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University has largest Indian comics collection in North America

University has largest Indian comics collection in North America

By Stephanie Kim

March 16, 2015

Resting on the shelves in the basement of the Undergraduate Library is a collection unique to the country: the largest collection of Indian comics in North America. “Nobody else in the country has a collection like this,” said Mara Thacker, librarian and professor in South Asian studies. “People mig...

Local community speaks out against Israeli offensive in Gaza

Local community speaks out against Israeli offensive in Gaza

By Abrar Al-Heeti

July 28, 2014

Over 150 people lined Main Street outside the federal courthouse in Urbana on Friday, gripping Palestinian flags and signs proclaiming support for Palestine in the wake of ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza. Israel’s offensive against Hamas in Gaza began on July 8, and has resulted in over 1...