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Program combats underrepresentation of African-American men in STEM

May 10, 2015

Underrepresented is not often the word that comes to mind when discussing males in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM; however, the mission of the St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy is...

University alumnus reflects on his time at the 1965 Selma protests

John Baird, University 1968 alumnus, participated in the march through Selma, Alabama, in 1965 along with four other University students.
March 16, 2015

John Baird felt the edges of a large envelope.  He found it at his home buried in a box, wedged between newspaper front pages and term papers from his years at the University. The basement of his house...

Reclaiming natural beauty through hair

Kyla Chriss, sophomore in LAS “There are so many different types of textures and different things work for different people. There’s not just one mindset.”
February 4, 2015

I couldn’t see the cold, unfamiliar hands disappear within my thick patch of curls claiming ownership over my head. But I felt them.   Seemingly everywhere I looked — long, straight, luscious hair...

Discrimination leads to need for traffic stop study

November 13, 2013

Urbana City Council passed a motion at its Tuesday meeting to develop a “citizen traffic stop study commission” to study disparities in traffic stops and how they relate to the race of the driver. The...

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