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The Accessible Experience

Illinois is often regarded as the most accessible campus in the nation. But, how exactly did we deserve this title? For our project, we explored the various levels of how and why we have repeatedly been called the most accessible university in the country, and how far we still have to go in order to really be fully accessible. We were able to speak with students with varying levels of disabilities, as well as professors, assistants, and other experts on the subject that were able to give us a lot of great information on how much further we really have to go. Throughout the different levels of our project, we hope that you can see how advanced we already are, and where we may be heading in the near future.

Check out our project here. 

Group Members:

Roger Blanco

Samantha McQueen

Maggie Sullivan

Thomas Polcyn

Disconnected

A Look into Race Relations on the University of Illinois Campus

Students talk on outside on Green Street. Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois.
Students talk outside on Green Street. Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois.

With over 44,000 Undergraduate students, everyone finds a community where they fit in on the University of Illinois campus. But from segregation in the Greek system, to students speaking out of their experiences with microaggressions in the community, race sadly still plays a factor. Our team of Kara Garvey, Camille Avilez, Fangyi Liu, and Jimmie Jackson took a look at race relations at the University of Illinois.

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All Things Bikes

Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 9.42.33 PMWith bike lanes on almost every street around campus, it’s evident that biking is a very important mode of transportation for students and faculty on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. With so many bike laws, violations, and organizations around campus,  the four of us, Alexis Casati, Emma Pool, Megan Vasiliadis, and Sam Welch decided to take a look at some of the bigger issues surrounding bicycles and other ways they can be used other than for transportation. We explore frustrations with biking on campus, exercising with cycling, and the different types of bikes that can be found at any bike locking station around campus. Check out the website we created for All Things Bikes that contains all of our multimedia elements including a final video project in a special segment here.

Exploring Diversity and Inclusivity at UIUC: Behind the Numbers

Prospective students tour the Quad
Prospective students tour the Quad

In terms of diversity, the University of Illinois isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

While Illinois claims to be the “the most diverse public university in the Big Ten” on its admissions website, according to statistics found on Forbes.com, the university’s student population, while quite diverse, isn’t as varied as a prospective student would be led to believe. Continue reading Exploring Diversity and Inclusivity at UIUC: Behind the Numbers

The Inclusive Illini

The Inclusive Illini

University of Illinois hosts week
of healthy living and learning

By Klaudia Dukala, Brett Lerner, Jeff Ohmer and Jacqui Ogrodnik

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Recreation teamed up to present the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s first Illini Wellness Week. Thirteen events were featured throughout the week of April 6 to 10 that not only focused on the different dimensions of wellness, but emphasized campus diversity as well.

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