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Student trustee election complaint dropped

By Samantha Joes Toal

March 27, 2016

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 ...

Student trustee election leads to hearing

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 16, 2016

The Campus Student Election Commission, CSEC, heard Spencer Haydary’s contest of the unofficial student trustee election results at its meeting Tuesday night. Haydary, junior in LAS, said a campaign violation — a letter of endorsement from Student Body President Mitch Dickey — contribu...

University Revenue Diversified, Unlike Chicago State

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 11, 2016

By Samantha Jones ToalStaff WriterChicago State University students and faculty protested the lack of a state budget on Monday in downtown Chicago’s Loop.According to the Chicago State Office of Budget and Resource Planning, the university receives approximately one-third of their funding from the...

State senator Scott Bennett: Illinois budget is not a partisan issue

Senator Scott Bennett addresses the student senate regarding financial issues in the Illini Union on February 3, 2016.

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 4, 2016

State senator Scott Bennett attended the Illinois Student Senate meeting Wednesday to address student-centered issues in Springfield.“He is probably the biggest advocate for higher education in the state of Illinois and our biggest ally in the state senate,” said Mitch Dickey, student body president ...

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...

Budget impasse has not affected UI student enrollment

Budget impasse has not affected UI student enrollment

By Abigale Svoboda

January 21, 2016

Student Body President Mitch Dickey, senior in LAS, isn’t sure how he would pay for his last year of college if he doesn’t receive his MAP Grant.Despite Dickey’s involvement with the University he’s no less affected by the state budget impasse than the other 5,666 University students who receive a MAP...

Big Ten student governments discuss diversity, mental health

By Samantha Jones Toal

January 20, 2016

Schools in the Big Ten conference don’t only meet in the athletic world. Over the weekend, six delegates from the Illinois Student Senate participated in a three-day Association of Big Ten Students, ABTS, conference at Rutgers University.ssIn attendance were representatives from all 14 universities in the Big Ten.“I love ABTS because ...

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...

Illinois Student Senate holds public forum

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 18, 2015

The Illinois Student Senate held a public forum in the Union on Tuesday to discuss current issues facing students and the University.At the start of the forum Mitch Dickey, student body president, spoke about the success of the It’s On Us campaign and the legislation that gives survivors of sexual a...

Universities employ most lobbyists following tech and drug manufacturing

By Samantha Joes Toal

November 17, 2015

Higher education had the third-highest number of lobbyists among industries in 2014, according to a recent study from the Center for Responsive Politics. Higher education lobbyists came in third, following technology and drug manufacturing.SOUniversities and colleges all across the country have repres...

MAP eligible students may need to refund UI

November 12, 2015

By Marijo EnderleAssistant news editorThe University announced Tuesday that students may be required to refund part of their financial aid package in the spring, due to Springfield’s ongoing fight over the state budget.In a massmail sent to Monetary Award Program, MAP, grant eligible students, Inte...

Illinois Student Senate VPs resign due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 9, 2015

DAILY ILLINI STAFF REPORTMatt Hill and Sarah Hochman, Illinois Student Senate vice presidents external and internal, respectively, resigned from their positions Sunday.Hill’s and Hochman’s resignations will be effective Dec. 9. In their letter, the pair cited “unforeseen circumstances and oppo...

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