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Students should back nontenure-track faculty strike

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist

August 9, 2016

The non-tenure-track faculty union is on strike, an action that comes after 18 months of contract negotiation with the University’s administration. More than 500 University faculty members are without tenure. This means that their employment is up for grabs at the conclusion of each academic yea...

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...

Prestigious institutions aren’t immune to sexual assault

By Isabella Winkler, Columnist

August 9, 2016

United States politicians have been involved in over 40 sex scandals since 1980. Between affairs and harassment allegations, it is frustrating to see men who are held to such high standards manipulate their powers. Many of these men are plucked from the most prestigious colleges across the country. We...

Durbin, Franken propose open source textbooks act

Durbin, Franken propose open source textbooks act

By Charlotte Collins

October 9, 2015

High textbook costs have prompted Senators Dick Durbin and Al Franken to introduce an act for open source textbooks to increase accessibility.During a conference call held Thursday, Durbin and Franken addressed professional and college student media and explained the plans for a new bill.Durbin said 65%...

Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education dedication celebrated Friday

Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education dedication celebrated Friday

By Aaron Navarro

October 3, 2015

Noted as the first of its kind, the University officially dedicated the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education Friday.Ron L. Chez, president of the foundation for which the center is named, spoke at the ceremony and noted how the efforts of Tim Nugent — Disability Re...

Rauner’s budget cuts began making dents since its proposal

By Fatima Farha

May 10, 2015

By fatima farhaassistant news editorShortly after being sworn into office, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a new budget for fiscal year 2016, which would cut state funding for many programs, including a major cut in state appropriations for higher education.Rauner proposed to cut state funding for higher...

Illini Student Musicals presents ‘In Progress: A Broadway Revue’

Illini Student Musicals presents ‘In Progress: A Broadway Revue’

By Taylor Lucero

April 30, 2014

As graduation quickly approaches, students about to exit the doors of higher education may deal with the anxiety of life after college. This apprehension is embodied in the singing, dancing and acting of Illini Student Musicals’ upcoming show, “In Progress: A Broadway Revue.” The performance is ...

Where do the Democratic candidates for the 13th congressional stand?

Where do the Democratic candidates for the 13th congressional stand?

By Eleanor Black

February 24, 2014

To see where the Republican candidates stand, click here. Candidates running for the 13th congressional district met Thursday night for a public forum to discuss both national and local issues at the Champaign City Council Chambers. All candidates beside the incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis were in attendance...

Where do the Republican candidates for the 13th congressional district stand?

Where do the Republican candidates for the 13th congressional district stand?

By Eleanor Black

February 24, 2014

To see where the Democratic candidates stand, click here. Candidates running for the 13th congressional district met Thursday night for a public forum to discuss both national and local issues at the Champaign City Council Chambers. All candidates beside the incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis were in attendance...