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  • The Illini Union at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    A message on today's trial outcome in Minneapolis

    As a university, as a community, as a nation and as individuals of conscience, we must fully and permanently dismantle the conditions of systemic racism and social injustice that play out so disastrously and disproportionately for too many families of people of color on a daily basis in our country.

  • Yossi Klein Halevi and Mohammad Darawshe to Speak April 6th

    Yossi Klein Halevi and Mohammad Darawshe, two internationally-recognized thinkers on navigating the deeply-held divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will speak during a live Zoom event moderated by Chancellor Robert J. Jones on Tuesday, April 6 at 12 pm. This event is free and registration is open to the public. Register at

  • Announcing the Call to Action Research Program

    The Call to Action to Address Racism and Social Injustice Research Program is an important step forward as we seek to transform the way our own university supports, prioritizes and recognizes the research of scholars working on issues of systemic racism and bias in the United States.

  • Atgeld Hall Carillon at the University of Illinois on a partly cloudy day.

    Statement on the rise of anti-Asian violence across the nation

    To our Asian and Asian American students, faculty, staff and community members, we want you to know that you are not alone. We recognize the collective anxiety, fear and trauma that can result from violent acts, even those committed hundreds or thousands of miles away. We stand with you in solidarity as we continue the work necessary to advance the values of equity and inclusion for all.

  • The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois on a clear, spring day.

    University of Illinois Introduces New Scholarship to Expand Access to Veterinary Profession

    University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine today announced a new $500,000 scholarship to help advance diversity within the veterinary profession. The Hadley Family DOVE (Diversifying Opportunity in Veterinary Education) Scholarship is generously provided by Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Denyse Hadley and their six children.

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