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Editorial: Humanities must not fall by wayside

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016

A diploma from an esteemed university used to mean something. It was something that many graduates proudly hung on their walls or put on their desks at their new businesses. But now, that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least for some degrees. A study published by the American Academy of Art...

Project 500 leader Clarence Shelley discusses the past present and future of race at UIUC

By Dan Corry

February 25, 2016

When Clarence Shelley took on Project 500 at the University in 1968, he was asked to stay on staff for two years; nearly 50 years later, he’s still on campus.chShelley began working at the University, following the passage of the civil rights bill, as the director of the Special Educational Opportuniti...

Research suggests race similarities may lead to better performance

Research suggests race similarities may lead to better performance

By Imogen Lindsley

September 29, 2015

Undergraduates with teaching assistants of the same race or ethnicity are more likely to achieve higher grades, experts say. These findings were first published in September by graduate student Lester Lusher, his advisor Scott Carrell of the University of California at Davis, and Professor Doug Campbell ...

Survivor Spotlight: Robin Kaler

Survivor Spotlight: Robin Kaler

By Alice Smelyansky

October 16, 2014

Since her undergraduate days at the University, Robin Kaler has been a runner. What started with a tiny track at the Intramural Physical Education Building has led to 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons and even multiple marathons. Kaler said training for a race is a project. Some days are devoted to spe...

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...