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Taking a look back at administration throughout the semester

Taking a look back at administration throughout the semester

By Megan Jones and Angelica LaVito

December 12, 2016


Filed under Administration, News, Semester-in-Review

First dean of College of Medicine announced — Aug. 30 Dr. King Li was appointed to serve as the inaugural dean for the College of Medicine and began on Oct. 1. His main goals included starting to hire faculty for the college, ensuring accreditation applications were submitted and finishing curriculum plans. ...

Illini Republicans president resigns after internal backlash

Illini Republicans president resigns after internal backlash

By Adam Kaz, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, News, Semester-in-Review

Former president of the Illini Republicans, Chris Piper, had a controversial semester. While in Marion, Illinois, working for a political campaign, members of his club doubted his leadership and asked for the resignation of himself and the current president and junior in LAS Stephanie Menezes. Me...

Student Senate implements new constitution

Student Senate implements new constitution

By Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Illinois Student Government, News, Opinions, Semester-in-Review

From approving Indigenous People’s Day to the advocating for sexual assault awareness, the Illinois Student Senate made some big changes this semester. Perhaps one of the biggest changes the senate will enact next semester is the implementation of its new constitution. “The (new) constituti...

University police and administration meet to combat crime

University police and administration meet to combat crime

By Megan Jones and Lilly Mashayek

December 12, 2016


Filed under News, Semester-in-Review

  Chancellor Robert Jones settled into his first official week at the University after a shooting on Green Street. A month later, there was another shooting on Green Street. Two months later, he watched his peers handle a shooting at Ohio State University. Safety is a big issue for any administrator....

Campus activism highlights political diversity

Campus activism highlights political diversity

By Ashni Gandhi, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, News, Semester-in-Review

As the nation faced protests and a divisive election, the University community mirrored the sentiments. For Muhammad Yousef, senior in LAS and president of Students for Justice in Palestine, the increased activism on campus post-election did not make campus more bipartisan. Citing bigotry from Donald Tru...

Semester of crime bursts campus safety bubble

Semester of crime bursts campus safety bubble

By Lilly Mashayek, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Semester-in-Review

Throughout the semester, students have been confronted with the difficult truth that the University campus is not a safety bubble. “You’re not getting away from urban situations here, they’re just on a smaller scale,” said Michael La Due, Champaign City Council member. It’s important for...

Top 10 moments of the semester

Top 10 moments of the semester

By Jessica Berbey, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, News, Semester-in-Review, Showcase

As the semester dwindles and winter break approaches, have a look back at some of the key events that occurred at the University this fall. Below is a compiled list of some of the most impactful or ground-breaking occurrences on campus. 1. Cubs win the World Series On Nov. 2, the Cubs made histo...

Appreciating the University from an outsider’s perspective

Appreciating the University from an outsider’s perspective

By Brandon Zegiel, Columnist

December 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Semester-in-Review, Top Stories

Change happens constantly. It can be something simple, such as a new menu item at our favorite restaurant. Or, it can send rippling effects through our entire lives, such as changing schools. Throughout my life, I’ve become accustomed to that particular change because I’ve had many doses of ...

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