Monthly Archives: August 2007

Orchard Downs: The Fate of a Community

Orchard Downs is University-owned 160-acre site of graduate student housing – bordered by Race Street, Kirby Avenue and Windsor Road in Urbana. Chancellor Herman’s Strategic Plan for the Urbana campus requires that Orchard Downs be redeveloped over the next few … Continue reading

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A Garden Hills Resident Responds

A recent shooting in Garden Hills has generated several news reports and concerns within the community. On July 14, 2007 an article appeared in the News Gazette where it is said that community leaders met with the resident and police … Continue reading

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A Civil Liberties Case From Champaign

The story of the PEOPLE of the STATE OF ILLINOIS ex reI. VASHTI McCOLLUM v. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 71, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, et al (333 US 203, 1948) has largely been forgotten. The action arose as … Continue reading

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