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Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘A day in the life of Lindsey Cusack and the Illinois rowing team’

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘A day in the life of Lindsey Cusack and the Illinois rowing team’

By Cameron Carter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

This is a Letter to the Editor. Click here to send us your own opinions. When I heard that Will Gerard wanted to do an article on the Illini Rowing team, it seemed fortuitous. The team is participating in Race for ROW Chicago, so getting a mention in The Daily Illini was great. When the article ...

Support the BRIDGE Act

Support the BRIDGE Act

By Avery M. Gardewine

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

The post-2016 election fears of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, who are sometimes known as Dreamers, have become a reality. They are your friends, community leaders, husbands and wives, daughters and sons. They have earned high school, college and graduate degrees, started businesses,...

Letter to the Editor: Gun regulation is needed

Letter to the Editor: Gun regulation is needed

By Sydney Strick

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Fifty-nine gone and thousands of lives changed forever. Once again, the seemingly never-ending argument over gun control has initiated. Although, the problem with regulation seems to not be so much about whether or not to regulate, but the perception of rights being taken away and the need to always...

Conflation between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism

Conflation between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism

By Samantha Brotman

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

To the University community, In light of Chancellor Robert Jones's Sept. 24 mass email, the Champaign-Urbana chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace sees an opportunity to address the conflation of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. First, we, as members of the local Jewish community, wish to express our...

Letter to the Editor: Chancellor must follow words with actions

Letter to the Editor: Chancellor must follow words with actions

By Elan Karoll

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

We have been waiting a long time for this. In a statement this weekend, Chancellor Robert Jones condemned “anti-Semitic attacks hidden under the guise of anti-Zionist rhetoric” and pledged to better support the Jewish community on campus, which numbers around 3,500 undergraduates. “Members...

University should focus on clean energy solutions

University should focus on clean energy solutions

By Victoria Wallace

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

I was very happy to see that The Daily Illini publicized the iSEE conference held to discuss climate change this September. Under the current administration, climate change policy falls somewhere between ignorance and defiance. The president recently withdrew our country from the Paris climate accord....

Letter to the Editor: Show up to football games

Letter to the Editor: Show up to football games

By Alexandra Hartlein

September 1, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

When discussing Block I season tickets, typically someone will laugh, someone will say, “When I was a freshman...” and lastly, “When the football team starts winning, the student section will fill up.” But here’s my question: Which comes first, the championships or the active student section?...

Letter to the Editor: Free speech needs to be protected

Letter to the Editor: Free speech needs to be protected

By Madeleine Hubbard

August 30, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

I unabashedly support freedom of speech. Vitriolic statements like, “White women are worthless trash!” infuriate me, but I will fight to the death for your right to say that. While we are guaranteed freedom of speech, there are still legal and personal consequences. Creating immediate threats...

Letter to the Editor: There should be more transparency in sexual assaults that occur at fraternity houses

Letter to the Editor: There should be more transparency in sexual assaults that occur at fraternity houses

By Jacquelyn Banks

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

In response to "Frats live on despite UI punishments." The article leaves much room for inference and support of Alpha Chi Rho's reapplication and reinstatement. However, I think the narrative should shift itself to the problem the University is having with sexual assault in relation to Fraternity Affairs. The...

Letter to the Editor: The University under represents deaf students

Letter to the Editor: The University under represents deaf students

By Courtney Delaney

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Our University is a renowned institution when it comes to promoting disabled students and their success. However, recent research has shown that the University is significantly under representing the Deaf population of Illinois. Being a public university, it’s important that our school serves its state...

Letter to the Editor: Out with the old, in with the unnecessary

Letter to the Editor: Out with the old, in with the unnecessary

By Joseph Grusy

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

For the entirety of the fall semester I have been commuting from Bloomington and parking in the lot by the Activities and Recreation Center. It wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that I noticed where the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) building was. I didn’t think much of...

Letter to the Editor: The NCAA should help athletes with eating disorders

Letter to the Editor: The NCAA should help athletes with eating disorders

By Danielle Lewis

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

When I think of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) I think of this huge organization that sees all and knows all. I assume that they have guidelines and practices for anything and everything that could be related to sports. I figure that they have everything in place to make sure an...

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