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The Kingfisher is Flying to Illinois

In 2007 the UIUC Board of Trustees acknowledged the opposition of faculty, student organizations, and NCAA guidelines prohibiting the use of race-based mascots in intercollegiate athletics, and voted to eliminate “Chief Illiniwek” as the campus mascot. Tired of waiting for … Continue reading

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What Difference Can a Mascot Make?

Champaign-Urbana, IL, 2011 — When I first arrived at the University of Illinois as a new Ph.D. student in 2009, I had no opinion about the retired mascot nor did I really care. Like many people it was inconceivable to … Continue reading

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