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UI will not monitor anonymous social media, despite activists push

UI will not monitor anonymous social media, despite activists push

By Imogen Lindsley

November 4, 2015

Yik Yak is an anonymous social media site that allows individuals to “get a live feed about what everyone’s saying around you.”JT But a problem occurs when the users — 95 percent of which are from colleges and universities — also receive a live feed about what everyone is saying ab...

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...

Duncan visits UI, discusses challenges for students with disabilities

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks with members of the University's wheelchair basketball team Wednesday morning at the ARC.

By Aaron Navarro

September 16, 2015

The Men’s and Women’s wheelchair basketball teams had a special spectator at their Wednesday morning practice. Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, visited the ARC as part of his national “Back-To-School” bus tour. “[UI’s wheelchair basketball program] is extraordinary, and...

Biden’s visit inspires continued interest in campaign to end sexual assault

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to University students at Campus Recreation Center East on Thursday about the

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015

By Maggie Sullivanstaff writerVice President Joe Biden visited the University to celebrate students’ efforts with the “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. The White House launched the “It’s On Us” campaign in October and the University quickly led the pack in ...

Be Kind Illinois leaves bells in community to promote kindness

One of the 1,500 total bells hanging in the Champaign-Urbana area, sponsored by Be Kind Illinois.

By Rebecca Jacobs

November 13, 2014

An orange and blue bell dangles off a tree branch in Lincoln Hall’s center courtyard. Another hangs outside the Illini Union. These are just two of the 1,500 total bells hung in the Champaign-Urbana community in the past three years by Be Kind Illinois. Be Kind Illinois is the local chapter of Be...