If you didn’t see the video on YouTube of Champaign Mayor Jerry Schweighart saying that President Obama is not American, let me tell you this- it’s pretty scary. I quote him: ”I don’t think he’s American, personally.”
It’s scary that the mayor of a city at the forefront of technological and intellectual development is subscribing to an unsubstantiated and xenophobic rumor. Obama was born in Hawaii. He possesses a legal birth certificate. And finally, the announcement of his birth was published in a local newspaper.
The architect of the Lester H. Swanlund Administration Building- Unteed, Scaggs, Fritch, Nelson, Ltd- did an excellent job in creating a space that fits its occupants. Its Brutalist architecture and black tinted windows complement the behaviors of our institution’s elusive administrators.
An average UI undergraduate student sees the Chancellor twice in his college career: convocation and commencement. There is no meaningful interaction, only massmails that are used to maintain the University’s public relations image. As students with rising tuition and fees, however, we did pay his $350,000 base salary.
None of my 9am classes never really leave me feeling engaged or excited to learn. That’s why much of the time I have my head down after walking out of lecture, and am lucky enough to see some of the many chalk and stencil markings that line the quad.
I learn something new each day- today I learned that “ROTC discriminates against gays”. (Not something I would doubt)
I appreciate Emily’s response (http://bit.ly/3inYm) to my letter in the Daily Illini (http://bit.ly/1uZudn) , but I’d love to know— what vested interest does she have in defending Housing’s utterly pitiful response to Thursday’s flood?
She’s not a housing resident (as she mentioned in her letter) and lives in a house. Frank can in no way compare her situation to our situation at Allen. Living in a house means that the resident is responsible for most maintenance issues. Living in University Housing means that the University is responsible for all maintenance issues.
This is an open “thank you letter” to Professor Fireman, of the Statistics Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
Dear Professor Fireman,
I’m currently enrolled in your Stat 100 class at UIUC. Thank you for your policy on textbooks. When I entered your lecture on the first day, I had with me a copy of the 4th edition of “Statistics” by Freedman. This book was listed as “required” by the Illini Union Bookstore, and carried a price tag of over $90 dollars.
After class started, you asked us if anybody had purchased the book. I raised my hand, and you told me to come down to the front of the lecture hall. You asked me how much I paid, and I said $95. Your response…? “You just paid $85 too much for that book.”
It’s 1:32 AM and I presume most of my friends are hitting up Sammy, ZBT, and AEPi… I got back from an enjoyable evening at Hillel and Chabad and…alas… the situation in my hall hasn’t changed. The “carpet dryers” are still stationed in the same places, the carpet is soaking wet, and the stench of mold has only gotten worse. I’ve put in emails to University Housing to no avail. Given that we’re paying such a high rate to live in Allen Hall, shouldn’t we be receiving services comparable to those at Illini Tower or Bromley?
Obviously not in the view of the University of Illinois.
Hi! I’m a political science major living in Allen Hall (and am a freshman). I look forward to blogging about what I think is right and wrong with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. First off… what happened at Allen Hall last night?
It seemed to be an idyllic evening for me- no homework, no reading, and no studying. I was even able to spend a few enjoyable minutes camped out in the CRCE hot tub. The rain came, and us carefree college students enjoyed a moment of uncomplicated bliss splashing around in the four inch puddle that was beginning to form. Where would those puddles go you might ask? All of the residents of ground south and the staff members in the Unit One hallway would soon find out.