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Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

By Alexandra Yetter

February 22, 2019

Illinois House representatives are working to pass a bill to establish an electronic rape kit tracking system to tackle a processing backlog, but Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting commissio...

Library showcases associate professor’s new book

Library showcases associate professor’s new book

December 5, 2018

On the third floor of the Library, walls are lined with film posters from the 1950s and images of the Puerto Rican jibaros, inhabitants of the rural regions of Puerto Rico. Jibaros are one of the central ...

Editor’s Note: Betsy DeVos proposes changes to Title IX regulations

Editor’s Note: Betsy DeVos proposes changes to Title IX regulations

November 26, 2018

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has proposed several changes to Title IX regulations introduced under the Obama administration, and she is receiving support from those in favor of clearer guidelines...

Cook County voters want legal marijuana revenue to fund schools

Cook County voters want legal marijuana revenue to fund schools

November 22, 2018

Before the midterm election, Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker campaigned on his support of marijuana legalization in Illinois, suggesting that this legislation could reduce opioid overdoses, help reform the crimin...

International students could unknowingly be in violation of visa status

International students could unknowingly be in violation of visa status

November 8, 2018

This article has been updated to include statements from Vice Provost of Global Education Marcelo Sabatés and Clare Lake, Director of International Student Services.  International students who hold F, J and M visas could ...

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

November 5, 2018

Empty loft spaces and closed businesses have been repurposed into open concept galleries welcoming artists to curate and display their work. A new studio in Bronzeville is adding to the growing art scen...

Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

Veterans face hurdles when seeking access to medical marijuana

By Jermaine Nolen

October 22, 2018

Illinois military veterans are being left behind  in the  war on opioid addiction, even though Illinois permits doctors to recommend medical marijuana as an alternative to other drugs. Post-traumatic stress disorder—...

Gold Cup Final to shine at Soldier Field

Gold Cup Final to shine at Soldier Field

October 8, 2018

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced Sept. 27 that its 2019 Gold Cup Final will be hosted at Soldier Field.The tournament is held every two ...

Artists illustrate creative ways to display work during campus panel

Artists illustrate creative ways to display work during campus panel

October 5, 2018

Stickers of a Buddha character with punk-rock features can be found scattered across the Chicagoland area. Junior cinema art and science major Xzavier Weed created this character, which has gained attention from  artists worldwide, he said, during a “On & Off the Walls...

Title IX resources available to students

Title IX resources available to students

October 2, 2018

With raised awareness and emphasis on allowing survivors to be heard as a result of the Me Too movement, more allegations of sexual abuse are revealed every day. Students have resources such as Title IX, as well as outside options, to help them if they were to be abused. “A l...

Textbook fund could open access to educational materials

Textbook fund could open access to educational materials

October 1, 2018

Colleges will soon be awarded grant money to help pay for textbooks after an additional $5 million in funding was allocated to the Open Textbooks Pilot Program.Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the pro...

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

May 7, 2018

While many celebrate the arrival of summer and take advantage of the warmer weather, Puerto Ricans worry about their survival as they prepare for another hurricane season nearly a year after Hurricane...

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