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State senator Scott Bennett: Illinois budget is not a partisan issue

State senator Scott Bennett: Illinois budget is not a partisan issue

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 4, 2016

State senator Scott Bennett attended the Illinois Student Senate meeting Wednesday to address student-centered issues in Springfield.“He is probably the biggest advocate for higher education in the state of Illinois and our biggest ally in the state senate,” said Mitch Dickey, student body president ...

Students, faculty push for revised general education requirements

Students, faculty push for revised general education requirements

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 4, 2016

Some students at the University want to ensure their fellow classmates graduate with a better understanding of minorities and non-western experiences.Currently, each student must take a Western/Comparative Culture(s) course, and either a Non-Western or U.S. Minority course. A proposed resolution would require undergradua...

Killeen: Lack of budget is causing reputational, operational damage to UI

By Samantha Joes Toal

January 25, 2016

The state budget impasse was President Timothy Killeen’s focus at his annual “special meeting” with the Senate Executive Committee on Monday.“We still don’t have a budget, as you know, and we are well into the fiscal year,” Killeen said. “It is causing damage — both operational and...

Big Ten student governments discuss diversity, mental health

By Samantha Jones Toal

January 20, 2016

Schools in the Big Ten conference don’t only meet in the athletic world. Over the weekend, six delegates from the Illinois Student Senate participated in a three-day Association of Big Ten Students, ABTS, conference at Rutgers University.ssIn attendance were representatives from all 14 universities in the Big Ten.“I love ABTS because ...

Six student candidates for Chancellor Search Committee announced at ISS meeting

By Ali Braboy

October 8, 2015

The six student nominations for the Chancellor Search Committee were announced Wednesday at the Illinois Student Senate meeting.Each candidate was given 3 minutes to speak, followed by a 5 minute question and answer session. While giving the presentations to ISS, only the nominee speaking was allowed in the...