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ISG pushes stricter attendance policy

ISG pushes stricter attendance policy

By Cori Lippert, Staff writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Senate is planning on taking action against senators who cannot follow the attendance policy as stated in the guidelines. Speaker of the Senate Sam LeRoy, senior in Business, has been reviewing the attendance policy and will be looking into senators who have violated the policy....

Illinois Student Government develops sexual assault prevention department

Illinois Student Government develops sexual assault prevention department

By Cori Lippert, Contributing writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Top Stories

Two student body executive members are following through on their campaign promise of focusing on sexual assault prevention. The Sexual Assault Prevention Department is a student push toward administration created by Student Body President Raneem Shamseldin, senior in Business, and Vice President...

Campus political groups react to DACA

Campus political groups react to DACA

By Karan Abrol, Contributing writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

On Sept. 14, it was reported that President Trump is working with the Democratic Party to pass a resolution to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals into law in the next six months. This is the newest attempt by the government to reach across the aisle in its decision making. Campus political organizations...

Illinois Student Government looking for new logo

Illinois Student Government looking for new logo

By Haipei Wu, Staff writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Government announced that they are going to hold a competition for its new logo as a way to better unify itself with the University.   Raneem Shamseldin, president of ISG and senior in Business, said any students in the University would be able to participate in the contest, and the...

Students continue fight against Title IX plans

Students continue fight against Title IX plans

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

A group of Illinois Student Senators are pushing to keep Title IX mandates in place after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said she planned on revisiting the sexual assault guidelines. The “moment” DeVos announced her intentions, Rahul Raju, student senator and senior in Engineering, said Illinois S...

ISG approves official response to DACA repeal

ISG approves official response to DACA repeal

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Top Stories

The Illinois Student Government’s response to the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was approved Wednesday evening after several members of the student body gave their remarks. The resolution was introduced Sept. 6 in response to the administration’s official announcement th...

ISG Director of the Senate announces resignation, response to DACA repeal introduced

ISG Director of the Senate announces resignation, response to DACA repeal introduced

By Leon Li, Staff writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

Director of the Senate Gabby Gendek announced her resignation last night at a routine Illinois Student Government meeting. Gendek will officially step down from her position before the start of the spring semester on Dec. 27. In her departing remarks, Gendek, junior in Business, thanked the assembl...

Student Government back in full swing

Student Government back in full swing

By Leon Li, Staff writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Government held its first meeting of the new semester Tuesday night. Newly hired Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Danita Brown Young joined the assembly and gave opening remarks - welcoming new senators and congratulating returning senators on their legislative achievemen...

Student government creates more outreach, reflects on semester

Student government creates more outreach, reflects on semester

By Gillian Dunlop, Assistant News Editor

May 8, 2017


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

After the introduction of a new constitution last semester, the Illinois Student Government spent the majority of these last few months adapting to the new register as they continue to pass resolutions concerning campus life. “I would describe (this semester) as both hectic, very confrontational, but produc...

ISG holds last meeting of the semester

ISG holds last meeting of the semester

By Leon Li, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Government held its last meeting of the semester on Wednesday. Student body president Raneem Shamseldin, junior in Business, gave departing remarks to the assembly, wishing members good luck on their finals and encouraging them to take the summer as an opportunity to work on new r...

Unofficial results report new student trustee

Unofficial results report new student trustee

By Gillian Dunlop, Assistant News Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Campus Student Election Commission released the unofficial results of the student trustee election last Friday, showing Trayshawn Mitchell, junior in LAS, as the winner. Out of 3,627 ballots, Mitchell collected 1,650 votes, according to the report. Other candidates Tommy Justison, sophomore in A...

Student government swears in new officers

Student government swears in new officers

By Leon Li, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Uncategorized

The Illinois Student Government swore in new senators and officers Wednesday evening, including student body President Raneem Shamseldin, junior in Business, and Vice President Joseph Domanski, junior in LAS. Speaker of the Senate Sam LeRoy, junior in Business, and director of the Senate Gabby Gende...

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