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Top 10 visitors to the University this year

May 9, 2016

1. Bernie Sanders Like most college students, many Illini have been ‘feeling the Bern’ all year long, so it’s no wonder that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited the University in March ahead of the state primary. Thousands of students waited in line for hours to see the Vermont senat...

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Movement: “We have to look at structural racism”

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Movement: “We have to look at structural racism”

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 21, 2016

The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 when three women created the Twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.EJ“It broke my heart. I felt like I got punched in the gut,” said Opal Tometi, co-founder of the movement, during h...

Black Lives Matter co-founder to visit UI

Black Lives Matter co-founder to visit UI

By Samantha Jones Toal

January 28, 2016

The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 when three girls created the Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.Opal Tometi, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, will visit the University on Feb. 19 to talk about t...