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Increasing demand for mental health assistance requires University attention

By Cassandra Masters, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Thousands of students suffer from mental illnesses here at the University, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and extreme self-esteem issues. Awareness of the prevalence of mental illness, however, seems to fall behind the needs of the student body. Mental health is crucial for anyone, b...

‘Getting well soon’ is possible at college

The McKinley Health Center on 1109 S. Lincoln Ave. on April 17, 2016.

By Annabeth Carlson, Managing editor for online

May 25, 2016

Getting sick away from home the first time can be scary, here are a few resources students can go to for help.

Tim Nugent, 'father of accessibility,' dies at 92

By Abigale Svoboda

November 12, 2015

by abigale svobodanews editorTim Nugent, the ‘father of accessibility,’ passed away at 92 Wednesday morning. Nugent is well-known for founding Disability Resources and Education Services, DRES, at the University in 1944.Nugent originally founded DRES to give wounded World War II veterans the opp...

Illinois Student Senate to fund 3-D printer for disability resources

A 3-D printer at Westtown High School prints out parts for an artificial hand designed by Westtown engineering students for eight-year-old Steele Songle, April 18, 2014, in West Chester, Pa. (Ron Tarver/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)

By Lilly Mashayek

October 26, 2015

Arielle Rausin, an Illinois Student Senator and member of the wheelchair track team, helped fulfill a need for wheelchair racers through her involvement with the student senate. The Illinois Student Senate, ISS, passed a resolution to allocate funds for a new 3-D printer for the Division of Disabi...

‘One-stop shop’ to open for wounded veterans

Veterans talk at the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education. 

By Samantha Jones Toal

September 23, 2015

Veteran and student Garrett Anderson is excited for veterans on campus to have a “one-stop shop” to to find resources, guidance, counseling and more on campus. The Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education is hosting an open house for veterans on campus Thursday. “In the military you...

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...

Rep. Rodney Davis to introduce bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Tim Nugent

Rep. Rodney Davis to introduce bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Tim Nugent

By Maggie Sullivan

September 13, 2015

Tim Nugent founded Disability Resources and Educational Services at the University in 1948. Nearly 70 years later Rep. Rodney Davis, R-13, wants the government to recognize Nugent’s leadership.During a visit to Nugent Hall and the University‘s DRES facility, 1207 W. Oak St., Saturday Davis, announc...

Freshmen prepare to register on their own

November 18, 2013

Beginning Tuesday and lasting until Thursday, University freshmen start the process of course registration for spring 2014. Although registration can be stressful for all students, it can be especially intimidating for freshmen, who are enrolling in classes on their own for the first time. The regist...