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AAUP officials release report stating Salaita’s rights were violated

Student activists stand at the back of the Illini Union Ballroom, protesting the rejection of Salaita and censorship.

April 28, 2015

The climate of academic freedom at the University is “at best uncertain.” After months of investigation, the American Association of University Professors released a report Tuesday stating the University violated principles of academic freedom and tenure in the rescindment of Steven Salaita’s app...

PACA finds new uses for historic buildings

Abrar Al-Heeti, staff writer. The Preservation and Conservation Association (PACA) uncovers many gems in the local area, including a key to the city of Champaign in a house located near the intersection of Fifth Street and Springfield Avenue.

By Abrar Al-Heeti

December 4, 2014

When Thomas Garza attended Edison Middle School, he would often look out the classroom window and wonder about an old house on the east side of the building. It was moments like these that influenced him to work toward preserving that house and other buildings like it.   Garza is now the executive di...