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Letter to the Editor | Anti-Asian discrimination soars during COVID-19 pandemic

Letter to the Editor | Anti-Asian discrimination soars during COVID-19 pandemic

By Kankanit Doungkamchan February 20, 2021

Historically, someone is always "blamed" for diseases. Jews were blamed for typhus and smallpox. Haitians were blamed for AIDs. The German blamed the French, who blamed the Italian, for syphilis. The...

Letter to the Editor | Minority graduate students require more support from University

Letter to the Editor | Minority graduate students require more support from University

By Celia Glenn January 22, 2021

The University of Illinois is committed to inclusiveness and diversity among its student population. While this is great, there also seems to be a lack of support for graduate students. Specifically,...

Letter to the Editor | Students deserve transparency with conduct investigations

Letter to the Editor | Students deserve transparency with conduct investigations

By Joseph Lehman January 21, 2021

Imagine the uproar if the Supreme Court decided a case impacting the lives of millions, but did not issue an opinion. Imagine the anger if a family law judge denied custody of a child to a parent, but...

Letter to the Editor | Illinois Solar Decathlon showcases University Engineering

Letter to the Editor | Illinois Solar Decathlon showcases University Engineering

By Maxwell McWilliams January 19, 2021

In the first few months of 2021, the students of UI’s Illinois Solar Decathlon will put their engineering and architectural skills to the test as their work culminates in the national Solar Decathlon...

Letter to the Editor | Cash bail engenders socioeconomic inequity

Letter to the Editor | Cash bail engenders socioeconomic inequity

By Peter Sentz January 13, 2021

On Nov. 9, State Sen. Peters introduced the Pretrial Fairness Act (SB4025) to the State Senate. This bill will prohibit the use of money bond; if this passes, no one will be incarcerated before trial...

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Congress held a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump.

Observing the siege of the Capitol Building up close

By Barrett Wynn January 9, 2021

As I spent time on the National Mall and around the fringes of the Capitol Grounds after the invasion of the Capitol Building by extremists Wednesday afternoon, I was repeatedly surprised by the relationship...

Letter to the Editor | COVID-19 restrictions engender mental health problems

Letter to the Editor | COVID-19 restrictions engender mental health problems

By Yolanda O'Connor December 10, 2020

Are we doing more harm by trying to mitigate the harmful physical effects of COVID-19 and not properly addressing the mental issues that have developed because of it? It is an understatement to say that...

Letter to the Editor | Mental health aid must complement pandemic response

Letter to the Editor | Mental health aid must complement pandemic response

By Sanam Virani December 1, 2020

In response to the article “Students feel burnout from ceaseless semester:" With a pandemic, elections and endless deadlines, we are truly living in unprecedented times. Many students are feeling...

Letter to the Editor | Antisemitism complaints must be recognized as legitimate

Letter to the Editor | Antisemitism complaints must be recognized as legitimate

By Various Faculty November 18, 2020

As members of the University of Illinois faculty, we are saddened to learn of a letter circulating among professors that criticizes Jewish student complaints of antisemitism at the University. We find...

Letter to the Editor | Drug addiction must not be politically weaponized

Letter to the Editor | Drug addiction must not be politically weaponized

By Sean McCormick October 20, 2020

During last week’s presidential debate, many of the substantive and policy points were overshadowed by toxic and derogatory comments, particularly those made by President Trump. Among the chaos, the...

Letter to the Editor | President Trump displays disrespect, negligence

Letter to the Editor | President Trump displays disrespect, negligence

By Joe Bialek October 9, 2020

President Trump, you have had almost four years to lead the United States and have failed us by your own choosing. Whether it be in foreign policy and domestic policy, you have not protected the United...

Letter to the Editor | Americans face imminent eviction epidemic

Letter to the Editor | Americans face imminent eviction epidemic

By Ethan Kuruc, Columnist September 26, 2020

More than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic the United States has suffered more death, unemployment and social unrest than any other major industrial power. Despite these crises, the economic and political...

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