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Student senate elects new executive leaders

Student senate elects new executive leaders

By Claire Textor March 30, 2016

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...

Illinois Student Senate holds elections for student president at the Psychology Building on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016

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

By Claire Textor March 29, 2016

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...

Student trustee election leads to hearing

By Samantha Jones Toal March 16, 2016

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...

Student senate, community leaders promote same day voting

By Samantha Jones Toal March 13, 2016

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,”...

Student senators push for automatic voting

By Samantha Jones Toal March 7, 2016

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,...

Foellinger Auditorium Feb. 26, 2016.

Committee expresses concern about AP score policy

By Claire Textor March 2, 2016

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...

Senator Scott Bennett addresses the student senate regarding financial issues in the Illini Union on February 3, 2016.

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

By Samantha Jones Toal February 4, 2016

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...

New VPs set tone for semester

By Samantha Jones Toal February 3, 2016

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...

Student senator proposes "tuition equality" resolution

By Samantha Jones Toal January 21, 2016

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...

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

December 10, 2015

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...

Student Senate plans to promote mental health resources in coming semester

By Samantha Jones Toal December 10, 2015

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...

Illinois Student Senate releases fall 2015 budget report

By Daily Illini Staff Report December 3, 2015

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...

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