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UI Board of Trustees passes addition of gender confirmation surgery for Urbana campus

UI Board of Trustees passes addition of gender confirmation surgery for Urbana campus

By Megan Jones

March 7, 2014

Next semester, Chip Austin, a transgender graduate student, will have the ability to take advantage of a surgery he would not otherwise have been able to afford without student health insurance: gender confirmation surgery.  “I’m going to be able to take advantage of this coverage, and that’s going to t...

Precious liquid

By Jesse Black

December 4, 2013

Every day, citizens of Champaign County access cold, clean, fresh water with the quick twist of a knob, perhaps not giving a second thought to its source. It pours seemingly out of nowhere into kitchens and bathrooms during daily routines of dish cleaning, showering and noodle boiling. All of this c...