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Stigma attached to immigrants is not justified

By Paul DeLutio, Columnist

August 9, 2016

A momentous decision reached the Supreme Court last Monday that could determine the fate and livelihoods of over 4 million human beings. President Barack Obama’s long-awaited immigration amnesty policy reached a divided Supreme Court with as much acceptance as it did resistance, with a staunch ...

Comedy crosses political divide at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

By Sanaa Khan, Columnist

May 2, 2016

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner took place Saturday night, an annual event when, as President Obama dubbed it, “Washington celebrates itself.” With this being the president’s last year in office, and with the current political climate, the event’s speakers had plenty of material to...

University hosting Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative in summer

University hosting Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative in summer

By Vivienne Henning

February 24, 2016

By Vivienne HenningStaff WriterFifty young professionals will be making a big jump from their homes in African countries to the University of Illinois, in efforts to learn about characteristics of democracy to bring back to their communities.President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative...

UI education a ‘responsibility’ to solve world hunger, according to Tom Vilsack

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks on “The Role of Public Research Universities in Addressing International Food Security” at Alice Campbell Alumni Center on Thursday.

By Marijo Enderle

September 14, 2015

Tweet: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calls on students to solve world hunger now.As some 300 students, faculty and community members sat in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack called on University students to solve hunger in their lifetimes....

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

By Abigale Svoboda

September 9, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will visit campus Thursday to talk about the University’s role in agriculture and international food security.Prior to his lecture, Vilsack will visit an energy farm with University faculty and will attend a post-lecture reception, said Rachael Dubinsky, U.S...

Glee’s Lauren Potter lives her dream

Lauren Potter, actress on the television show

By Brittney Nadler

October 27, 2014

She strode across the stage sporting a black leather jacket, a red blouse and jeans, wasting no time in announcing how lucky she is to be living her dream of being an actress. “Glee” star Lauren Potter visited the University’s Lincoln Hall Theatre on Sunday at 7 p.m. to talk about overcoming obstac...

Racial and sexist stereotypes a reoccurring issue on campus

January 29, 2014

Here are a few thoughts on the latest controversy regarding race and gender that are rooted in the long history on this campus and in this country.  On the one hand, I applaud that students know that they can challenge those in authority, if necessary.  On the other hand, would these comments abou...

Obama calls on Congress to reverse economic equality

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey

January 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — Hoping to lay a politically bruising year to rest, President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared a "year of action" in which he said he will work with lawmakers when he can, but sidestep them to move proposals to help low- and middle-income families share in the economic recovery. In his Stat...