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HERstory: Intertwining religion and spiritual feminism

By Becky Nguyen

March 16, 2015

Lining the walls in Murphy Gallery, Art @ the Y is presenting its newest exhibition, HERstory, at the University YMCA. The show is free and open to the public Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. HERstory, which is on view through April 10, seeks to engage ...

University has largest Indian comics collection in North America

University has largest Indian comics collection in North America

By Stephanie Kim

March 16, 2015

Resting on the shelves in the basement of the Undergraduate Library is a collection unique to the country: the largest collection of Indian comics in North America. “Nobody else in the country has a collection like this,” said Mara Thacker, librarian and professor in South Asian studies. “People mig...

University Langar event inspires similar Langar on Capitol Hill

University Langar event inspires similar Langar on Capitol Hill

September 3, 2014

When walking into the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., the sight of nearly 145 congressional leaders, staffers and the surrounding community sitting on the floor eating a vegetarian meal would seem out of the ordinary. But for the first time on Capitol Hill, the building played host...

Same-sex marriage bill marked by desperation, not equality

November 12, 2013

Despite what many, including the editorial of this paper, may tell you, Illinois’ same-sex marriage bill is not about equality, but desperation.  There was no interest in pursuing equality with this redefinition. That may seem absurd to common viewers of media, especially social media, because equ...