Monthly Archives: November 2007

Open Letter To Chancellor Richard Herman

Dear Chancellor Herman: I just finish reading the media advisory notice that states: “As administrators planned this year’s Homecoming parade, they created a policy that they interpreted was in keeping with the retirement directive. In reviewing that policy, Chancellor Richard … Continue reading

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A Native Blogger in Pursuit of Social Justice

AS A PROFESSOR, IT IS IMPORTANT that I publish my research in academic and professional journals that will lead to tenure, but as a Native parent and former schoolteacher, I know that those journals are not readily available to people … Continue reading

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Land Of The Chief & Home Of Modern Blackface Minstrelsy

U OF I GRADUATE SAMSON RAPHAELSON is enjoying a nice little comeback, a quarter of a century after his death. Members of the marching band might recognize the name. A song that he co-authored in the 1920s has recently turned … Continue reading

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University of Illinois’ First Indian

MEDICAL PHYSICIAN, CHEMIST, CLASS PRESIDENT, writer, independent media publisher, activist, caricaturist, and Indian are but a few of the roles and identities held by the University of Illinois’ first Native American graduate of the Class of 1884. Carlos Montezuma, Yavapai … Continue reading

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Giant Slayers? SEIU Takes on the University

WITH STRIKES REACHING THE VANISHING POINT in the United States, a fascinating David and Goliath drama is unfolding on the University of Illinois campus, with little fanfare or media attention. THE CONTENDERS In the far corner, wearing the orange and … Continue reading

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Champaign Landlords Now Permitted To Discriminate Against Section 8 Voucher Holders

ON OCTOBER 9, 2007, Champaign officials turned back the clock on efforts to protect the city’s most vulnerable citizens from discrimination in housing. By a 6-3 vote, the City Council amended Champaign’s Human Rights Ordinance, thereby allowing landlords to refuse … Continue reading

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