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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...

University had appropriate response to pro-Trump chalk

By Ryan Harding, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Messages were written in chalk at the University's Main Quad last week which were supportive of Donald Trump’s general campaign platforms. “Build the wall.” “Trump deportation force.” “They have to go back #Trump” “Trump Coulter 2016.” Not surprisingly, many students were ...

Editorial: Cultural center addition

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016

Senior Akram Almasri has gathered a group of 25 students over the past year to push for the construction of an Arab-American Cultural House on campus. His group contacted the administration, as well as other religious groups on campus, but received pushback from Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson. T...

Editorial: Non-tenure faculty strike exemplifies peaceful protest

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016

We live in a time when every public misstep is met with widespread criticism. It’s the age of scrutiny, and people would do well to consider the potential consequences of their plans before taking action. Protests are an essential part to our democracy — people have a right to voice their...

Year in Review: Map grants

May 9, 2016

Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grants have caused a large amount of uproar among Illinois students throughout this past academic year. Tight state budgeting has led to controversy and difficult decisions. “MAP is not part of the university’s budget, but rather a direct grant to students from the st...