University of Illinois
The group studying whether the University of Illinois should have its first ever mascot is having its final meeting Friday evening.
Mark Schaer is co-chair of the Illinois Student Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the Exploration of a University Mascot. Chief Illiniwek, the former symbol of the school, was retired in 2007.
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The head of the non-tenure faculty union at the University of Illinois said any work stoppages would be short to begin with.
CHAMPAIGN — The noted activist Malcolm X wrote one of the most influential autobiographies of the late 20th century, but little is widely known about the woman who shaped his early life: his mother, Louise Little.
URBANA — Defamatory messages scribbled in chalk near the University of Illinois Quad led Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson to remind the campus Wednesday of the “painful” impact offensive messages can have.
SPRINGFIELD — The state no longer would be able to deny a professional license or a license renewal to someone who defaulted on a student loan under a bill approved Wednesday by a Senate committee.
On an 8-2 party-line vote, the Senate Licensed Activities and Pensions Committee approved SB 2236 sponsored by Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign.
SPRINGFIELD — Colleges in Illinois would not be allowed to ask prospective students about criminal convictions during the admissions process under a bill approved Tuesday by the House Higher Education Committee.
The legislation, HB 4446, is sponsored by Rep. Barbara Wheeler, R-Crystal Lake. It was approved on a 16-1 roll call.
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Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) was on campus at the University of Illinois on Tuesday for a Campus Safety Summit. Davis talked with Scott Beatty about that along with issues related to agriculture and the presidential campaign.
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URBANA — The latest divestment effort at the University of Illinois may not meet quite the same resistance that prolonged the campaign against apartheid in the 1980s.