This is about changing the narrative in the hopes of having an enduring effect on social interaction. Otherwise, it's just so much talk. That doesn't mean we all agree on every issue. But we can share an appreciation of fundamental values of equality.
What if we had a different conversation where we responded to racism -- chronic or acute -- by seeking out meaningful relationships with the diverse people around us, finding common ground, and telling the story of mutual respect and inspiration? What if this was the culture we perpetuated?
No one knows me here. There are some days when I feel invisible. I can walk around campus without recognizing anybody. To these people, I'm just another student, an anonymous face in the crowd.
For the better part of a decade, Illinois' public universities have been battling ever-shrinking state funding. That's driven tuition costs up.
We took the U.S. News & World Report's ranking of universities in America and boiled it down to Illinois schools.
There are a handful of bills in the General Assembly seeking to change the state constitution to allow Illinois to drop its one-rate-for-all income tax system and implement a progressive income tax. But so far there's been no legislative push to get things moving.
Without a seismic change in values that venerates historical cultures of excellence in conjunction with a celebration of scientific, professional, and technical achievement, there can be no restoration of the humanities.
Being aware of the environmental costs that unsustainable farming and eating practices can have on the environment, and making food choices accordingly, can help to fight climate change and protect the environment.
The YMCA at the University of Illinois isn't a place where you show up to swim. It is a place where you learn to show up in the world on behalf of vulnerable people and failing eco systems.
I, for one, always felt smarter when I was drinking. I felt fatter, sweatier and smellier, as well, but that's not really the point. I wasn't drinking to make myself more attractive. I was drinking to make the rest of you more attractive.
I chose to register to vote and mail in my ballot today because I didn't want to continue being that girl who talks about change and service -- but doesn't act on it. Now, I'm not trying to twist anyone's arm who legitimately doesn't want to vote.
The importance of urban research universities is clearly manifest in the scale of the impact, the "footprint," of the university in its city. By late in the last decade, urban research universities were among the top employers in every one of their respective cities.
Each team wrote the A.I. for a computer game. The contest is then the A.I.s from each team fighting each other where one will reign victorious over the others on the field of battle.
This upcoming January will see the first intercollegiate programming code war, with multiple teams competing from most of the top computer science colleges in the country.
The cruel, cold months of December and January bring warmth to the hearts of college football fans everywhere -- but only if their Division I team is involved in one of the thirty-five scheduled "major" college bowl games.
Who should have a right to determine union membership -- the boss or the employees? The administration of the University of Illinois should stop trying to divide and conquer its faculty and come to the table to begin collective bargaining in good faith.