Race Unity Committee hosting Restorative Justice Meeting

November 19, 2014

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Race Unity Committee hosting Restorative Justice Meeting Monday, Nov. 24, at Lincoln Library in Springfield   The Springfield Race Unity Committee is hosting a  public meeting... Read more »

Election Brief

Marc Cox, Assistant Editor for News

November 13, 2014

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The 2014 United States election did not include the presidential position on the ballot, yet it still produced a political display of “fireworks”. At the national level, the Republicans took control of the Senate and they... Read more »

Police Beat 11/12

November 13, 2014

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Complaint  Oct. 27, 2014 at 8:25 p.m. at Eliza Farnham Drive Officers were dispatched to a report of multiple subjects playing football in the middle of the street. Upon arrival officers spoke with the subjects and... Read more »

Resignation settlement released under FOIA request

Duane Malany , Staff Writer

November 12, 2014

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The former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Tim Barnett, resigned Aug. 5 this year. Unconfirmed rumors have surrounded the university this semester in regards to why Barnett decided to resign. The resignation agreement... Read more »

Department chairs say meeting with Provost, and others ‘tense’

Duane Malany , Staff Writer

November 12, 2014

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On Oct. 8, Provost Lynn Pardie hosted a meeting for UIS department chairs where they were told they could not be part of the faculty unionization. The meeting resulted in confusion and some department chairs walking out. In... Read more »

UIS hosted the first ‘Nearly Naked Mile’

Marc Cox, Assisstant Editor for News

November 12, 2014

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On Nov. 6, 27 participants braved the frigid weather conditions and ran in the inaugural “Nearly Naked Mile” charity event. The purpose of the event was to benefit the Land of Lincoln Goodwill. The Volunteer and Civic Engagement... Read more »

UIS hosts ‘Know Your Rights’ forum

Josh Lawson, Assistant Editor for Features

November 12, 2014

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The “Know Your Rights” forum took place last week, informing students on their rights against unreasonable search and seizure. Young Americans for Liberty at UIS hosted the event. The 4th Amendment is a hot topic amongst... Read more »

Unemployment rate in Illinois

November 7, 2014

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The unemployment rate in Illinois is expected to keep decreasing. Illinois state officials have shown that the state’s unemployment rate has improved for seven consecutive months, with the rate currently at 6.6 percent (NBC... Read more »

Trick or Treating for canned goods

Jessica Bayer, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

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While some were out partying and others were buried deep within their studies, 197 students braved the cold on Halloween night in order to collect food for the Central Illinois Food Bank. Those 197 students were signed up on... Read more »

University of Illinois alum needs operation

Marc Cox, Assistant Editor for News

November 5, 2014

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In 1962, John Spinello invented the world-famous board game Operation, and, over 50 years later, he is struggling to afford an operation of his own.  Spinello, a Chicago native, is in need of a $25,000 oral surgery, according... Read more »

UIS faculty may unionize soon

Duane Malany , Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

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UIS faculty members are organizing to unionize this semester. The organizing efforts are being run by the Illinois Federation of Teachers.  Efforts have quietly been taking place for the last two years and have recently been... Read more »