Posters and signs with strike slogans written on them. Signs are part of the GEO strike on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
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May 21, 2018

GEO Members Say Illinois Rep. Comments Are Insulting, Distracting

Members of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) said that State Rep. Jeanne Ives’ disparaging comments about graduate workers last week are a distraction from a bigger issue. Ives, a Republican from Wheaton, is opposed to legislation that would expand union rights to graduate research assistants.


Polling Place sign.
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May 18, 2018

Should The Voting Age Be Lowered?; ‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’; Food As Medicine; Rescuing Tortoises

On the 21st: An organization led by students wants to lower the voting age to 16. Plus, if you can't get enough of the musical 'Hamilton,' a new exhibit is coming to Chicago this fall. We also learn more about the idea of 'food as medicine,' and check in with the Shedd Aquarium about their efforts to rescue endangered tortoises in Madagascar.


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