Posters and signs with strike slogans written on them. Signs are part of the GEO strike on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Public Media
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.

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A student portraying the retired Chief Illiniwek.
Honor the Chief Society
April 11, 2018

‘Critical Conversations’ Events Aim To Bridge Divide Over Chief Illiniwek

To some, Chief Illiniwek is an honored symbol of the University of Illinois that should be preserved. And to others, he’s a racist stereotype that had to go. The University of Illinois hosted the first of a series of “Critical Conversations” events, which aim to help the campus and community move forward more than a decade after the Chief was retired.

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