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Students should consider Teach for America

March 2, 2015

Dear Illini seniors:I hope this message finds you well, and I hope you’re braving the walk to class, despite the winter weather. As a University alumnus, I remember well those cold walks across the Quad....

Who benefits from campus civility?

January 10, 2015

As the fall semester ended, the University Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure concluded that ‘“civility’ and all its cognates — responsible, respectful, temperate — or its antonyms —...

Defending the small and overlooked: Books

October 9, 2014

Two weeks ago, I experienced a sad moment in my life. A friend and I were talking about books and reading, and he made a comment that almost made my jaw drop.   “I just don’t understand what’s so...

Changing the minority perspective

October 6, 2014

Integrity, inclusive environment, mutual support, professional excellence and trust. These are the five core values that drive the Society of Women Engineers, an international organization with over 27,000...

Critiquing Salaita’s complaints

October 2, 2014

It would seem the capacity to confuse freedom of speech with the utterly unrealistic expectation of freedom from the consequences of that speech is a bipartisan thing.  The best example of what we speak...

Intolerance a persistent problem at UI campus, students

May 1, 2014

Editor’s note: The following guest column contains profane language. “Hot girl, orange shirt,” I hear behind me as I sprint through the edge of campus near some fraternities. I’m annoyed. I didn’t...

Italian-American stereotypes still persist in film

April 24, 2014

The late and great film critic Roger Ebert, a local boy who did good (in both senses), loved Italy, Italian culture and Italian-Americans. He visited the country frequently, admired filmmaker Federico...

Vision of a campus bookstore

April 21, 2014

Being an international student who studied engineering here at the University, I have come to realize a fact — though it might be my superficial observation — that not as many people go to the library...

Investigating marketplace literacy in India

Rural village homemaker in India.
April 9, 2014

I knew I was in a very different place as soon as I stepped out of the airport. It was about 1 a.m. local time. I immediately spotted two stray dogs scavenging through trash on the ground. In the distance...

Diverge from status quo to enhance access and affordability to college

February 3, 2014

Late January, the University’s Board of Trustees approved an increase in tuition that will push the total cost of attendance into six figures for University students starting classes next fall.  Christophe...

Vote ‘yes’ on referendum on University divestment from the coal industry

November 13, 2013

This Wednesday and Thursday, students will have the opportunity to vote on the following question: “Do you support the UI endowment removing investments in coal by year 2017?” The University of Illinois...

Students should consider reducing meat intake with ‘Meatless Mondays’

November 11, 2013

The movement toward more plant-based meals is taking root on college campuses across the country, with more than 200 universities leading the charge with “Meatless Monday” campaigns in their dining...

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