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Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

By Joseph Longo

April 10, 2016


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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 Black Students for Revolution and Students for Justice in Palestine comprised the second wave of student a...

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

By Charlotte Collins and Dixita Limbachia

December 9, 2015


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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 on campus. Member and student Pasha Trotter said she believes the demands given to administration by ...

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

By Christin Watkins

December 8, 2015


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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 of the senate passed a resolution proposing that all University employees should be required to comp...

Wilson outlines initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion

Wilson outlines initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 7, 2015


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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 recognized are a “part of daily life” for some students on campus.Wilson referred to campus ...

Gender Women Studies aims to promote campus solidarity

By Christin Watkins

December 6, 2015


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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 solidarity means you recognize that you can have different positions on a particular topic, but that w...

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

By Charlotte Collins

November 24, 2015


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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 IFT/AFT, or GEO, at the University released a statement Monday  proclaiming its firm stance...

Black Students for Revolution call for change at UI

Black Students for Revolution call for change at UI

By Charlotte Collins

November 21, 2015


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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 Facebook page for the Black Students for Revolution — was sent as a collective response fro...

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

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

By MaryCate Most

November 17, 2015


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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 was held to discuss racism and discrimination present at the University. Students shared stories,...

University of Missouri president resigns following student demand

By Abigale Svoboda

November 9, 2015


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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 an emergency meeting called by the university’s Board of Curators — the eight-member body that ove...

Students push to bring back La Carta

Students  push to bring back La Carta

By Adam Kaz

September 30, 2015


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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 Informativa.La Casa’s goal is to develop the educational, cultural and sociopolitical programs...

Outlook bleak for women's basketball program

Outlook bleak for women's basketball program

By Alex Roux

July 11, 2015


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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 Bollant and his remaining players into an age of uncertainty. Athletic Director Mike Thomas is fee...

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