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Campus takes steps to combat sexual assault

By Vivienne Henning

April 3, 2016


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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 will be hosting a range of events in efforts to raise awareness.ejMolly McLay, assistant dir...

University designates all gender restroom signs

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 8, 2016


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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 available in the Facilities and Services sign shop.The Chancellor and Provost Committee on Lesbian, Gay, B...

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

By Abigale Svoboda

September 3, 2015


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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, Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping colleges create a better atmosphere...

University housing considers gender-inclusive options

By Jane Lee

May 10, 2015


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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 trans-inclusive healthcare, Stephanie Skora, senior in LAS and president of Campus Union for Trans Equa...

A FAR-out time

A FAR-out time

February 24, 2015


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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, and my second choice was Allen Hall, because it seemed artsy and cool. At the time, I felt pretty co...

Time to choose: Public, or private?

Time to choose: Public, or private?

By Claire Hettinger

February 24, 2015


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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 are faced with the choice before they’re familiar with campus — they have to decide before ...

Dorm life turns strangers to family

Dorm life turns strangers to family

February 24, 2015


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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 me, myself and I. This of course is 10 times more exciting than it is scary. Freedom is liberating, an...

Who makes the perfect roommate?

By Saher Khan

October 7, 2014


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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 have to be someone who is tolerable to live with. To provide these types of mates, many housing options on campu...

Pizza FM features local musicians in spring benefit concert

April 23, 2014


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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 station. “We’re really just about the most stereotypical college radio station that’s produced ...

Crafts Unleashed creates cards for troops overseas

By Victoria Pai

November 19, 2013


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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 spirit of gratitude Tuesday at 6 p.m. for its latest event in its Crafts Unleashed series. The event ...

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