Leaving UIS behind

Ken Pacha, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

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It is that time again, the time where the semester starts creeping up on you, when final papers are due, and studying becomes a necessity...for some of us at least. For others, while those preparations are going on, there is an... Read more »

A year of ‘progress and achievement’

Alexander Johnson, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

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The annual graduation commencement ceremony for UIS will be held Saturday, May 16, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield, starting at 4 p.m. “This is going to be our largest commencement in our... Read more »

Black Graduation: A momentous occasion

Destiney Boyd, Multimedia Editor

May 6, 2015

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On Friday, May 8, the UIS Black Student Union (BSU) will host the annual Black Graduation ceremony in Brookens Auditorium. Aside from the official commencement ceremony scheduled to take place on May 15, the graduating African-American... Read more »

Lavender Graduation:Annual celebration

Raven Wilson, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

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Lavender graduation is an opportunity for members of the LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied) community to be recognized for their achievements and contributions to UIS. It is also a... Read more »

Alumni Office, Development merge

Ken Pacha, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

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There are always changes happening on the UIS campus, and one of those changes could have a noticeable effect on UIS students. The UIS Alumni Resources (UISAR) office and the Office of Development (OoD) are merging into one department... Read more »

A changing climate in a changing world

John Kurecki, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015

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Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte, the Timnick Humanities Chair at Michigan State University’s department of philosophy, kicked off UIS Earth Week by giving a lecture on April 20 on the importance of recognizing the impact of climate change... Read more »

Floating into oblivion: A humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean

Ken Pacha, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015

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On Saturday, April 18, in the dark of the night, a tugboat carrying over 800 refugees capsized, causing the death of almost everyone on board, with only 24 survivors pulled from the turbulent waters. The boat was about 60 miles... Read more »

Tenure questions remain

Marc Cox, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015

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On April 17, Chancellor Susan Koch decided to officially deny tenure to Suzanne Borland, a legal studies professor, sparking a flurry of attention on social media sites, as well as on change.org. Breanna Hunt, a junior at UIS... Read more »

Who is Yoda?

Who is Yoda?

April 29, 2015