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Update still loading: Online privacy has a major glitch

By Editorial Board

March 26, 2018

Our right to privacy is under constant threat, and we don’t seem to mind.In January, the online chat service Discord shut down a group used to distribute doctored content of female celebrities in pornographic videos made without their consent. The members of the “deepfakes” group created the videos with FakeApp, an artificial intelligence program allowing users to place images of people onto footage. Members had rule...

Convincing Case for SRI

By Sponsored Content

March 8, 2018

I could use help making a convincing investment argument to my dad, who is a lifelong investor. I’m currently studying environmental science and have a job lined up after graduation with the Environmental Protection Agency, so you could say I’m a die-hard outdoors enthusiast. For my upcoming birthday in March, I’m trying to convince my dad to make some investments on my behalf.The problem is that I just recently learned abou...

Transphobic state laws must be addressed nationally

By Associate Editor

April 4, 2016

A controversial bill signed into law March 23 by Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has banned transgender residents from using public facilities such as bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity rather than their assigned sex at birth.While under legislative deliberation, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act was criticized by several organizations, including the American Civil...

Budget concerns addressed at Faculty Senate

Budget concerns addressed at Faculty Senate

May 11, 2015

Michelle Gates, CFO and vice president of Business Affairs, visited the Faculty Senate May 8, continuing the conversation surrounding the 2015—2016 fiscal year budget.According to Gates, the proposed budget...

Denied FOIA requests shed light on phone trackers

Denied FOIA requests shed light on phone trackers

April 6, 2015

Chicago resident and political activist Freddy Martinez filed a second lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department in September for not responding to his Freedom of Information Act requests about h...

Athlete Profile: Anthony Wistocki

Athlete Profile: Anthony Wistocki

By Copy Editor

January 27, 2014

Anthony Wistocki kindled his love of soccer and firefighting growing up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago in the Homer Glen-Lockport area. His impressive soccer career began in preschool and eventua...

Obama campaign visits Chicago

By Vanessa Morton

January 17, 2012

With his first term in office nearing an end, President Barack Obama began his fight for re-election as he made his first campaign stop in his home city.Long lines sprawled out of the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, on Jan. 11, for a chance to hear the president speak about his plans and hopes for the future of the country.But the president’s trip back home wasn’t filled with warm welcome...

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