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Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

By Joseph Longo

April 10, 2016


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A recent string of alleged racist incidents have left student activist groups on campus demanding action from the campus community and the University administration.Call for ActionOn Friday, April 8 the Black Students for Revolution and Students for Justice in Palestine comprised the second wave of student a...

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

By Megan Jones

April 10, 2016


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Some non-tenure faculty hope to show University administrators the importance of their work by exploring striking in the near future. The Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546 voted to explore striking through a committee and will continue to call for labor action, said Union President Shawn Gilmor...

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

By Vivienne Henning

April 5, 2016


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Congressman Rodney Davis agspoke to students and faculty about sexual assault safety measures at the Illini Union Tuesday. Coinciding with Sexual Assault Awareness month, Davis spoke around the state Monday and Tuesday at the Campus Safety Summits for Southern Illinois University and Illinois S...

Third annual Water Day to focus on intersection of water and jobs

Third annual Water Day to focus on intersection of water and jobs

By Michael Semaca

April 5, 2016


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A student group will be hosting its third annual Illinois Water Day at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications building April 8. MG The event put on by the University of Illinois’s International Water Resources Association student chapter is dedicated to bringing attention to ...

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

By Megan Jones

April 4, 2016


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Athena, a 9-month-old infant, was in attendance at Beyond Coal’s rally Monday. While she couldn’t speak words or even hold a poster in support of divesting from coal, she represented something bigger — the future. Joe Edwards, co-president of Beyond Coal and Athena’s father, said his daugh...

Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

By Lilly Mashayek

April 3, 2016


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The University may begin to look for a new mascot, depending on the findings from an exploratory committee.ejThe committee, created by the Illinois Student Senate, is not officially launching a search to create a new mascot, but simply assessing interest from students, faculty and the University community...

Maize to open second location downtown

Maize to open second location downtown

By Samuel Cheung

April 3, 2016


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With a 4.6 star review on Google and a 4.5 star review on Yelp,ag Maize is a favorite restaurant of students on campus, but its cramped space turns some customers away. “Maize is the best Mexican restaurant on campus, but one of the main reasons I don’t go is the limited space,” said Jack Carrer...

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

By Claire Textor

April 3, 2016


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A public forum was held at the Illini Union to discuss automatic voter registration last Thursday, March 31. Students at the University and members of the community gathered to express their curiosity and qualms with the voting process.JTVoters would automatically be registered to vote in their new d...

Student senate elects new executive leaders

Student senate elects new executive leaders

By Claire Textor

March 30, 2016


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The Illinois Student Senate elected their new 2016-2017 executive positions Tuesday, electing Ron Lewis as student body president, Alex Villanueva as vice president - external, Spencer Haydary as vice president - internal and Sam Braganca as treasurer. MGLewis, junior in Business, won the majority vote for...

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

By Aaron Navarro

March 30, 2016


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Matthew Eaglin wouldn’t be able to go here without the Monetary Award Program, MAP, grants. Eaglin, junior in Media, said he receives about $5,000 a year in MAP grant funds.Eaglin said as a low income student, MAP grants have been a major help to him and his family.“I don’t really see any other...

White House recognizes University researchers for efforts in water safety

White House recognizes University researchers for efforts in water safety

By Ashni Gandhi

March 30, 2016


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By Ashni GhandiStaff writerThe White House recognized the University’s Prairie Research Institute for its emphasis on water safety and other water issues around the world.The March 22 national summitss served as an environmental call to action highlighting the Resilient Watershed Initiative along with ...

Student trustee election complaint dropped

By Samantha Joes Toal

March 27, 2016


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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 ...

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