Category Archives: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Red Tails, A Historically Accurate Film?

By Sundiata Cha-Jua Dr. Sundiata Cha-Jua is a Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously published at: http://illinois.edu/lb/article/72/59144 America’s first unit of African-American fighter pilots, the highly decorated Tuskegee … Continue reading

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Crisis for U of I President Hogan

U of I President Michael Hogan had little reason to enjoy his winter vacation. Not even his $600,000 plus salary could buy him a break.  Sometime around mid-semester, Hogan probably thought he was on a roll. His Enrollment Management Plan … Continue reading

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GEO Victory! Arbitrator Rules in Favor of Tuition Waivers

Tuition waivers have long been an important issue for graduate employees at the University of Illinois. As such, the recent arbitration victory for the Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) against the UIUC administration marks the beginning of another long battle regarding … Continue reading

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S.P.E.A.K. Cafe is Back!

SPEAK CAFE’…RACE, ROOTS, AND RESISTANCE: REVISITING THE BLACK POWER MOVEMENT! (OPEN MIC POETRY/SPOKEN WORD SET) Thursday Sept 1, 2011 Doors open at 6:30pm, set from 7-9pm Krannert ART Museum located at 500 E. Peabody on campus. take 4th St. south … Continue reading

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UIUC Disappoints Environmental Community

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs died off and left humans a parting gift—a vast supply of fossil fuels. Coal, natural gas, and oil are the black gold upon which society’s standard of living is built on today, and account for … Continue reading

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