April 28th



2003-‘04: A recap of a year in print

Within the past eight months, The Journal has covered a wide variety of issues and events affecting the UIS community. With the 2003-‘04 academic year came several new initiatives, continued budget difficulties, an ongoing labor dispute and considerable progress on the classroom/office building set to open next fall. Below is a recap of some of the stories from this year’s Journal:

At a meeting on Nov. 13, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved tuition increases of 8 percent for continuing students and 16 percent for new undergraduates. The rate of increase is unusually high for the new undergraduates because the new Guaranteed Tuition Plan guarantees entering freshmen a fixed tuition rate for four years.

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CSF, USAS incidents raise questions about free speech

Student Life officials are working to create a policy that would regulate promotional displays other than typical bulletin board postings, following two incidents that have raised questions about free speech as it pertains to student organizations.

                Earlier this month, Christian Student Fellowship members were asked to remove three large crosses on display for Rez Week just hours after they had placed the crosses near Brookens Library. In an unrelated incident, windows in the Public Affairs Center that had been painted by members of the UIS Chapter of the United Students Against Sweatshops were washed down within a day of being painted.

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