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Salaita discusses new book, academic freedom

Salaita discusses new book, academic freedom

By Marijo Enderle

October 14, 2015

Robert Warrior interviewed Steven Salaita on Tuesday; similar to their original job interview in 2014. This time, though, the conversation was focused on why Salaita wasn’t hired, not why he should be.Nearly 200 people were in attendance for Salaita’s book talk at the Independent Media Center, where...

Chancellor Wise announces new Campus Budget Advisory Task Force

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 30, 2015

Chancellor Phyllis Wise announced on Monday the formation of a new Campus Budget Advisory Task Force to aid the University as it faces state funding challenges.The announcement was given in the form of a massmail to the entire University.Wise said the task force’s duties include proposing activities...

Report reveals racism on campus

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015

By maggie sullivanstaff writerTanisha King, director of the University Tenant Unionmp, said an undergraduate professor at the University once told her as a student that, “Black people don’t go backpacking because they are poor.” In response to the comment, King said she complained to the departmen...

The University’s 20th president will take over May 18

By Abigale Svoboda

May 10, 2015

By abigale svobodaNews editorTimothy Killeen will serve as the next University of Illinois President, taking over for President Emeritus Robert Easter. Killen served as the former State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research President. At a Champaign press conference on Nov. 19, Killeen sa...

ROTC hosts second annual Hall of Fame induction

By Brittney Nadler

October 20, 2014

The University’s Army ROTC will host its second annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday to recognize University ROTC alumni who have made significant leadership contributions in both the military and civilian world. The medal ceremony will take place in Huff Hall on Friday at 10 a.m., follow...

The man behind ‘Sorry Phyllis’

The man behind ‘Sorry Phyllis’

By Elizabeth Dye

February 11, 2014

Snowflakes whirled through the frigid winter air, pelting the face of Luke Dobrovits, sophomore in FAA, as he dragged his feet through several inches of snow.  It was around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, and except for the snow removal team clearing the roads free of grey slush, and perhaps a few squirrels sc...

Racial and sexist stereotypes a reoccurring issue on campus

January 29, 2014

Here are a few thoughts on the latest controversy regarding race and gender that are rooted in the long history on this campus and in this country.  On the one hand, I applaud that students know that they can challenge those in authority, if necessary.  On the other hand, would these comments abou...