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Illinois Student Senate releases fall 2015 budget report

December 3, 2015

Daily Illini Staff ReportThe 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. ...

Illinois Student Senate holds public forum

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 18, 2015

The Illinois Student Senate held a public forum in the Union on Tuesday to discuss current issues facing students and the University.At the start of the forum Mitch Dickey, student body president, spoke about the success of the It’s On Us campaign and the legislation that gives survivors of sexual a...

Universities employ most lobbyists following tech and drug manufacturing

Universities employ most lobbyists following tech and drug manufacturing

By Samantha Joes Toal

November 16, 2015

Higher education had the third-highest number of lobbyists among industries in 2014, according to a recent study from the Center for Responsive Politics. Higher education lobbyists came in third, following technology and drug manufacturing.SOUniversities and colleges all across the country have repres...

MAP eligible students may need to refund UI

November 12, 2015

By Marijo EnderleAssistant news editorThe University announced Tuesday that students may be required to refund part of their financial aid package in the spring, due to Springfield’s ongoing fight over the state budget.In a massmail sent to Monetary Award Program, MAP, grant eligible students, Inte...

Student senate aims to highlight diversity

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 10, 2015

By Samantha Jones ToalStaff WriterEvery day, students pass by hundreds of strangers as they walk around campus. Briefly, they might take notice of what someone’s wearing or what they look like.Now, with the launch of the Illinois Student Senate’s Faces of Champaign campaign, students can get to k...

Illinois Student Senate VPs resign due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 9, 2015

DAILY ILLINI STAFF REPORTMatt Hill and Sarah Hochman, Illinois Student Senate vice presidents external and internal, respectively, resigned from their positions Sunday.Hill’s and Hochman’s resignations will be effective Dec. 9. In their letter, the pair cited “unforeseen circumstances and oppo...

University to participate in national week of action to stop sexual assault

University to participate in national week of action to stop sexual assault

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 8, 2015

The spattering of orange and blue t-shirts with the statement “It’s On Us” is found across campus on students who signed a pledge to prevent sexual assault last year.“Almost every day I see someone wearing an “It’s On Us” campaign t-shirt,” said Matt Hill, Illinois Student Senate vice presiden...

Six student candidates for Chancellor Search Committee announced at ISS meeting

By Ali Braboy

October 8, 2015

The six student nominations for the Chancellor Search Committee were announced Wednesday at the Illinois Student Senate meeting.Each candidate was given 3 minutes to speak, followed by a 5 minute question and answer session. While giving the presentations to ISS, only the nominee speaking was allowed in the...

UI student named to national "It's On Us" advisory committee

UI student named to national "It's On Us" advisory committee

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 6, 2015

Matt Hill, Illinois Student Senate vice president-external, will serve on a national student-run It’s On Us advisory committee, according to a press release from Generation Progress and the Center for American Progress.The 17 students, who will be on the student advisory committee, were announced Tu...

It’s On Us to use 1 year anniversary to launch new task force

It’s On Us to use 1 year anniversary to launch new task force

By Jason Chun

September 16, 2015

The Illinois Student Senate will recognize the one-year anniversary of the It’s On Us campaign with the launch of a new task force on Sept. 19.The task force will attempt to bring together students from across campus to raise awareness about sexual assault.The goal of the task force is to build on t...

Barbara Wilson to juggle life as dean of LAS and Urbana chancellor

Barbara Wilson to juggle life as dean of LAS and  Urbana chancellor

By Maggie Sullivan

August 19, 2015

Barbara Wilson never expected she would be appointed the acting chancellor of the Urbana campus — it was never even one of her goals.“I just finished my first year as the Dean of LAS,” she laughed. “I was imagining I would be continuing that role for the foreseeable future, and I was exci...

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