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Asian American Studies celebrates 20 years on campus

The exterior of the Asian American studies building. The program is studying its 20th year on campus.

By Olivia Bienvenue, Staff writer

September 20, 2017

In 1997, the committee for Asian American Studies was established on campus with the help of Asian American RSOs, professors and faculty.  Twenty years later, that committee has evolved into the first Department of Asian American Studies in the Big 10. For the celebration of the 20th anniversary ...

Optimism may make a healthy heart

Optimism may make a healthy heart

By Abrar Al-Heeti

January 21, 2015

It turns out being happy could lead to more than just feeling good — it could also be associated with good health. A new study suggests a link between having a positive attitude and being in better cardiovascular health in comparison to people who are more pessimistic. Researchers from the Universit...

Cultural organizations provide international students a home away from home

Kayla Smith, with members of JNET.

By Earn Saenmuk

August 22, 2014

With nearly 9,000 full-time international students enrolled in the University last spring, there is no question that the campus boasts a diverse student body. And, while being away from home in a different environment and culture, students may find it difficult to adapt. For many students, Quad Day provide...