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Quinn’s integrity, economics better for Illinois

October 29, 2010


Filed under Opinions

After Gov. Pat Quinn called on all members of the University’s Board of Trustees to resign in the wake of the admissions controversy last year, trustees Frances Carroll and James Montgomery held out. Earlier this month, we asked Quinn if he still believed they should resign, and he was straightfor...

Recruiters rank students ‘best prepared’

October 29, 2012


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Finally some good news. The University came in third in a new Wall Street Journal ranking released this week identifying the top 25 undergraduate universities as “best prepared and most able to succeed,” ranked by recruiters themselves. The survey looked at the graduates’ academic strength, com...

The Daily Illini wants to hear your voice

August 23, 2010


Filed under Opinions

The beginning of the year brings changes for so many of us; whether you’re starting college for the first time, starting new classes or teaching a new course this year, the start of a new year is a fresh start for us all. You have a chance to try new things, take a few chances and try to make this ...

Quality students more important than bottom line

April 17, 2014


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When someone goes to such a school as large as Illinois, it’s easy to forget how many students apply here and don’t get in. It’s a complicated formula that our school has managed, to be one of the largest and still most academically competitive schools in the country. Some might think that a la...

Time to recognize plight of Haiti, struggling countries

January 20, 2010


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Catastrophes have the power to bring people together almost immediately, working for relief to aid fellow countries and fellow people. But after the initial shock of such tragedies, those same people are at risk of being forgotten or overlooked - again. At least 72,000 people have been confirmed dead...

$100 student surcharge has no place among Iowa university budget cuts

By the November 9, 2009


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Opinions

Iowa's state universities are reacting swiftly and comprehensively to the sadly predictable news of the state's revenue shortfall. When Iowans are making less and shopping less, the revenue derived from income, sales and other tax streams goes down as well. So we're glad to see the Board of Regents among the sta...

Health care reform vital for all Americans

November 9, 2009


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For decades, both Democratic and Republican politicians have been searching for a way to reform the broken health care system. When President Barack Obama took office a little more than one year ago, a sweeping overhaul of health care reform became a leading domestic priority. On Saturday, the House of ...

Daily Illini plans to share student voice

September 14, 2009


Filed under Opinions

Since our editorial on Friday, we have received a lot of feedback about our opinion that students were unaware and apathetic about University issues. We’re glad we received so many reactions. As members of the student body, our Editorial Board needs to hear your opinions and to help us put issues into...

Speech important for students’ success

September 8, 2009


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A speech that President Barack Obama will be giving today has been drawing fire even before its match was lit. Ever since President Barack Obama has announced that he will be addressing the future of the nation, he has been drawing criticism. But his speech is not a State of the Union or even about he...

Blagojevich is a celebrity, now get him out of here

April 20, 2009


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Apparently NBC is calling all has-beens to Costa Rica to film a reality TV show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here." If you're pathetic, sleazy or possess scumbag qualities, send your resume to NBC. And if you're former governor Rod Blagojevich, all you have to do is wait for permission from a fed...

Time for Illinois to stop texting while driving

April 17, 2009


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It's tempting to text someone while driving because it's convenient. But convenience needs to take a back seat to safety. Too many car accidents are caused while someone is busy texting. A simple solution is to make a phone call or, better yet, wait until you're not driving to text someone. Whatever ...

April is ‘GYT: Get yourself tested’ month

April 16, 2009


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April is national Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness month, and in recognition of that, MTV and Planned Parenthood have joined forces to create the "GYT: Get yourself tested" campaign to increase testing and treatment for STIs, particularly among the under-25 crowd. The Real World will be promo...

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