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Congress lends a paw to veterans

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Dog is man’s best friend. This has been common knowledge for years, but it’s taken on new meaning recently. Being man’s best friend no longer just means standing loyally nearby. Lawmakers are now recognizing these best friends because of their therapeutic benefits for individuals with special needs,...

Rep. Rodney Davis supports refugee background checks

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 19, 2015

Rep. Rodney Davis, R-13, voted in support of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies, SAFE, Act on Thursday. The act aims to establish background checks for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking admittance into the United States, according to a press release from Davis' office.“I hope President Obama will reconsider his threat to veto this important legislation and instead work wit...

FAFSA reforms old approach

By Dixita Limbachia

September 21, 2015

In an effort to make financial aid more accessible the University is one of eight schools that will adopt the U.S. Federal Student Aid office’s new application process.In the past, prospective and enrolled college students filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA...

Students should take advantage of opportunity to elect University faculty to Congress

November 7, 2013

Did you know that our own Illinois 13th Congressional District is one of the most competitive districts in the U.S.? Did you know that our district also includes four other major public universities in addition to several other private schools and community colleges? That’s a huge student population...