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Alyssa Schneider earns the first place finish during the Illini Challenge at the UI Arboretum on Aug. 29. Schneider has finished first for the Illini in all except one meet.

Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

By Michal Dwojak, Assistant sports editor November 19, 2014

She is the face of the Illinois women’s cross-country team. She is the lone runner on the team’s season poster. She has finished first for the Illini in all except one of the meets she has competed...

Laverne Cox talks about her life experience as a transgender woman at the Illini Union Ballroom on Tuesday. Laverne Cox also plays a transgender woman on the Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black.”

“Orange is the New Black” actress talks transgender rights

November 13, 2013

Since third grade, Laverne Cox said she knew she was a girl, not a boy, like her twin brother. The actress and activist, who has a recurring role on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” spoke Tuesday...

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