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Campaign aims to end “Fat Talk” on campus

Campaign aims to end “Fat Talk” on campus

October 23, 2014

Barbie has left her Dreamhouse for the Quad. Fat Talk Free Week is a campaign to promote healthy body image and is on campus from Monday to Friday. On Monday, the campaign set up a booth on the Engineering Quad, then moved to the Main Quad on Tuesday and Wednesday. The campaign will return to the Engin...

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 are roughly 75 percent male and 25 percent female. Mary Joan Evans, freshman in LAS, knows this tra...

Longtime house mom makes Delta Gamma a home

Longtime house mom makes Delta Gamma a home

November 18, 2013

When young adults go away to college, the independence can be exhilarating. However, being away from home can cause homesickness, especially with the sudden lack of daily parental guidance and care. Luckily, for the women in the University’s Delta Gamma chapter, house mother Teresa Mendez, or more comm...