The Daily Illini

Student senate elects new executive leaders

Student senate elects new executive leaders

By Claire Textor

March 30, 2016


Filed under News

The Illinois Student Senate elected their new 2016-2017 executive positions Tuesday, electing Ron Lewis as student body president, Alex Villanueva as vice president - external, Spencer Haydary as vice president - internal and Sam Braganca as treasurer. MGLewis, junior in Business, won the majority vote for...

Illinois Student Senate elects student body president, vice presidents, treasurer

Illinois Student Senate elects student body president, vice presidents, treasurer

By Claire Textor

March 29, 2016


Filed under News

Last spring, photos on social media of members of the Alpha Phi sorority and Acacia fraternity dressed in sombreros and turbans solicited a variety of responses. “Not Just a Party,” a Facebook group of student activists, made a series of demands including, but not limited to a three-year suspension...

Student trustee election leads to hearing

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 16, 2016


Filed under News

The Campus Student Election Commission, CSEC, heard Spencer Haydary’s contest of the unofficial student trustee election results at its meeting Tuesday night. Haydary, junior in LAS, said a campaign violation — a letter of endorsement from Student Body President Mitch Dickey — contribu...

Student senate, community leaders promote same day voting

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 13, 2016


Filed under News

Maddie Wilson, freshman in engineering,JT didn’t think she was going to vote in the Illinois primary election. She wasn’t registered and didn’t know if she had the time.“I almost didn’t vote,” she said. “You have to go out of your way to vote, but these are decisions that will directly affect us and it’s important...

Student senators push for automatic voting

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 6, 2016


Filed under News

In the 2014 federal elections, 44.8 percent of 18-to 24-year-olds voted in the Midwest, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.SSRealizing the 18 to 24 year-old demographic is the lowest demographic to vote, Spencer Haydary, junior in LAS,JT led an Illinois Student Senate resolution that demonstrates support fo...

Committee expresses concern about AP score policy

Committee expresses concern about AP score policy

By Claire Textor

March 1, 2016


Filed under News

When Matthew Rice was a senior at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, as a member of the Political Action Club, he was tasked with determining why students chose out of state schools as opposed to those in Illinois.In August, state legislators passed a bill requiring colleges t...

State senator Scott Bennett: Illinois budget is not a partisan issue

State senator Scott Bennett: Illinois budget is not a partisan issue

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 4, 2016


Filed under News

State senator Scott Bennett attended the Illinois Student Senate meeting Wednesday to address student-centered issues in Springfield.“He is probably the biggest advocate for higher education in the state of Illinois and our biggest ally in the state senate,” said Mitch Dickey, student body president ...

New VPs set tone for semester

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 3, 2016


Filed under News

Laura Saldivar and Jill Whitmanch, Illinois Student Senate vice presidents – external and internal respectively – took their new positions Dec. 9 when former vice presidents Matt Hill and Sarah Hochman unexpectedly resigned to accept internship positions in Washington D.C.CHSaldivar was previous...

Student senator proposes "tuition equality" resolution

By Samantha Jones Toal

January 21, 2016


Filed under News

Hours after the University proposed maintaining base tuition for in-state residents Wednesday, the Illinois Student Senate discussed a resolution that challenged the University’s decision.Senator Alex Villanueva authored a resolution on tuition equality that encourages a proportional tuition incre...

Illinois Student Senate meets for the final time of the fall semester

December 10, 2015


Filed under News

By Samantha Jones ToalStaff writerSenators Say Goodbye On their final day as the Illinois Student Senate vice presidents, Matt Hill and Sarah Hochman, along with former Chief of Staff Samantha Awad said goodbye to the student senate at its final meeting of the semester.Hill and Hochman are leaving due...

Student Senate plans to promote mental health resources in coming semester

By Samantha Jones Toal

December 9, 2015


Filed under News

Ellie Hahn, a freshman in Social Work, remembers the hassle of scheduling a counseling session with the Counseling Center.“It was really frustrating having to call at 7:50 a.m. I personally felt like I wanted to get into counseling as soon as possible to get the process rolling,” she said. “The...

Illinois Student Senate releases fall 2015 budget report

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 3, 2015


Filed under News

The Illinois Student Senate published its fall budget report on Wednesday. According to the report, the student senate’s current balance is $35,633.58 and the available balance is $23,588.12.Each Assembly the student senate receives $39,000 in funding to be spent how it sees fit. Money that is not spent...

Next Page »

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871