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ISG supports DACA students through passing a resolution

ISG supports DACA students through passing a resolution

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

The fate of undocumented students all over the U.S. is uncertain, but the Illinois Student Government  says it wants to provide support in any way it can. ISG and the executive department said they wanted to focus on many different levels when dealing with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: studen...

Illinois institutions show decrease in funding while UI sees increase in students

Illinois institutions show decrease in funding while UI sees increase in students

By Yasmeen Ragab, Contributing writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

The recent Illinois state budget crisis has placed a strain on public universities, drawing a bigger concern for student enrollment numbers in these state-funded institutions. Funding for state colleges fell by 61 percent for the 2015-2016 school year, according to the Illinois Board of Higher Educati...

University appoints free-speech task force

University appoints free-speech task force

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 14, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The University campus is developing a task force to create policies meant to maintain free speech and an all-inclusive environment. “We are gathering representatives from a number of sectors on our large campus to develop processes and perhaps even policies to guide our hosting of divisive visiting sp...

Graduate Employees’ Organization takes action for better contracts

Graduate Employees’ Organization takes action for better contracts

By Shivali Shukla, Contributing writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

The Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) has been working without a new contract since Aug. 15, and is currently bargaining with the University administration to settle on new terms. Maria Garth, GEO’s communications officer, said in an email that most of their new contract remains to be negotia...

University salary competitiveness continues to decline

University salary competitiveness continues to decline

By Luke Cooper, Staff writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

After reporting performance metrics at a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7, the University revealed average faculty salaries continued to decline in the 2017 fiscal year in relation to the school’s self-selected “peer universities.”    University officials select universities to ...

Addressing climate change ‘massive and daunting challenge’

Addressing climate change ‘massive and daunting challenge’

By Vivienne Henning, Assistant news editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

This past week, students and faculty were able to discuss climate change and its many accompanying issues with guest speakers from around the world. The iSEE Congress 2017 focused on “Building Resilience to Climate Change” and was organized by the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Env...

University plans to keep resources amidst Title IX pushback

University plans to keep resources amidst Title IX pushback

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Students across the University are pushing back against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ proposed changes to Title IX. DeVos noted rescinding the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter, which enacted federal requirements for how universities should handle sexual assaults. “It is crucial that ...

Professor involved in email scandal’s standing unknown, continues to contact students

Professor involved in email scandal’s standing unknown, continues to contact students

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The professional standings of an atmospheric studies professor who refused to provide electronic notes to a student with a proven disability is currently unknown. Michael Schlesinger emailed students in his Climate and Global Change (ATMS 140) lecture that he was leaving the University and moving to Kona, Hawai...

Support systems for DACA students coming together

Support systems for DACA students coming together

By Aaron Navarro, On-air news editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, State

Ana Rodas, senior in Fine & Applied Arts, knew the announcement of the rescindment of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was coming. So, as an undocumented student, she prepared herself. She logged out of Facebook to avoid the long political posts, focused in class, talked to her...

University officials respond to DACA stoppage

University officials respond to DACA stoppage

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, State

President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Tuesday the phase out of a program protecting young undocumented immigrants, leaving the futures of thousands up to Congress. The White House declared that immigration services will no longer be accepting any initial requests for the Deferred Acti...

Former KAM’s DJ turned UI Board member

Former KAM’s DJ turned UI Board member

By Gillian Dunlop, Assistant News Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

Once a student DJ at KAM's, Stuart King, now a physician at the Christie Clinic in Champaign, was appointed member of the University Board of Trustees by Gov. Bruce Rauner on July 21. King is the first local representative on the Board in over a decade.   King, who received his BA, MD and MBA de...

Student body not consulted with logo changes

Student body not consulted with logo changes

By Gillian Dunlop, Assistant news editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

University officials have begun implementing a new block “I” logo as a way to better promote unity within the campus community. However, the change was made without consulting students. “We are going back to our roots,” said Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs. “That ima...

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