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Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

By Megan Jones

April 4, 2016


Filed under News

Athena, a 9-month-old infant, was in attendance at Beyond Coal’s rally Monday. While she couldn’t speak words or even hold a poster in support of divesting from coal, she represented something bigger — the future. Joe Edwards, co-president of Beyond Coal and Athena’s father, said his daugh...

Student resolution urges University to divest from coal

By Megan Jones

March 30, 2016


Filed under News

After years of pushing for the University to divest its $5.1 million investment in coal holdings, a student-led resolution will be voted on by the Academic Senate on Monday.The resolution calls on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees to divest from coal operators and mining companies. This is not...

UIUC Beyond Coal to rally before Academic Senate meeting

UIUC Beyond Coal to rally before Academic Senate meeting

By Ashni Gandhi

March 14, 2016


Filed under News

As public attention to global climate change has increased, UIUC Beyond Coal will advocate for the University to stop investing and using coal with a rally and vote held on April 4.JTThe administration has taken steps to reduce the University’s carbon footprint and overall energy usage through the Illinois C...

Olympics should serve as replacement for All-Star games

By Johnathan Hettinger

February 18, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Editor’s note: This column is written as part of a point-counterpoint. The other column, supporting the relevance of All-Star games, can be read here. I haven’t watched an All-Star game since Dustin Fenili’s birthday party in sixth grade. Not an MLB all-star game, a NBA all-star game, a Pro Bowl or an NHL all-star...

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