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Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus
April 10, 2016

A recent string of alleged racist incidents have left student activist groups on campus demanding action from the campus community and the University administration.Call for ActionOn Friday, April 8 the...

Campus group demands new approach to addressing racism and discrimination at UI

December 9, 2015

Standing with heR is a group of women on campus that has pushed for more diversity and inclusion at the University.The group organized demands Tuesday for University administration in relation to the racism...

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson listens to attendees speak about various issues at the Academic Senate meeting on Monday.
December 8, 2015

A vote by the Academic Senate on Monday urged change in the background check policy that has been a concern since the Board of Trustees postponed its implementation in October.In a 55 to 35 vote, members...

Wilson outlines initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion

Wilson outlines initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion
December 7, 2015

Rather than the traditional holiday greeting Massmail, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson sent out a list of initiatives Monday afternoon addressing recent issues of the racism and discrimination that she...

Gender Women Studies aims to promote campus solidarity

December 6, 2015

Following a Black Student Solidarity rally and the creation of an Illini White Student Union, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies looked to promote solidarity at the UniversityJT.“I think...

Graduate Employees’ Organization stands in solidarity with Black Student for Revolution

November 24, 2015

The recent spotlight on race relations at the University has prompted a third campus group to voice its support for Black Students for Resolution. The Graduate Employees’ Organization Local 6300...

Black Students for Revolution call for change at UI

Students advocate for racial equality at a rally on the Main Quad on Nov. 18.
November 21, 2015

Black Students for Revolution at the University of Illinois addressed the formation of a White Student Union in a press release Friday evening. The press release — circulated through email and the...

Interim Chancellor Wilson responds to vigil held to discuss racism and discrimination

U of I Students gather on the main quad to share personal and anonymous experiences with racial discrimination on campus for the Vigil.
November 17, 2015

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson released a statement Monday in response to the vigil held by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and a number of other student organizations on the Main Quad on Thursday.The vigil...

University of Missouri president resigns following student demand

November 9, 2015

The University of Missouri system president, Tim Wolfe, resigned Monday, following outcry over his handling of racist and bias incidents on the Columbia campus.Wolfe announced his decision to resign at...

Students push to bring back La Carta

Cultural art is displayed around the La Casa Cultural Center. Students hope La Casa will begin funding La Carta again this semester.
September 30, 2015

Tweet: University students are trying to bring back La Carta magazine.Student leaders of La Casa Cultural Latina are using the center’s resources to bring back the defunct Hispanic publication La Carta...

Outlook bleak for women's basketball program

Illinois' Matt Bollant, head coach, watches over the game against Ohio State at the State Farm Center on Saturday, February 14, 2015. 
July 11, 2015

The Illinois women’s basketball program is seeing some of its darkest days.Allegations of mistreatment and racism have come to light from no fewer than eight former players, thrusting head coach Matt...

Unseen app allows anonymous photo-sharing

Unseen app allows anonymous photo-sharing
September 16, 2014

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. These are just a few of the popular social media giants and apps out there today. However, a new app is on the rise on college campuses across the country. Known as the “Anti-Facebook”...

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