Monthly Archives: November 2013

My Walter

Cope Cumpston When I met Walter in Boston we were calligraphers in love with words and letterforms, pioneer members of the Lettering Arts Guild of Boston. I was editing its newsletter, and he was the treasurer. I went over budget … Continue reading

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Raising Concerns about Chinese Students’ Mental Health

Yongfei Ci is a 6th-year-PhD student in University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. While he is majoring in math here, this semester he went to Brown University to do research. But on September 28th, Ci returned to Urbana and murdered his ex-girlfriend … Continue reading

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Six Community Organizations Ask Urbana Council for a Study Session on Racial Disparities in Police Stops

October 7, 2013 The Urbana Police Department (UPD) has been reporting traffic stop data to the State of Illinois for nine years, 2004 through 2012.  City data trends and patterns of traffic law enforcement can now be discerned and documented … Continue reading

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21st Century Slavery, Electronic Style

Somewhere in the middle of a November night in 2009 I got a phone call from my then 95 year old mother. She said she had chest pains, had already phoned 911 and thought she was having a heart attack.  … Continue reading

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Transgender Justice and Prisons

Onni Gust (Onni Gust is originally from London, UK, where she took part in social justice activism and education, particularly on LGBT rights and racism. Onni arrived in Champaign-Urbana in August 2013 and is a post-doctoral fellow at the Illinois … Continue reading

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Audrey Wells piece

Champaign-Urbana, a cultural outpost on the prairie, the Timbuktu of its day, treasures and protects its gems. The Art Theater is one of those gems. Without driving to Chicago or making one’s way to the cinema meccas of New York … Continue reading

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