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Democracy in Black

Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. speaks of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in light of the current crisis

An entry to the Quad after an ice and snow hit campus in early January 2021.

Weekly update, January 14, 2021

This message includes information about vaccine distribution, the excused student absence process and policy, and testing availability.

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Scholars explore racial and social justice issues

In honor of the holidays celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 18 and National Day of Racial Healing on January 19, Illinois State University scholars share works on racial and social justice.

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Dreams of humanity woven through mathematics

A history of mathematics course challenged students to examine how math reflected the beliefs of past civilizations and continues to reflect social and economic factors today.

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Registration for 2021 Online University Research Symposium open

The 2021 Online University Research Symposium is open to all students currently enrolled at the University and engaged in research, scholarship, or creative activity under the direction of a faculty mentor.

White House in Washington, DC

Events planned for presidential inauguration

The Center for Civic Engagement is encouraging Redbirds to remain engaged in the political process by watching the presidential inauguration.

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Breaking Bread: Series explores experiences of local migrant communities

Breaking Bread in McLean County is a 10-part program series exploring stories of migration, immigration, adaptation, assimilation, appropriation, preservation, contribution, and sustentation in McLean County.



Graduates from the Freeman family include, from left, Tracy, Danielle, Matt, Natalie, Dave, Vickie, and Greg.

Redbird Legacy: Three generations of Redbirds

hose who founded ISU’s sorority and fraternity community more than 50 years ago would be proud of the 2,500 affiliated students today, as they find meaningful ways to live their organization’s values.

Memorial in downtown Bloomington

Leading a call: Recent grad creates memorial altar for women of color killed by law enforcement

In summer 2016, a group called Black Feminist Future began a movement across the country building altars in response to police killings of black women and girls.

Students participate in the 2019 Illinois Summer Research Academy.

Research Spotlight: Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology

This issue’s Research Spotlight features the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (CeMaST).

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(Video) The State Show: Exploring Colleges During a Pandemic

Your college search looks different this year, but the good news is we have a lot of ways for you to safely explore Illinois State.
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(Video) 4 ways to be successful at online learning

Here is some advice from University College on how to be successful at online learning during the pandemic.
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All in on democracy: Illinois State makes major effort to engage students in 2020

Civic engagement is a core value at Illinois State, and the University has made a concerted effort to ensure students are more represented at polls, in policymaking, and in community building.
Student in studio.

Campus media during a pandemic: For the TV-10 crew, perseverance and attitude deliver the news

One of the best ways to get through a hard time—even if it’s a global pandemic that interrupts your college years—is with an attitude of gratitude.
A Zoom meeting for the Women's History Club.

Women’s History Club encourages education and inclusivity

The Women’s History Club meets regularly to discuss subjects related to women’s history.