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Report reveals racism on campus

May 10, 2015

By maggie sullivanstaff writerTanisha King, director of the University Tenant Unionmp, said an undergraduate professor at the University once told her as a student that, “Black people don’t go backpacking...

PACA finds new uses for historic buildings

Abrar Al-Heeti, staff writer. The Preservation and Conservation Association (PACA) uncovers many gems in the local area, including a key to the city of Champaign in a house located near the intersection of Fifth Street and Springfield Avenue.
December 4, 2014

When Thomas Garza attended Edison Middle School, he would often look out the classroom window and wonder about an old house on the east side of the building. It was moments like these that influenced him...

Of the same cloth

Photographer Jeffrey Jay Foxx’s captured pictures of the Maya of Mexico and Guatemala for over 40 years. His work is now on featured in Spurlock Museum’s exhibit “Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala.”
December 2, 2014

The Spurlock Museum’s “Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala” exhibit, running until Jan. 25, displays the backstories of some members of the Mayan community. Three main people and communities...

Spurlock Museum to host Ghost Stories event Saturday

Spurlock Museum will host its dual Ghost Stories annual event on Saturday, featuring the all-ages “Gruesome, Gory, and Ghastly Ghosts and Ghouls
October 25, 2014

A night filled with candy and spooky stories will kick off the week leading up to Halloween at Spurlock Museum. The annual Ghost Stories dual event will return on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 pm. Since...

New art exhibit at Spurlock

“Artists of the loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala” is the newest exhibit at the Spurlock Musuem opening Tuesday. The collection features hand-woven textiles made by the descendants of Mayan people in Guatemala.
September 16, 2014

The exhibition “Artists of the loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala,” opening Tuesday at the Spurlock Museum, tells its story through the narratives of hand-woven textiles. The descendants of Mayan people...

Winter Tales to bring Native American narratives to life

The Gallery of American Indian Culture at the Spurlock Museum.
February 20, 2014

When Native American storyteller Tchin asks his audience what happened to Native Americans, he often gets this response: living on reservations or not living at all.  In other words, “dead.” “The...

‘Mulberry Child’ kicks of AsiaLENS spring series

Jian Ping (left) and Lisa Xia are subjects of the documentary, “Mulberry Child,” showing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Spurlock Museum.
February 11, 2014

On Tuesday, at 7 p.m. the Asian Educational Media Service is screening the 2011 award-winning documentary, “Mulberry Child” at the Spurlock Museum as a part of its AsiaLENS Film Series. The goal of...

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