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ISG resumes meetings, lowers transit fee

ISG resumes meetings, lowers transit fee

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

Illinois Student Government is back in full swing as senators met for their first meeting of the spring semester. Transportation Representative Jacob Rajlich, sophomore in Engineering, said the student transportation fee for next year will be $59, which is $3 lower than this year's fee. Rajlich t...

Illinois Student Government reflects on semester’s achievements

Illinois Student Government reflects on semester’s achievements

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, ISS, News

As the Illinois Student Government adjourns its meetings for the semester, new and old staff members reflect on ISG’s ongoing progress. Student body President Raneem Shamseldin, senior in LAS, said ISG’s biggest accomplishments this year were the Sexual Assault Prevention Department and the Homecoming Parade protest. “(The Chief issue) is important because it has never been resolved,” Shamseldin said. “When t...

ISG passes resolution to boycott Suburban Express

ISG passes resolution to boycott Suburban Express

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

After a slew of controversial emails and apologies sent out by a transit company, the Illinois Student Government passed a proposal to boycott Suburban Express at its Wednesday meeting. “As an international student here, I felt a lot of things when I saw the Suburban Express emails, but one thing I...

ISG welcomes committee on environmental sustainability

ISG welcomes committee on environmental sustainability

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

  Illinois Student Government promoted a subcommittee on environmental sustainability to a standing committee to give the members more jurisdiction over the University’s environmental policies. Senator Scott Greene, senior in FAA, said the benefit of becoming a standing committee is that the committee members are ...

ISG considers resolution to lower mass transit fees

ISG considers resolution to lower mass transit fees

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

At the Nov. 29 Illinois Student Government meeting, ISG considered a resolution that would lower the amount of money University students pay to use the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus system. The senators showed concern that the surrounding community pays less than University students do. ...

ISG executives reflect on semester, look to increase involvement

ISG executives reflect on semester, look to increase involvement

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

With only a few weeks left in the semester, the Illinois Student Government is looking to continue to advance progress made on initiatives throughout the past school year. Joey Domanski, vice president of ISG and senior in LAS, said he believes they are exactly where the executive board planned to b...

ISG sees mid-semester staff overhaul, creates new committee

ISG sees mid-semester staff overhaul, creates new committee

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Top Stories

At the weekly Illinois Student Government meeting, ISG appointed two new committee chairs and two new judiciary members. ISG also created a Committee on Environmental Sustainability. Chief of Staff Spencer Haydary, senior in LAS, put in his letter of resignation and will be officially resigning Dec....

ISG supports University Housing opt-out for students prescribed restricted medication

ISG supports University Housing opt-out for students prescribed restricted medication

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Government passed a resolution that will let students out of their housing contracts if they have prescribed drugs not allowed in University Housing. Senator Tara Chattoraj, senior in LAS, originally proposed this bill to change the Student Code to allow individuals with a prescri...

ISG seeks to educate campus on organ donation

ISG seeks to educate campus on organ donation

By Haipei Wu, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Top Stories

There are 4,700 people in Illinois on the national waiting list for an organ and/or tissue transplant, and 22 people on the list in the United States die each day. According to the Illinois Student Government, college-aged people are the least likely to sign up for organ donation among those eligible. Raneem Shamseldin, ...

New logo gives ISG ‘new start’, following University rebranding

New logo gives ISG ‘new start’, following University rebranding

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

Illinois Student Government adapted a new, student-designed logo in an effort to consolidate with the University’s implementation of the block I design. Joseph Domanski, vice president of ISG and senior in LAS, said the University “felt like our logo was totally out of date.” The University recentl...

ISG faces backlash after Homecoming protests

ISG faces backlash after Homecoming protests

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Top Stories

Last night, the Illinois Student Government called for the University to move forward with creating a new mascot. ISG was flooded with almost two hours of public comment about the organization's actions regarding the mascot and the Homecoming Parade protests. Senator Rahul Raju, senior in Engin...

Illinois Student Government boycotts Homecoming Parade over Chief

Illinois Student Government boycotts Homecoming Parade over Chief

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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

Illinois Student Government will not participate in this weekend’s Homecoming Parade in support of Native American students. “Even though there are only a few Native American students here on our campus, they are students like any of you,” said Dr. Gioconda Guerra Pérez, interim director for t...

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