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Why the Supreme Court needs more diversity

By Shankari Sureshbabu, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

At a University composed of roughly 40,000 students from across the globe, diversity is everywhere around us. It makes us see different perspectives and promotes cooperation and compromise. It forces us to think outside the box and understand the situations of others. In the Supreme Court, diverse thou...

Killeen: Lack of budget is causing reputational, operational damage to UI

By Samantha Joes Toal

January 26, 2016


Filed under News

The state budget impasse was President Timothy Killeen’s focus at his annual “special meeting” with the Senate Executive Committee on Monday.“We still don’t have a budget, as you know, and we are well into the fiscal year,” Killeen said. “It is causing damage — both operational and...

Big Ten student governments discuss diversity, mental health

By Samantha Jones Toal

January 20, 2016


Filed under News

Schools in the Big Ten conference don’t only meet in the athletic world. Over the weekend, six delegates from the Illinois Student Senate participated in a three-day Association of Big Ten Students, ABTS, conference at Rutgers University.ssIn attendance were representatives from all 14 universities in the Big Ten.“I love ABTS because ...

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson encourages students to enhance diversity in spring semester

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 18, 2016


Filed under News

Every semester, campus leaders invite students back to campus, typically in the form of a University Massmail. On Monday, however, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson acknowledged feedback about how she communicates in a video message. In her video message, Wilson said that after conversations with studen...

Professor named Presidential Fellow to focus on inclusiveness, equity

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 7, 2015


Filed under News

Professor James D. Anderson has been chosen as a new Presidential Fellow to focus on issues of inclusiveness and equity at the University. Anderson has worked as a professor in Education.President Timothy Killeen announced the appointment Monday morning via Massmail. Anderson will serve in the position fo...

Student senate aims to highlight diversity

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 11, 2015


Filed under News

By Samantha Jones ToalStaff WriterEvery day, students pass by hundreds of strangers as they walk around campus. Briefly, they might take notice of what someone’s wearing or what they look like.Now, with the launch of the Illinois Student Senate’s Faces of Champaign campaign, students can get to k...

University to hold events throughout week for i-Unite 2015

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 28, 2015


Filed under News

Students participating in i-Unite this year will be encouraged to “create the world that we imagine.” i-Unite is an annual week-long affair organized by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations that aims to educate and to embrace differences within the campus community. A variety of event...

Unifying cultures through cricket

Unifying cultures through cricket

By Abrar Al-Heeti

April 30, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Every Friday night since April 4, the South Quad has transformed into a cricket field.Over 100 people, mostly from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, spread out across the lawn to play cricket for recreation. They also prepare for their upcoming tournament finals, which will be on Sunday on the South Quad.So...

International Week celebrates University’s growing global community

International Week celebrates University’s growing global community

By Stephanie Kim

April 7, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

International Week offers students, faculty and local residents a chance to explore and participate in the University’s growing global community — but without leaving campus.  From April 6-12, various events will showcase and highlight the diverse group of nations and cultures that are represent...

Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra performing at Krannert

October 7, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

There’s something distinctly different about the Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra group. As with professional orchestra groups, the musical talent is there. However, while many “Big Five” chamber and other professional orchestras may be comprised of mainly white musicians, the Sphinx Virtuosi doesn’...