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Letter to the Editor | Reject BDS movement on campus

Letter to the Editor | Reject BDS movement on campus

By Amelia Peterson

March 7, 2018

In recent weeks, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has re-emerged on campus, leaving me to wonder where its boundaries lie. This movement would have the University single out Israel for boycott, divestment and sanctions. To completely sever the University’s tie with Israel would...

Letter to the Editor | Divestment is not in the best interest of our campus

Letter to the Editor | Divestment is not in the best interest of our campus

By Melanie Kagan

March 6, 2018

Last week I was surprised to see in my dorm a group of students walking around and asking people if they “support human rights.” Who could say no to that? That is why many of the students around me rushed to sign the petition that was circulating. I looked at this petition a little more carefully. The...

Letter to the Editor | University unreasonable in GEO negotiations

Letter to the Editor | University unreasonable in GEO negotiations

By Clayton Alsup

March 6, 2018

It should be remembered that the GEO strike did not have to happen. In the GEO’s contract, which expired over 200 days ago, there was a no-strike clause that forbade any work-strike action. If the University administration really valued the education undergraduates receive here, it would have priori...

Divestment hurts academic freedoms

Divestment hurts academic freedoms

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

March 6, 2018

On Feb. 16, Chancellor Robert Jones stated, “the campus and the entire University System are on record in opposition to any boycott of Israeli academic institutions and have opposed divestment measures here in the past.” Last year, the entire student body voted on Divestment through the UIUC Dive...

Letter to the Editor | Vote “no” to divestment

Letter to the Editor | Vote “no” to divestment

By Rick Hallman

March 6, 2018

The University Divest referendum has once again reared its ugly head on our campus, and as an Engineering student, I am compelled to speak out against it. This measure, if successful, would cut off financial ties between our University and companies that do business with Israel. The implications would...

Letter to the Editor | Why Gies College of Business engages with the world

Letter to the Editor | Why Gies College of Business engages with the world

By Jeffrey R. Brown

March 4, 2018

At the start of each year, I share with new students Gies College of Business’ vision to lead the world in innovation and access to life-changing business education. I stress that one of our core values is that diversity, inclusion and respect for individuals makes us stronger. Our students come...