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Senator Mark Kirk joins fight against LGBT discrimination

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 or gender identity by building on past civil rights laws. These laws already protected individuals ...

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 on campus. Member and student Pasha Trotter said she believes the demands given to administration by ...

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

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 of the senate passed a resolution proposing that all University employees should be required to comp...

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

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 was held to discuss racism and discrimination present at the University. Students shared stories,...

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 percent of which are from colleges and universities, also receive a live feed about what everyone ...

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...

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 question: Why can’t I just be trying to impress myself?  It’s rare to hear people admit to ...