Wireless Sponsor Program to Educate About Abuse
One in five young women is abused by
their partner and one in three young women knows someone who is
abused. This is just one of the startling statistics brought into
the spotlight at a press conference on Tuesday, January 27, 2003
when Verizon Wireless representatives and Attorney General Lisa
Madigan came to campus to speak about their new program to help
educate college students about abuse.
Verizon Wireless has
been a big contributor of supplies and donations for victims of
abuse. Tracy Nolan, President of Illinois and Wisconsin Regional
Verizon Wireless Education Initiative represented Verizon Wireless
at the press conference. According to her, the company donated
900,000 wireless phones for use by victims of abuse in 2003. They
donated over 2.3 million dollars in other contributions for use by
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U of I President
President James J. Stukel announced
his retirement on January 23, bringing his long career with the
University of Illinois system to an end. Stukel was instrumental in streamlining the
university’s administrative apparatus to better meet the needs of
students, faculty and staff. The cost savings were plowed back into
the academic and public service functions of the university,
expanding the campuses and improving opportunities for alumni with
economic development initiatives. His leadership oversaw the
doubling of institution’s endowment, and Federal research funding
grew almost as rapidly with his guidance.
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‘Pseudo Cap Scholars’ may be admitted as transfer
officials are considering admitting prospective students with zero
credit hours as transfer students in an effort to bring traditional
first-year students who are not Capital Scholars to UIS, Chancellor
Richard Ringeisen announced Friday.
UIS Student Trustee Andrew Hollingsead said that he thinks
administrators have scrapped plans to describe this new group of
freshmen as Capital Scholars with a general education curriculum.
Students told administrators during a forum on Jan. 21 that the
creation of this new group would likely diminish the quality and
reputation of the Capital Scholars program.
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