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Lean In RSO focuses on closing gender gap

Lean In RSO members (left to right) Hannah Schlacter, Kasey Koronkowski, Joanna Xiong and Katelyn Shanahan pose during the campus chapter’s first meeting on Oct. 14.

By Saher Khan

October 21, 2014

At a UN conference on Sept. 20, Emma Watson said, “Feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”  She was there to speak about gender inequality and the HeForShe campaign taking hold on...

RSO seeks to raise awareness about worldwide water availability

Members of WaterAid at UIUC run a bake sale on the Quad on Thursday afternoon. The RSO aims to improve clean water access worldwide through fundraising initiatives and eventual overseas volunteering.

By Abrar Al-Heeti

September 30, 2014

There are more than 780 million people in the world lacking clean water, and the availability is expected to decrease as the population continues to increase, according to UN Water facts and figures,  WaterAid is a worldwide organization that works to improve access to safe water and promote hygien...