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Why the Supreme Court needs more diversity

By Shankari Sureshbabu , Columnist August 9, 2016

At a University composed of roughly 40,000 students from across the globe, diversity is everywhere around us. It makes us see different perspectives and promotes cooperation and compromise. It forces us...

Sonia Sotomayor tickets sell out fast

By Daily Illini Staff Report February 16, 2016

Tickets to attend a lecture by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor sold out within hours of becoming available Monday. Though tickets are currently sold out, those eager to attend can go...

President Barack Obama stops at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, Ill., following his speech at the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Obama expresses concern over bipartisan conflicts in Springfield

By Marijo Enderle February 11, 2016

President Barack Obama spoke in Springfield on Wednesday to an Illinois legislature steadfast in the state budget standoff; just a day after he released his own national budget proposal to an equally partisan...

What you missed over winter break

By Daily Illini Staff Report January 19, 2016

Representative Davis voices opposition to Obama’s gun control actionBy MaryCate MostAssistant news editorFollowing President Barack Obama’s emotional address about new gun control measures, Illinois...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks on “The Role of Public Research Universities in Addressing International Food Security” at Alice Campbell Alumni Center on Thursday.

UI education a ‘responsibility’ to solve world hunger, according to Tom Vilsack

By Marijo Enderle September 14, 2015

Tweet: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calls on students to solve world hunger now.As some 300 students, faculty and community members sat in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Thursday, U.S. Secretary...

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks at a discussion. Duncan will visit the University campus the week of Sept. 14 for the Back-to-School Bus Tour. | Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education to visit UI

By Ali Braboy September 9, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to discuss disability resources Wednesday morning during his visit to the University. Duncan’s visit is part of the sixth annual Back-to-School Bus...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

By Abigale Svoboda September 9, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will visit campus Thursday to talk about the University’s role in agriculture and international food security.Prior to his lecture, Vilsack will visit an energy...

Illinois’ clean energy bill gains traction

By David Stage August 19, 2015

Fifteen states, including Wisconsin and Michigan, have petitioned the federal courts to block Barack Obama’s new Clean Power Plan that intends to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005...

Mary Joan Evans ‘putts’ ‘Evans’ into Evans Scholars House

Mary Joan Evans ‘putts’ ‘Evans’ into Evans Scholars House

By Mara Shapiro March 11, 2014

Imagine coming from an all-girls school on the south side of Chicago to the University of Illinois. Then imagine doing the same thing, except coming to the University to live in a house where the residents...

Federal task force to target campus sexual assaults

By Jason Felch and Larry Gordon January 24, 2014

President Barack Obama launched a federal task force on Wednesday to combat sexual assault on college campuses, telling the estimated one in five women who are victims, "I've got your back." Flanked by...

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