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  • 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.

  • Juneteenth

    Today is a day of celebration and a reminder of the work that we as a university must commit to in order to undo anti-Black racism.

  • The Alma Mater Sculpture in the summer.

    U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DACA program

    We are most vibrant as a nation when we welcome and support the most vulnerable among us to excel in their academic, creative and professional endeavors. Today’s decision affirms those values.

  • Reflecting on the events in Minneapolis and beyond

    George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. We can say their names and we can help ensure that they are not allowed to be forgotten.

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