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Improving Israeli-Palestinian relations on campus

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016

In March, Joe Biden spoke to a room of 18,000 people at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and said, “the future belongs to the bridge builders.” He is not the first person to use this expression. Martin Luther King Jr, Isaac Newton and Pope Francis are all known to have used this metaphor in t...

Celebrating South African freedom at Krannert Center

Celebrating South African freedom at Krannert Center

April 23, 2014

For South Africans, 2014 marks 20 years since the general elections of 1994 that elected the late Nelson Mandela to office. As an anti-apartheid revolutionary, Mandela sought to bring human rights to all South Africans, regardless of color. On Wednesday, Mandela’s efforts will be celebrated at the Kr...

Inclusive Illinois fails to wholly address cultural insensitivity on campus

February 10, 2014

No — student body president — I will not stand and recite the campus’ Inclusive Illinois statement, because I refuse to — even falsely — support an empty initiative that is essentially a mockery of something that this campus desperately needs.  I refuse to take the “Kumbaya” stance tha...

A helping hand abroad, at home

A helping hand abroad, at home

January 22, 2014

“We’re fighting for the crumbs,” said Faeza Meyer, a resident of Cape Flats, a neighborhood that covers 32 acres within the city of Cape Town, known as the “slums” of South Africa. When I visited the area over winter break, I noticed that the houses are in close quarters to each other and compos...