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UIS response to sexual assault brought under question

Bryanna Shinall, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

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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

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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

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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...

Campus Senate: Athletic training program eliminated

Sean Blackwell, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

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The Campus Senate returned to work following the winter respite and quickly passed Resolution 46-10 with zero dissent, effectively eliminating the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree at UIS before the program got off...

SGA addresses international students’ concerns

Megan Swett, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017

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Various issues regarding the rights and expectations of university care for international students were discussed at Sunday night’s Student Government Association meeting. Multiple proposed resolutions addressed several of the...

Debate over resolution readings revived – SGA

Megan Swett, Assistant Editor for News/Copy Editor

November 30, 2016

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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...

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