Monthly Archives: March 2010

Women’s Resources Center Celebrates First Anniversary

THE WOMEN’S RESOURCES CENTER at the University of Illinois celebrated its first anniversary on February 21st, 2010. A campus wide invitation was made to attend a luncheon and panel discussion with students and faculty who were integral in establishment of … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Educational Reform in Pakistan

DURING THE LAST DECADE, Pakistan’s declining educational system has raised serious concern at the national and international levels. This concern relates to the explosive rise of militancy, extremism and violence in the country. A major segment of discourse is devoted … Continue reading

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Why Dreams are Important

EVERY GRADE SCHOOL child associates these four words with Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream speech: “I have a dream.” But do they know what comes after? King lays out his dream world with clarity and conviction. It is a world … Continue reading

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UIUC Marches Forth for Public Education

ON MARCH 4TH, 2010 several organizations on the UIUC campus and people across the country gathered to “march forth” for a National Day of Action to Defend Public Education. At UIUC, more than 300 came together for a spirited rally … Continue reading

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From the Wisconsin Phalanx to the Lincoln Highway: The Life of Kate Baker Busey

AT A TIME WHEN OPPORTUNITIES and forums for women’s self-expression and social contributions were greatly limited, Kate Baker Busey became an early pioneer in fighting racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination through education and through organizing for social causes throughout her … Continue reading

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Roller Derby in C-U!

C-U ROLLERS HITS THE SCENE HARD! BY RACHEL STORM—WHAT DO ROLLER SKATES, tattoos, fishnets, and punk all have in common? Well, roller derby, of course! This women-only contact sport that dates back to the 1920s is ready to punch Champaign-Urbana … Continue reading

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