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  • Alma Mater statue

    Reaffirmation of Our Commitment

    The diversity of our community and the perspectives, talents, and life experiences reflected within it fuel our creativity, advance deep, critical thinking, as well as the innovations needed to address racism and social disparities to improve the world and lives.

  • Call to Action: Next Steps Forward

    It is now time for this university to place our deep abundance of knowledge, will, and expertise into motion to change the assumptions that inform our decisions to consider the necessary and difficult questions that we need to ask of ourselves as a university.

  • Engineering Hall

    NAGPRA UPDATE: MORATORIUM

    Effective September 15, 2020, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will implement a moratorium on research, teaching, display, imaging, and circulation of human remains and cultural items that are potentially subject to NAGPRA at the University.

  • Altgeld Bell Tower framed by clouds on a summer day.

    A New University Call to Action to Address Racism and Social Injustice

    Systemic racism and generationally embedded racial disparity are two of the greatest challenges facing our society. It is time for this university to issue this new and unequivocal Call to Action to address these embedded and persisting disparities at every level.

  • Lauren R. Aronson, an associate clinical professor of law and the director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the U. of I. College of Law

    Where does the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program stand?

    Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its favor, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program remains a stopgap measure.

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