UI senate OKs adding courses on non-Western, minority cultures to required list

URBANA — Starting in fall 2018, every University of Illinois student will be required to take a course in U.S. minority culture in order to graduate.

To Your Health: Summer meals program provides important service

By Irisha Clark

Summer break for school is almost here, which means the homework and tests are almost over for the students. What is also almost over is school-provided meals.

Two more swastikas found drawn in UI Armory

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois police are investigating two swastikas drawn inside the UI Armory, 505 E. Armory Ave., over the weekend.

According to a police report, one swastika was drawn with a marker inside an elevator. A second swastika was later found on a wall next to the elevator on the first floor.

UI Academic Senate to discuss change to required courses

URBANA — A proposal requiring all University of Illinois undergraduates to take a course in both non-Western cultures and U.S. minority culture will go before the campus Academic Senate today.

Top of the morning, May 2, 2016

I know people who have been out of college for years and still have finals nightmares:

— You think you're going to the first class of the semester, only to find that today is the final.

— You arrive at the classroom just as everyone is handing in the completed exam and leaving the room.

— You walk into class naked.

UI non-tenure-track faculty vote unanimously to call off strike

URBANA — One day after non-tenure-track faculty union members reached a tentative contract agreement contract with the University of Illinois, they voted unanimously Sunday to call off their 2-day-old strike.

'A special dance'

As do many in her hometown of Westville, Joyce Miller remembers the May Fete tradition at the high school.

Before graduating in 1968, she and other girls at the school helped stage the dance and music event that started in 1923 to welcome spring and to pay tribute to the senior girls.

Some area districts would take a hit under Rauner proposal

Under Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed new funding formula, St. Joseph-Ogden High School would receive a whopping $47,919 less in state aid than it's used to getting.

But it could be worse. Twenty miles south in tiny Broadlands, Heritage schools would take a $110,522 hit — the most severe in the area.

UPDATED: Campus condemns swastikas at 3 UI buildings

Updated 1:57 p.m. Friday

Campus and religious leaders are decrying symbols once used by Nazis drawn in University of Illinois campus buildings.

Poet laureate spends time with students, faculty at UI

URBANA — At noon Thursday, University of Illinois senior Katie Pollman stopped by the Department of Latina/Latino Studies building, wanting to meet and hear U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

Afterward, she called the "Inside Scoop" lunch with the nation's first Latino Poet Laureate "incredible."