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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,” 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...

Students, faculty push for revised general education requirements

Students, faculty push for revised general education requirements

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 4, 2016

Some students at the University want to ensure their fellow classmates graduate with a better understanding of minorities and non-western experiences.Currently, each student must take a Western/Comparative Culture(s) course, and either a Non-Western or U.S. Minority course. A proposed resolution would require undergradua...

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 unexpectedly resigned to accept internship positions in Washington D.C.CHSaldivar was previous...

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 goodbye to the student senate at its final meeting of the semester.Hill and Hochman are leaving due...