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  • Celebrating Juneteenth 2021

    Juneteenth – also called Emancipation Day or Jubilee– celebrates the emancipation of African Americans in the United States from slavery. Below is a list of some of the events sponsored many different local organizations this year around our community.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Recent Incident of Targeted Vandalism Near Campus

    As a campus community, we cannot allow disrespectful and hostile acts to happen without comment and condemnation. Anonymous, targeted vandalism of expressions of personal and national identity create a climate of fear and distrust, threatening a sense of inclusion and safety that is foundational to our campus community.

  • News Release: 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration to Reflect on Positions of Conscience

    The Rev. Dr. William J Barber II to speak as part of the MLK Advocacy for Justice Virtual Celebration, Sunday, January 17 at 3:00 pm.

  • Five Faculty and Staff Recognized for Dedication to Diversity and Inclusion

    Five University of Illinois faculty and staff members have been recognized for their exceptional dedication to and success in promoting diversity and inclusion as the 2020 recipients of the Larine Y. Cowan Make A Difference Award.

  • Implementation Plan on Native Imagery

    Today, I am pleased to announce the release of this implementation plan, along with the next steps our campus will be taking over the next three years.