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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...

Companies look for internships, experience in addition to grades

By Drake Pena

January 27, 2015

The New Year brings with it different weather, different opportunities and maybe even different people. But for college students everywhere, the New Year also brings a fierce competition for a limited numbers of internships. Heather Zike, an academic advisor in the College of Media, has worked with ...

Counseling center kicks off National Suicide Prevention Week

Flags flap in the wind on the Bardeen Quad during a 2014 event sponsored by the Counseling Center for National Suicide Prevention Week, which started Monday. Workers from the Counseling Center placed 1100 flags on the quad yesterday morning to represent the approximately 1100 college students who commit suicide each year. Passersby could then write encouraging messages to show their support.

By Edward Gathercoal

September 9, 2014

The Engineering Quad was dotted with over 1,100 white flags on Monday, representing the approximate number of college students that commit suicide each year. The event was held to start off National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW), held from Sept. 7-13. The campaign strives to raise awareness about the i...