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Illinois looks for revenge against Michigan in ‘Orange Out’

Illinois looks for revenge against Michigan in ‘Orange Out’

February 12, 2015

What a difference a couple months can make.On Dec. 30, when Illinois (16-8, 6-5 Big Ten) and Michigan (13-11, 6-6) kicked off the Big Ten season in front of a raucous Michigan crowd that had a strong dose of Jim Harbaugh’s home-brewed adrenaline, these two teams were playing with the lineups they exp...

“Orange is the New Black” actress talks transgender rights

Laverne Cox talks about her life experience as a transgender woman at the Illini Union Ballroom on Tuesday. Laverne Cox also plays a transgender woman on the Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black.”

November 13, 2013

Since third grade, Laverne Cox said she knew she was a girl, not a boy, like her twin brother. The actress and activist, who has a recurring role on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” spoke Tuesday night in an Illini Union ballroom so packed that the room’s partitions were moved away to make ...