Monthly Archives: May 2009

Racial Profiling Incident Leads to Police Shooting of “Toto” Kaiyewu

A PRESS CONFERENCE WAS HELD at the Independent Media Center with the family of Oluwatofunmi Kaiyewu, a 23 year-old medical student who was killed by police on April 6, 2009. This bizarre series of events began in the former “sundown … Continue reading

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Press Release from the Native American House

PUBLIC ART EXHIBIT AT NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSE VANDALIZED AGAIN APRIL 7, 2009 Three signs that are part of the “Beyond the Chief” exhibit outside Native American House and American Indian Studies buildings were vandalized between Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon. … Continue reading

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The High Costs of Provincialism

IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS department where I teach, the golf pencils used in student evaluations of faculty at semester‘s end have to be signed out and dutifully returned to staff. Obsessive re-collecting of the tiny pencils always gets a … Continue reading

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GEO Fights for a Living Wage

BARGAINING IN AN ATMOSPHERE of fiscal crisis is difficult. There is a temptation to maneuver conservatively, hoping only to hold one‘s ground. However, for those of us who are graduate employees, the current and future stewards of higher education, the … Continue reading

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