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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...

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

By Vivienne Henning

April 5, 2016


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Congressman Rodney Davis agspoke to students and faculty about sexual assault safety measures at the Illini Union Tuesday. Coinciding with Sexual Assault Awareness month, Davis spoke around the state Monday and Tuesday at the Campus Safety Summits for Southern Illinois University and Illinois S...

University administrators remind campus of student code, state law prior to Unofficial St. Patrick's Day

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 1, 2016


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Renée Romano, associate chancellor for student affairs, and Kenneth BallomCH, dean of students, sent a University Massmail regarding Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday. In the massmail, Romano and Ballom encourage students to be safe, responsible and respectful. The letter states that they are w...

Dance department defends against mumps outbreak

Dance department defends against mumps outbreak

By Ashni Gandhi

February 29, 2016


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With spring weather quickly approaching, the mumps virus has reappeared within the University. Mumps, a highly contagious virus that affects the parotid glands, is confirmed to have spread to the dance department within the past three weeks, sending home both a male and female dancer in the process....

University issues update on Title IX policy

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 4, 2016


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Renée Romano, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, issued a University Massmail on Wednesday reminding them of resources available to those impacted by sexual misconduct.“As we begin a new semester, I want to make sure that you are aware of the resources available to help educate about, prevent, support those impa...

University pressures Facebook to shut down 'Illini White Student Union' page

By Marijo Enderle

November 19, 2015


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Update: Campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler said the University will continue to work with Facebook to have the Illini White Student Union page removed from the site.“It is disturbing and cowardly that someone would create an anonymous and senseless social media page specifically designed to intimidate o...

UI promotes campus climate survey

UI promotes campus climate survey

By Abigale Svoboda

October 27, 2015


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Matt Hill, Illinois Student Senate vice president-external, and Renee Romano, vice chancellor for student affairs, stood in the entrance to the Illini Union on Tuesday morning to promote the University’s first-ever campus climate survey on sexual assault.“We’re trying not to be coercive with this,...

UI to conduct first-ever sexual assault campus climate survey

UI to conduct first-ever sexual assault campus climate survey

By Abigale Svoboda

October 25, 2015


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The University will conduct its first campus climate survey on sexual assault this fall.Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Renee Romano, who helped organized the survey, emailed students Tuesday morning inviting them to participate in the survey. SO"It’s also going to ask, ‘do you feel the University...

Wassaja Hall to open next fall

Wassaja Hall to open next fall

By Michelle Redondo

August 19, 2015


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In the Yavapai language, Wassaja means “beckoning.” Soon, it will also mean home for a number of University students.The new Wassaja Hall will be located in the “six pack” and ready to house students in Fall 2016. Named after the University’s first Native American graduate, Carlos Montezuma, Wa...

Rauner’s budget cuts began making dents since its proposal

By Fatima Farha

May 10, 2015


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By fatima farhaassistant news editorShortly after being sworn into office, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a new budget for fiscal year 2016, which would cut state funding for many programs, including a major cut in state appropriations for higher education.Rauner proposed to cut state funding for higher...

St. Patrick’s Day: Going beyond the green beer

St. Patrick’s Day: Going beyond the green beer

By Declan Harty

March 17, 2014


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Whether someone is Irish, Irish-American or not even a little bit Irish, St. Patrick’s Day, the epitome of green gatherings, is celebrated in a variety of ways across the nation.  From the numerous parades to shamrock shakes and green beer, the holiday offers the 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry the...