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SGA appoints new senators, debates new resolutions

Megan Swett, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2017

Filed under Campus News, Journal Archives, Student Affairs

The SGA appointed four new senators and both adopted and suspended several resolutions at Sunday evening’s meeting. The senators appointed include Vincent Joseph as graduate student senator, Konner Beer as senator for business...

Campus administrators address the Campus Senate and international student safety

Sean Blackwell, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

Filed under Campus News, Journal Archives, Student Affairs, Top Stories

The Campus Senate turned into a contentious town hall meeting last Friday, as campus administrators addressed the issue of “International Student Safety,” while fielding questions and comments concerning the university’s...

Status updates on SGA shuttle initiatives

Megan Swett, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2017

Filed under Campus News, Journal Archives, Student Affairs

As mentioned at Dr. Clarice Ford’s Real Talk discussion panel on Monday, Jan. 30, the SGA has arranged for Friday night shuttle transportation from campus to the downtown area. The shuttle leaves from TRAC at 10 p.m. and buses...

UIS response to sexual assault brought under question

Bryanna Shinall, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

Filed under Campus News, Journal Archives, Top Stories

Several professors have expressed concern over the administration’s handling of the alleged sexual assault and UIS’s reaction to allegations that they failed to adequately respond to the assault. “I think it may have...

Targeted verification

Sean Blackwell, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

Filed under Campus News, Journal Archives, Top Stories

The UIS Office of Financial Assistance met with the Journal to address the concerns of UIS students who may feel targeted by the seemingly prying process of verification, which entails the submission of additional documentation...

Illinois proposes a ‘Sugar Tax’ to potentially ease budget concerns

Aeriel Storey, Assistant Editor for Features

February 2, 2017

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, State News, Top Stories

The Illinois General Assembly proposed a new tax on sugary drinks, such as soda, in a new bill proposed as the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Act. This proposal, Senate Bill 9, will increase the cost of sugary drinks by one...

U of I leaders and alumni seek to secure state funding with IPAC bill

Sean Blackwell, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, News, Top Stories

Hoping to stem the tide of stress it has caused students, faculty, and staff, President Tim Killeen and the University of Illinois Board of Trustees have proposed the University of Illinois Investment, Performance, and Accountability...

Bachelor’s degree in athletic training eliminated, UIS pushes for master’s

Aeriel Storey, Assistant Editor for Features

February 1, 2017

Filed under Campus News, Features, Journal Archives, Student Affairs

On Jan. 20, the UIS Campus Senate approved the elimination of the proposed Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree. This change occurred after the university received approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education...

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