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Debate over resolution readings revived – SGA

Megan Swett, Assistant Editor for News/Copy Editor

November 30, 2016

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Features, Top Stories

In their last meeting of fall 2016, the Student Government Association (SGA) revisited concerns about resolution 10, which was adopted on Oct. 23. The resolution amended SGA bylaws to forgo the previously established policy of... Read more »

2016 general election results for Sangamon County

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, National News, News, Politics, Top Stories

In the 2016 general election cycle, Sangamon County had a slight increase of 4.5 percent in voter turnout or 99,402 (72.92 percent) of registered voters casting ballots at the polls compared to the 2012 election with only 95,156... Read more »

UIS community reacts to election of Trump

Sean Blackwell, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

Filed under Archives, Campus News, News

In the wake of the historic election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, the UIS community reacted with an outpouring of contrasting emotions and concerns about the future. Leading up to the election,... Read more »

Illinois’s heroin epidemic

Alexander Camp, Assistant Editor for Sports

November 16, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, News

Over the past decade and a half, the addictive drug heroin has ravaged parts of the country. From 2002 to 2013, “the number of people who report heroin use within the past year more than doubled from 314,000 in 2007 to 681,000... Read more »

Harm Reduction Model: Legalizing drug use may provide viable alternative to the War on Drugs

Sean Blackwell, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, News

Officially launched in June of 1971 by President Richard Nixon, the War on Drugs is thought by many to be a colossal failure. In the wake of the 1960s, an era marked by dramatic social and political change and, yes, drug use,... Read more »

Specialized court system helps addicts achieve sobriety

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, News

This November, Sangamon County’s Drug Treatment Court will be coming up on its six-year anniversary of helping drug-addicted defendants with treatment and support to achieve sobriety. Drug Treatment Court operates differently... Read more »

Popping pills

Erik Thulien, Columnist

November 16, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, News

Growing up in Appleton, Wisconsin, just 30 minutes south of Green Bay, Brett Favre was one of my heroes. The unpredictable gunslinger who, until Peyton Manning surpassed him in touchdown passes in 2014, held the NFL record for... Read more »

Police Beat 11/9/16

November 9, 2016

Filed under News, Police Beat

University of Illinois Springfield Police Department reported responding to the following incidents for the period of Oct. 30 to Nov. 6. Criminal Damage to Property 11/1/2016 10:12 p.m. at Trillium Court Parking Lot ... Read more »

‘Black Faces, White Spaces’ and shifting the consciousness of the environmental movement

Megan Swett, Assistant Editor for News

November 9, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

As Dr. Carolyn Finney grew up 30 minutes outside of Manhattan, she watched her parents care for the land of a wealthy white family’s vacation home. The Tishmans hired Finney’s parents as caretakers, allowing Finney’s... Read more »

Campus Senate recap: Blackboard changing in the future?

Jessey Bruce, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

The Academic Technology Committee presented a report detailing the possible pilot run of the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), a system intended to replace Blackboard, at the Campus Senate meeting on Nov. 4. While there... Read more »

Student fee increase and bus route cuts addressed by SGA

Megan Swett, Assistant Editor for News

November 9, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

Student costs and fees may be increasing, according to SGA President Austin Mehmet’s report at Sunday night’s Student Government Association meeting. The increases originate from various sources. Housing costs in the townhouses... Read more »