Metro briefs

By Yuri Ozeki

Campus

Condom crawl

The Illinois Student Senate’s Student Life Committee has organized a condom crawl to distribute 5,000 condoms provided by McKinley Health Center in order to enhance sexual health awareness. Starting at 9 p.m. and lasting until 2 a.m., the elected senators and appointed staff members will head to various bars including, but not limited to, Station 211, Joe’s Brewery, Legend’s, C.Campus

Condom crawl

The Illinois Student Senate’s Student Life Committee has organized a condom crawl to distribute 5,000 condoms provided by McKinley Health Center in order to enhance sexual health awareness. Starting at 9 p.m. and lasting until 2 a.m., the elected senators and appointed staff members will head to various bars including, but not limited to, Station 211, Joe’s Brewery, Legend’s, C. O. Daniels, and Clybourne. The committee plans to talk to students waiting in line as well as pass out condoms inside the bar.

“By all means our message is not like hey, have sex,” Joe Danavi, former student life committee chair and senior in LAS said. “Our message is to promote safe sex. It’s not just like the Student Senate are informing students, no, we’re your age, we’re your peers, we’re in the same community, and we want to inform people that safe sex is the way to go.”

Lecture on histories for the 21st century

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities will be presenting a discussion entitled “Does the Nation Still Matter: Writing Histories for the 21st Century,” on Thursday. The discussion will feature a panel of University professors consisting of Jean Allman, Antoinette Burton, Trish Loughran, and Andrew Orta. The talk will be held in the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Building, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., in the Humanities Lecture Hall at noon. For more information, contact Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at 217-244-3344 or online at www.iprh.uiuc.edu.

Lecture

Jodi Byrd will be giving a lecture presented by the Native American House entitled “Chambering the Nautilus: Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization and the Specter of Federal Indian Policy,” on Thursday. Byrd, assistant professor in the political science department at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, will speak about her book, “Colonial Cacophonies, Decolonial Worlds: Toward an Indigenous Postcolonial Theory.” Byrd’s book focuses on indigenous struggles in Aotearoa, New Zealand, the Hawaiian Islands and on the U.S. mainland. The talk will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. in Lucy Ellis Lounge, Room 1080 in the Foreign Languages Building.

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Champaign County Clerk opens absentee voting

Champaign County Clerk Mark Shelden announced that absentee voting for the upcoming March 21 General Primary Election is now open at the County Clerk’s Office. Absentee voting is available to registered voters who expect to be away from the county on election day, are physically incapacitated, are observing a religious holiday, or are employed by the military, state or federal agency that requires them to live temporarily outside the county. Applications for absentee voting may be completed by mail or in person at the Champaign County Clerk’s office, 1776 E. Washington Ave. In an effort to increase voter numbers, Mark Shelden has extended office hours for absentee voting. More information can be found on the web at www.champaigncountyclerk.com.