The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Residents walk through Main Street at the Champaign Pride Parade on September 19, 2015.

Senator Mark Kirk joins fight against LGBT discrimination

By Daniel Corry January 25, 2016

Mark Kirk, Illinois senator, became the first Republican senator to co-sponsor the Equality Act Tuesday. The Equality Act would ban discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation...

Campus group demands new approach to addressing racism and discrimination at UI

By Charlotte Collins and Dixita Limbachia December 9, 2015

Standing with heR is a group of women on campus that has pushed for more diversity and inclusion at the University.The group organized demands Tuesday for University administration in relation to the racism...

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson listens to attendees speak about various issues at the Academic Senate meeting on Monday.

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

By Christin Watkins December 8, 2015

A vote by the Academic Senate on Monday urged change in the background check policy that has been a concern since the Board of Trustees postponed its implementation in October.In a 55 to 35 vote, members...

U of I Students gather on the main quad to share personal and anonymous experiences with racial discrimination on campus for the Vigil.

Interim Chancellor Wilson responds to vigil held to discuss racism and discrimination

By MaryCate Most November 17, 2015

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson released a statement Monday in response to the vigil held by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and a number of other student organizations on the Main Quad on Thursday.The vigil...

Women’s and civil rights organizations advocate for colleges to monitor social media

By Imogen Lindsley November 5, 2015

By Imogen LindsleyStaff WriterYik Yak is an anonymous social media site allowing individuals to “get a live feed about what everyone’s saying around you.” But the problem occurs when the users, 95...

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...

Self-love is not selfish

Self-love is not selfish

By Kaanan Raja September 24, 2014

Reapply your favorite scarlet lipstick, or hold a camera far above your head and snap away. Either way, you’ll likely get a scoff, and a “Who are you trying to impress?” to match. But this begs the...

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