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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

Be the Power

Sexual assault is a problem that has plagued our world for a long time, but we can help survivors by becoming educated in what sexual assault is and how to prevent an attack from happening.  From learning about how sexual assaults makes survivors feel from the moment it happens to their journey through recovery, we can see how survivors need to be supported every step of the way. This website should show you these steps you can take to become a better supporter for a survivor.

 

Team Members:

Angela Kerndl
Tim Griffin

 

Cassandra Smith

The Diverse Voices of UIUC

Diversity is an issue that is growing in importance to the world as a whole, and also more specifically, to college campus. Diversity, being the tricky subject that it is, is one of much debate and speculation. Across the campus at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, efforts are, and have been, ongoing that aim to increase diversity, as well as embrace the already existent diversity. What types of people are looking to increase diversity on campus, and how are they going about doing that?  Check out what we found, here.

Voices from the Field

On an off the field, student athletes serve as role models. Athletes, as public figures, have a platform that can be used to publicly voice opinions.  Historically, athletes have been using this platform to stand up for social issues. One of the most historic athlete protests took place at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics when two runners held up a “black power” fist. Since then, athletes have been taking a stand.

Recently, football player Colin Kaepernick took a kneel during the national anthem at a game. He kneeled in solidarity of the country’s racial injustice. His protest has lead many more teams and athletes to do the same.

When student athletes are brought into the public light, the question is posted, are athletes role models? We focused on the voices of student athletes and coaches to determine their views on this matter. You can view our website here.

Shining Light on What’s Hidden

Shining Light on what’s Hidden

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Courtesy Jasmine Dinh

Walking into the Shadows:

There is a lot going on in the world today – take a look at our newsfeeds alone. We read, we update and we try to understand, but have you ever tried to put yourself in someone else’s shoes? We are going to shine light on what’s hidden. Reporter for Off The Shelf and Online, Lizzie Jassin, takes us through what it’s like to experience what other minority groups go through on campus or throughout the world. Follow along with Jassin as she walks through The Tunnel of Oppression , which was hosted at The University of Illinois. Reporter, Jasmine Dinh, shows us the other types of discrimination held universally and how other university campuses display their versions of The Tunnel of Oppression. Dinh also shows us what changes one goes through as the progression of Alzheimer’s takes over. But what is there to be said about the in between of living with Alzheimer’s? Reporter, Jazmine Reynolds, introduces us to the techniques involved with caring for one with Dementia and Alzheimer’s and just how the caregivers are the biggest supporters of our loved ones. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can take an emotional and physical toll on someone. But the toll of living with Alzheimer’s can be worse. Reporter, Vennetta Sims, gives us a step by step tutorial on how to deal with the depression associated with Alzheimer’s. When facing issues, it’s easy to feel in the dark and unsure of the outcome, but we’re here to Shine Light on What’s Hidden. We’re facing the unknown and finding the solutions.  Continue reading Shining Light on What’s Hidden

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.

Dive into Diversity on the UIUC Campus

International Students Reflect on Integration Tools 

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UIUC quad on a quiet day.

 

There are over 30,000 undergraduate students that attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Suddenly a small world seems a little bigger. It becomes even larger when noted that, of these students, over 4,000 travel from over 110 foreign countries to unify themselves with a campus full of multiple majors and opportunities. The university prides itself on having the largest international student population of any public institution in the country. Continue reading Dive into Diversity on the UIUC Campus

Addressing Greek diversity, racism at UIUC

The Greek community at the University of Illinois struggles with inclusion

On a campus that emphasizes diversity, the Greek community at Illinois struggles to remain inclusive.
On a campus that emphasizes diversity, the Greek community at Illinois struggles to remain inclusive.

Produced By: Miranda Holloway, Sarah Nolan, Jordan Wilson & Sean Neumann 

On Sunday, March 8, a video from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma went viral in which a bus full of brothers chanted, “There will never be a n—— SAE/There will never be a n—– SAE/You can hang ‘em from a tree, but it will never start with me/There will never be a n—– SAE.”

The chapter was suspended, the two students pictured in the video expelled from the university, and a nationwide debate was sparked once again: do fraternities and sororities breed a culture of racism, or was this an isolated occurrence?

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Technology : Benefit and Distraction.


Shaq Lanhorne

 

366002_0Technology has become second- nature to my generation. We are consumed by digital devices with internet capability and social media websites. Our infatuation with  these ‘free’ applications is altering the way we live our lives. We no longer eat, dress, speak, exercise, interact, share information, form relationships, attend meetings, or even learn the same. We are crippled by the thought of not having our mobile devices surgically attached to our bodies. In fact the feeling of panic that one experiences when reaching for their phone and being unable to find it is unreasonable.  We’ve all felt our heart drop because of the thought of losing a disposable item that keeps us connected to the rest of the world. Sounds familiar right?

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Inclusive Illinois: Seeing Past the Disability and Looking at the Person

Inclusive Illinois 

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When the University of Illinois launched their new motto of “Inclusive Illinois,” many believed that this was brought up by the array of events that were tied with race on campus. From the racist tweets against Chancellor Phyllis Wise last year to the Salaita controversy, race has been very apparent on the campus. So when we think of “Inclusive Illinois,” we think of race, maybe even being inclusive of the LGBTQ community, or religion, but many times, we do not think of people with disabilities.

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