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Improving Israeli-Palestinian relations on campus

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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. Martin Luther King Jr, Isaac Newton and Pope Francis are all known to have used this metaphor in t...

Rethinking Middle East relations

April 23, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

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 since the second Intifada in 2000. Nevertheless, these realities are constantly challenged by ...

Ellnora: Internationally-recognized guitar festival announces lineup

Ellnora: Internationally-recognized guitar festival announces lineup

By Camille Murray

April 22, 2015


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Three days. Seven locations. Twenty-nine performances. This is what music-lovers have to look forward to at the 2015 ELLNORA Music Festival. The annual event will be held Sept. 10 through Sept. 12 at the Krannert Center. This year’s list of scheduled performers was announced Monday. The festival began...

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

By Mara Shapiro

April 2, 2015


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In order to expose students to Arab culture, the Arab Student Association will host a cultural night entitled “Layalina” on Thursday. Layalina, which means “Our Night,” is the RSO’s annual event that encompasses food, dancing, music and other performances. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the...

Local community speaks out against Israeli offensive in Gaza

Local community speaks out against Israeli offensive in Gaza

By Abrar Al-Heeti

July 28, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Over 150 people lined Main Street outside the federal courthouse in Urbana on Friday, gripping Palestinian flags and signs proclaiming support for Palestine in the wake of ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza. Israel’s offensive against Hamas in Gaza began on July 8, and has resulted in over 1...