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Campus takes steps to combat sexual assault

April 3, 2016

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, with communities across the country encouraged to take up action to combat sexual assault.ejThe University, Parkland College and the Champaign-Urbana communities...

University designates all gender restroom signs

February 7, 2016

As the fight over the right to use bathrooms according to gender identity have raged in legislatures from Florida to Texas, the University announced that “All Gender” campus restroom signs will be...

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

Shawn McLoughlin gives a thumbs up to motorists who honk their horn for Gay Rights during a Gay rights rally in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 3, 2015

Seventy-four percent of University students reported they were neutral about homosexuality or were not homophobic in 2004. The University has not conducted an LGBTQ-specific campus climate survey since.However,...

University housing considers gender-inclusive options

May 10, 2015

By jane leestaff writerHousing announced a historic decision in April when it announced it would implement gender-neutral bathrooms in some residence halls.With two protests that occurred last year for...

A FAR-out time

A FAR-out time
February 24, 2015

One of the most anticipated moments of my summer before college was receiving my housing assignment from the University. I was hoping to get somewhere in Ikenberry Commons because of its social aspect,...

Time to choose: Public, or private?

Time to choose: Public, or private?
February 24, 2015

So you’re trying to decide whether to live in public versus private housing. Here’s what you need to know. The differences between private and public housing are contested around campus. Incoming freshmen...

Dorm life turns strangers to family

Dorm life turns strangers to family
February 24, 2015

Stepping into the doors of Allen Hall on Aug. 19, I had no idea what to expect. For the first time in my life I would be living alone. With no one to tell me to do my work or to come home, it was just...

Fighting domestic violence with healing words

Speaker, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, describes the seminar to the students at Allen Hall on Monday.
October 14, 2014

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, University alumna and award-winning spoken word poet, returned to campus on Monday to challenge community views on domestic violence and feminism. Tsai was chosen as the University’s...

Who makes the perfect roommate?

October 7, 2014

Searching for the right roommate can be a stressful and nerve-wracking task that requires a lot of time in order to find a perfect match. And while a roommate does not have to be a best friend, they do...

Pizza FM features local musicians in spring benefit concert

April 23, 2014

With more than 40 student DJs, indie rock to the Golden Oldies and shows like “Burger Bros” and “Nerdy White Kid Talks Hip-Hop,” Pizza FM prides itself on being the quintessential college radio...

Crafts Unleashed creates cards for troops overseas

November 19, 2013

While Nov. 11 was a day to honor veterans in the local community and across the nation, it was also an opportunity to thank soldiers currently serving overseas. The Illini Union Board will carry on this...

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