Monthly Archives: March 2014

Women Profile–Amy Ramirez

Anyone who has visited Fiesta Cafe, Emerald City, or C-street over the last twenty years has probably met Amy Ramirez. She can be seen constantly on the move, serving food and drinks while chatting up old and new visitors alike. … Continue reading

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Women Profile–Renee Bever

Lindsey Renee Bever (A.A. Parkland College in Psychology, B.S. UIUC in Psychology, M.A. Suffolk University in Women’s Health) lives in Los Angeles, where she works with LGBTQ youth and spends time with her partner and friends that are family. If … Continue reading

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Women Profile–Ryan Cannon-Scott & Daphne Scott-Henderson

My name is Ryan Michelle Cannon-Scott, and I come by my entrepreneurial spirit quite honestly. My grandfather and uncles ran a successful neighborhood store on the South Side of Peoria, IL, long before I was born. As a teen I … Continue reading

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US Indicates Support for Regime Change in Venezuela; Once Again, South America Says No

By Mark Weisbrot, first appeared in the The Guardian, February 18, 2014. When is it considered legitimate to try and overthrow a democratically-elected government? In Washington, the answer has always been simple: when the US government says it is. Not … Continue reading

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Hungarians Debate their Nuclear Future

On the weekend of February 1-2, thousands of Hungarians took to the streets to oppose the government’s plans to double the capacity of the country’s only nuclear power plant, with construction and financing by Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The plant, at … Continue reading

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Tsinghua University and U of I –The first Chinese modern architect from U of I

The picture on the top is not Foellinger Auditorium at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, but the Grand Auditorium at Tsinghua University, one of the top universities in Beijing, China. It was said that the Grand Auditorium was built … Continue reading

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“Being Black At Illinois”

This photo from a recent protest on the quad, “Being Black At Illinois,” which also has a blog and Twitter following.  

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April 4-6: Books to Prisoners Book Sale

Ten years ago Urbana Champaign Books to Prisoners began its program of sending books through the mail at no cost to inmates in Illinois prisons.  Since then, over 92,000 books have been sent out to more than 14,000 inmates.  The … Continue reading

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Remembering Manni Brun

In January, this community lost a woman to whom it owes a great deal. Marianne (Manni) Brun passed away on January 6th. Manni and her husband Herbert, who was a professor of music composition, came to the university in 1963. … Continue reading

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Clinton Landfill Plans an Unacceptable Risk to the Mahomet Aquifer

By Stacy James Clinton Landfill, Inc. plans to store PCB-laden soil in its landfill above the Mahomet Aquifer, our drinking water supply! Opponents of this economically lucrative but environmentally risky venture are increasing in number as more and more people … Continue reading

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