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Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

By Lilly Mashayek

April 3, 2016

The University may begin to look for a new mascot, depending on the findings from an exploratory committee.ejThe committee, created by the Illinois Student Senate, is not officially launching a search to create a new mascot, but simply assessing interest from students, faculty and the University community...

Proposal revising general education requirements at standstill

By Aaron Navarro

March 28, 2016

The Senate Committee on Educational Policy discussed the proposal separating U.S. Minority and Non-Western course requirements. The push for revising the University’s general education requirement for cultural studies is at a standstill. RBCurrently, students are required to take a class ...

Student trustee election leads to hearing

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 16, 2016

The Campus Student Election Commission, CSEC, heard Spencer Haydary’s contest of the unofficial student trustee election results at its meeting Tuesday night. Haydary, junior in LAS, said a campaign violation — a letter of endorsement from Student Body President Mitch Dickey — contribu...

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 ...

Illinois Student Senate meets for the final time of the fall semester

December 10, 2015

By Samantha Jones ToalStaff writerSenators Say Goodbye On their final day as the Illinois Student Senate vice presidents, Matt Hill and Sarah Hochman, along with former Chief of Staff Samantha Awad said goodbye to the student senate at its final meeting of the semester.Hill and Hochman are leaving due...

OVP hosts Thanksgiving basket drive

OVP hosts Thanksgiving basket drive

November 11, 2014

The Office of Volunteer Programs is joining together with the University community to make a difference in the lives of local families with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching. From Nov. 3 to Nov. 17, the OVP is hosting a Thanksgiving basket drive in an effort to collect 250 baskets of food for families ...