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The Journal

Megan Swett
Megan Swett is the Editor-in-Chief for The Journal, a position she took in spring 2017. She is seeking her master's degree in public affairs reporting. She was raised in O'Fallon, IL, which is mid-size town about 20 minutes outside of St. Louis. She has been writing for most of her life and aims to pursue a career in print journalism. Megan took over as editor-in-chief in spring 2017.

Megan Swett, Editor-in-Chief

Sep 20, 2017
UIS enrollment drops for fall 2017 (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
Chancellor talks budget and campus climate at senate meeting (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
Former UIS employee pleads guilty to criminal sexual abuse (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
Women’s Center remains open (Photo)
May 03, 2017
Mary Jane’s Café set to reopen as replacement for Stars Lounge (Photo)
May 03, 2017
A year in review (Story/Photo)
May 03, 2017
UIS United Faculty calls for strike in response to contract negotiations (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
Bubble Buddies taste SWEET VICTORY (Photo)
Apr 26, 2017
Old debates and new senators at Campus Senate (Story)
Apr 14, 2017
UIS United Faculty votes for potential strike (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
Reviewing the referenda (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
SGA adopts nine new resolutions in one of their last meetings (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
New resolution debates and potential policy changes (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
Supernaturally charming (Story)
Apr 04, 2017
Campus lighting, new appointments, and student fee allocations among the issues discussed (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Chancellor Koch addresses Campus Senate (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
SGA elections approach (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
New provost named (Story)
Mar 09, 2017
Safety steps on campus (Story/Photo)
Mar 09, 2017
The realities of rape culture (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
SGA appoints new senators, debates new resolutions (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
Dodgeball club provides stress relief and fun for UIS students (Photo)
Feb 15, 2017
Change coming to the residence halls (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
Status updates on SGA shuttle initiatives (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
Real Talk panel address sexual assualt (Story)
Feb 01, 2017
Former UIS employee charged with two counts of sexual assault (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
SGA addresses international students’ concerns (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
U of I approves third consecutive tuition freeze (Story)
Nov 30, 2016
Debate over resolution readings revived – SGA (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
The most commonly used drug in the world (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
‘Black Faces, White Spaces’ and shifting the consciousness of the environmental movement (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Student fee increase and bus route cuts addressed by SGA (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
Lincoln and the leg (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
The turbulent Townshend brothers and the American Revolution (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
The Scottish Play (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
SGA amends bylaws after heated discussion on transparency and efficiency (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
IDO honors Hindu goddess in fourth annual Durga Dance (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Celebrating Queertober and the LGBT+ community (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Restoring the Florida panhandle (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Ghost tour takes guests to local ‘haunts’ (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
WU students politically engaged during second presidential debate (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
Raising awareness and providing education: Queertober 2016 (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
Sex Ed Boot Camp: ‘Erotic enlightenment’ (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
Culture jamming:Advertising and the public sphere (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
Clinton and Trump face off on first presidential debate stage (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
Taking a ‘Byte’ out of the future (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
Campus cohesiveness and student safety discussed by new SGA (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
Rights of birthright citizens (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
Educator Jane Elliot presents at UIS, meet with protestors (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
Native American protests halt construction on Dakota Access Pipeline (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
Pokemon Go isn’t going anywhere (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
New Student Organization spreads awareness about living with disabilities (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Short-term study program in Cuba planned for fall 2017 (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Crows Mill Pub damaged in fire (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Student Union moving forward as planned (Story)
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