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Project 500 leader Clarence Shelley discusses the past present and future of race at UIUC

By Dan Corry

February 25, 2016

When Clarence Shelley took on Project 500 at the University in 1968, he was asked to stay on staff for two years; nearly 50 years later, he’s still on campus.chShelley began working at the University, following the passage of the civil rights bill, as the director of the Special Educational Opportuniti...

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson encourages students to enhance diversity in spring semester

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 18, 2016

Every semester, campus leaders invite students back to campus, typically in the form of a University Massmail. On Monday, however, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson acknowledged feedback about how she communicates in a video message. In her video message, Wilson said that after conversations with studen...