing this, the brothers of the fraternity quickly threw him ...

Another acrimonious debate about Israel?

Another acrimonious debate about Israel?

By Cary Nelson

March 8, 2018


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Last month, student senators listened attentively to two hours of public comment from University students and faculty. The topic: Should there be yet another referendum on this spring's ballot about whether the University should divest from companies doing business in Israel? That issue was widely debated...

Letter to the Editor | Divestment Referendum has no place on campus

Letter to the Editor | Divestment Referendum has no place on campus

By Elissa Hoffman

March 7, 2018


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The Divestment Referendum not only puts a large number of students on this campus at risk, it is also a misleading political tool that has no place on this campus. The referendum hides behind a facade of “human rights” activism. On its face, it aims to convince students on this campus that the...

Letter to the Editor | Individual and group voice therapy available to transgender students

Letter to the Editor | Individual and group voice therapy available to transgender students

By Melanie Moore

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

As of 2018, the United States has begun to treat mental health as of equal importance to physical health. On campus, mental health facilities, like the Counseling Center or McKinley’s Mental Health Unit, are readily available to students, and their availability is stressed constantly. What we fail...

Letter to the Editor | Reject BDS movement on campus

Letter to the Editor | Reject BDS movement on campus

By Amelia Peterson

March 7, 2018


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In recent weeks, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has re-emerged on campus, leaving me to wonder where its boundaries lie. This movement would have the University single out Israel for boycott, divestment and sanctions. To completely sever the University’s tie with Israel would...

Letter to the Editor | Divestment is not in the best interest of our campus

Letter to the Editor | Divestment is not in the best interest of our campus

By Melanie Kagan

March 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Last week I was surprised to see in my dorm a group of students walking around and asking people if they “support human rights.” Who could say no to that? That is why many of the students around me rushed to sign the petition that was circulating. I looked at this petition a little more carefully. The...

Letter to the Editor | University unreasonable in GEO negotiations

Letter to the Editor | University unreasonable in GEO negotiations

By Clayton Alsup

March 6, 2018


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It should be remembered that the GEO strike did not have to happen. In the GEO’s contract, which expired over 200 days ago, there was a no-strike clause that forbade any work-strike action. If the University administration really valued the education undergraduates receive here, it would have priori...

Letter to the Editor | Vote “no” to divestment

Letter to the Editor | Vote “no” to divestment

By Rick Hallman

March 6, 2018


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The University Divest referendum has once again reared its ugly head on our campus, and as an Engineering student, I am compelled to speak out against it. This measure, if successful, would cut off financial ties between our University and companies that do business with Israel. The implications would...

Letter to the Editor | Why Gies College of Business engages with the world

Letter to the Editor | Why Gies College of Business engages with the world

By Jeffrey R. Brown

March 4, 2018


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At the start of each year, I share with new students Gies College of Business’ vision to lead the world in innovation and access to life-changing business education. I stress that one of our core values is that diversity, inclusion and respect for individuals makes us stronger. Our students come...

Letter to the Editor | Call on Democratic Illinois senate candidates to speak at GEO rally

Letter to the Editor | Call on Democratic Illinois senate candidates to speak at GEO rally

By Juliana Reschke

March 2, 2018


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For almost 11 months, the Graduate Employees' Organization of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been without a contract, having been locked in frustrating negotiations with the University administration, which has refused to compromise on essential aspects of the union’s contract,...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Some rhetoric surrounding gun control misguided”

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Some rhetoric surrounding gun control misguided”

By Jake Smiley

February 28, 2018


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After reading Jaime Watt’s column on gun reform last week, I came away confused — I could not understand her argument. In the first column, she claimed she didn’t want to take away honest citizens’ guns, only that certain vaguely untrustworthy people should be disarmed. But then, after vacill...

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