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Undocumented students closer to receiving financial aid

By Claire Hettinger

April 5, 2016

The 1,500 undocumented students in Illinois are one step closer to receiving financial aid from the University today after the Illinois General Assembly Higher Education Committee voted to present a bill on the Senate floor.The bill requires that undocumented students be allowed to apply for state f...

UPDATED: UIC student arrested, charged in connection with threats to University of Chicago campus

Campus security officers on the Main Quadrangles at the University of Chicago on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 in Chicago. The University of Chicago announced Sunday that all classes and other activities planned for Monday on its Hyde Park campus will be canceled after the university was informed by FBI counterterrorism officials of a gun violence threat to the campus. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Abigale Svoboda

November 30, 2015

UPDATE (5 p.m.): Jabari R. Dean, a 21-year-old student at the University of Illinois at Chicago was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Illinois.DNAinfo.com reported that at Dean's federal hearin...

Allen residence hall to offer gender-inclusive housing

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 23, 2015

Allen Residence Hall will offer gender-inclusive housing to students starting fall semester of 2016.The residence hall introduced gender-neutral bathrooms this fall in response to student and residence feedback from several focus groups conducted last year. The bathrooms are only in Allen One North, whi...

Gender confirmation surgery necessary step toward making University wholly inclusive

March 3, 2014

There has been a lot of recent discussion around the inclusion of gender confirmation surgery (GCS) in the proposed student health insurance plan. While many students require the care that this coverage would provide, and have been working for months to secure this, others have varying levels of res...

Non-unionization best way to preserve University excellence

February 24, 2014

On Feb. 18, the faculty union at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus walked out of their classrooms and onto the picket lines. This action demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that the union’s primary concern is not students’ welfare or educational excellence.  The strike is primarily ...