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A FAR-out time

A FAR-out time

February 24, 2015


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One of the most anticipated moments of my summer before college was receiving my housing assignment from the University. I was hoping to get somewhere in Ikenberry Commons because of its social aspect, and my second choice was Allen Hall, because it seemed artsy and cool. At the time, I felt pretty co...

Native American House partners with Dining Halls for Harvest Dinner

By Mara Shapiro

November 18, 2014


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The Native American House will host its second annual Harvest Dinner at the University Dining Halls on Tuesday. “The collaboration is intended to offer foods that are culturally diverse,” wrote Hattie Holtapp, office support associate of Native American House, in an email. The dining u...

Natural areas you need to see

May 28, 2014


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Here’s a staggering statistic for you courtesy of the Illinois Natural History Survey: Before the settlers arrived in Illinois, more than 60 percent of the state was covered in prairie — that’s about 22 million acres. Today, just over 2,000 acres of that remain. That’s crazy, right? The good...