The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons speaks during a Black Lives Matter protest during the summer of 2020. Ammons talks about his journey to becoming the country clerk in 2018.

From addiction to election: How to break the glass ceiling

Despite a rough start, Aaron Ammons became the first elected African American County Clerk in Champaign County
By Faith Allendorf, Features Editor February 1, 2022
Members of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, at the University of Illinois pose for a photo in 1913. Black Greek life was created for Black students to have a safe space to live and socialize on campus.

Making a home: Black Greek life on campus

By Dara Stack, Staff Writer January 19, 2022
2021 brings Black voices to headlines

2021 brings Black voices to headlines

By Raina Kutliroff, Staff Writer January 19, 2022
The front cover of Walrus, a student-run publication from the 60s. The Special Educational Opportunities Project, also known as Project 500, recruited students from underrepresented populations, and its implementation received mixed criticism from the student body.

Looking back: Project 500 in retrospect

In 1968, 565 students from underrepresented minority communities were recruited attend the University of Illinois as part of Project 500. Miscommunication regarding housing for the newly-admitted students led to a protest at the Illini Union — and the arrest of over 200 students.
By Matt Troher, Investigative News & Longform Editor January 19, 2022
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