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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 08, 2008

A New Native American Face on Campus

The next director of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois says the debate over Chief Illiniwek severely hampered the program in the past. Robert Warrior (left), currently an English professor at the University of Oklahoma, says the symbol's retirement brings a unique opportunity when he takes over the program this fall. He told AM 580's Jeff Bossert that the change at the UI led him to accept the job.

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Categories: Education, Race/Ethnicity