Monthly Archives: March 2014

“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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University of Illinois at Chicago Faculty Union Goes on Strike: What Are the Stakes?

On February 18-19, 2014 the University of Illinois at Chicago faculty union staged a strike joined by more than 1000 faculty, students, and other supporters, and that received widespread media attention locally and nationally. With no appreciable progress made on … Continue reading

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Why Tenured Professors Need Unions

I once got stuck in an airplane sitting next to an off-duty pilot. As we sat on the runway for an hour, only to find that we had to change flight crews and pilots because of the long delay, a … Continue reading

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