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ISG debates anti-Zionism, anti-Semitism distinction

ISG debates anti-Zionism, anti-Semitism distinction

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

The Illinois Student Government voted Wednesday to send a new proposal pertaining to anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism to a committee. The proposal, Resolution 3.29, “Condemning Ignorance of Racism and Equating Anti-Zionism with Anti-Semitism,” comes after a recent Massmail sent by Chancellor Rob...

Facilities & Services recognizes success in conservation efforts

Facilities & Services recognizes success in conservation efforts

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2019

Facilities & Services will be hosting a Sustainability Celebration on Wednesday at the Levis Faculty Center to recognize the success of eight facilities on campus in energy conservation. The event is open to the public and F&S encourages anyone interested in learning about progress in the...

ISG sets out to make textbooks more affordable

ISG sets out to make textbooks more affordable

By Salem Isaf, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2019

By Salem Isaf Contributing Writer This year’s Illinois Student Government has made it a goal to lower textbook prices for students. However, it’s not as easy as telling the bookstore to lower its prices.  “Textbook prices are really controlled by big publishing companies,” said Connor Jo...

Menstrual hygiene dispenser products become free on campus

Menstrual hygiene dispenser products become free on campus

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

October 17, 2019

Last year, only 4% of the feminine hygiene product dispensers in women’s bathrooms around campus were used, according to Jimmy Song, treasurer of the Illinois Student Government and sophomore in Business. To combat this, ISG started the Menstrual Hygiene Pilot Program to replace dispensers in the bathro...

Committee on sexual misconduct releases report, recommendations

Committee on sexual misconduct releases report, recommendations

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 17, 2019

Chancellor Robert Jones sent out a Massmail on Tuesday regarding the results of the Committee on Faculty Sexual Misconduct Report. The Committee was organized Jan. 23 and conducted an analysis throughout the year to recommend adjustments to current policies and provisions. The report provides evaluations of cur...

Partnership with Japanese university expanded to improve energy efficiency

Partnership with Japanese university expanded to improve energy efficiency

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 17, 2019

With a 10-year agreement coming to an end within the next few months, the University and Kyushu University in Japan decided to expand initiatives to other colleges to advance and improve energy efficiency. In April 2010, the University and Kyushu formed the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy ...

Annual meeting with faculty brings conversation about swastikas, antisemitism

Annual meeting with faculty brings conversation about swastikas, antisemitism

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 16, 2019

The most recent senate meeting was combined with the annual meeting with faculty in an effort to foster more dialogue. Monday’s meeting brought major conversation of anti-Semitism, swastikas and a presentation made by a student. At 3:10 p.m., the senate was able to pass a few resolutions, ending...

Sexual harassment summit scheduled for Wednesday

Sexual harassment summit scheduled for Wednesday

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 16, 2019

A day-long summit, “Cultivating Bravery, Changing Culture: The Illinois Summit on Sexual Harassment,” will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The summit, hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is supposed to “provide administrators a fo...

Swastika incidents remain under investigation

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 15, 2019

The University Police Department is continuing to investigate four instances of anti-semitism that occurred on campus last week. Craig Stone, UIPD police chief, released a statement Monday saying each instance is still under investigation, and at this time, there is no reason to believe they are connected. ...

University investigates concerns of anti-Semitism in residence hall presentation

University investigates concerns of anti-Semitism in residence hall presentation

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

The University is investigating an incident surrounding a presentation held in Weston Hall about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after resident advisors raised concerns of anti-Semitic content.  Chancellor Robert Jones condemned anti-Semitism in a Massmail on Oct. 9 after a complaint was filed rega...

With Illinois campaign reaches 79% of goal after fundraising report released

With Illinois campaign reaches 79% of goal after fundraising report released

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 12, 2019

The University of Illinois System and UI Foundation announced a total of $462.9 million was raised in fundraising for the fiscal year 2019, which ended in June. This is the third time the Foundation has reached over $400 million in fundraising; the first time was in 2013 with $434.9 million and the...

Chancellor releases statement addressing antisemitism

Chancellor releases statement addressing antisemitism

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 11, 2019

In a Massmail to University students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, Chancellor Robert Jones condemned discrimination and re-emphasized the University’s commitment to “tolerance and inclusion” in the wake of two events recognized as signs of growing anti-Semitism on campus. In his statement,...

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