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Improving Israeli-Palestinian relations on campus

August 9, 2016

In March, Joe Biden spoke to a room of 18,000 people at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and said, “the future belongs to the bridge builders.” He is not the first person to use this expression....

Peace negotiator encourages students to do something "bigger than themselves"

U.S. President Barack Obama (right) watches as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 3, 2014. Obama urged Netanyahu to "seize the moment" to make peace, saying time is running out to negotiate an Israeli-Palestinian agreement. (Pool photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Abaca Press/MCT)
March 7, 2016

Foreign policy adviser David Makovsky is concerned about the Millennial generation and how it views the Israel-Palestine conflict.“Rarely has there been a time when less attention has been paid to the...

Rethinking Middle East relations

April 23, 2015

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...

A new harvest for Strawberry Fields

Mohammad Al-Heeti, owner of World Harvest International and Gourmet Foods, stands in front of Strawberry Fields as its new owner.
January 28, 2015

Champaign-Urbana lost a community staple on Dec. 14, when health food store Strawberry Fields closed after 40 years of business. But, much like strawberry harvesting season itself, a new Strawberry Fields...

University ranked No. 37 for ‘Best for Vets’ school

Veteran students study in the Veteran Student Lounge in the basement of Illini Union on Monday. Study groups allow student veterans to be with “like-minded people.”
December 9, 2014

The Military Times ranked the University as a top-tier school in the annual list of “Best for Vets” colleges. The University was ranked No. 37 among the top 100 four-year institutions. The publication...

A Revolutionary Fellow

Asef Bayat, sociology and Middle Eastern studies professor, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship Grant in April along with five other University professors.
April 30, 2014

Five University professors have been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships, an award reserved for those “who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability...

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