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Student trustee election complaint dropped

By Samantha Joes Toal

March 27, 2016


Filed under News

Student Trustee candidate Spencer Haydary dropped his controversial contest against Collin Schumock, the student trustee-elect.AGHaydary and Schumock, both juniors in LAS, were the two main candidates for student trustee. AGSchumock won the student trustee election by less than 130 votes,AG according to ...

Why Jaylin McClinton is endorsing Spencer Haydary for Student Trustee

By Jaylin McClinton

February 29, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

As election season is in full swing and candidates are attempting to succeed me on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, I am watching all of them very closely and critically. In the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to chat with each of the candidates running for student trustee. T...

Rethinking Middle East relations

April 23, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

As a Jewish-American in this community, I have protested Israel’s occupation of Palestine since 1999. The realities of American and Israeli imperialism have become clear to increasing numbers, especially since the second Intifada in 2000. Nevertheless, these realities are constantly challenged by ...

Nourishing families and stronger communities

April 22, 2015


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On Saturday, April 11, Eastern Illinois Foodbank staff had the great honor of attending the 2015 Community and Campus Day of Service at Memorial Stadium. This event, hosted by the University of Illinois’ Office of Public Engagement and the registered student organization Illini Fighting Hunger, is the...

Restoring immigration services

April 21, 2015


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As of April 3, Governor Bruce Rauner cut funding for vital programs across the state, including all immigrant service programs. The Immigrant Service Line Item makes up only .01 percent of the overall state budget. This cut severs funding for essential programs, and hinders progress in the state. Immigra...

May the Unofficial force be with you

February 27, 2015


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Dear Great Ones,You've made it to the holy grail of public ivy at the University. If there's one thing that alumni & students alike can almost all agree on, it's that Unofficial is awesome. The Daily Illini accurately dubbed it as the "Social Storm" of second semester - a joyous occasion where academi...

Yes for Independent Maps: a good proposal

April 2, 2014


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I read with interest Brad Barber’s article on The Daily Illini’s Opinions page on March 31. It endorsed an end to gerrymandering in the Illinois House and Senate electoral districts statewide by way of a proposed constitutional amendment. This proposition would establish an independent commission to...