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Lawsuit filed after transgender student gets locker room access in Palatine

By Duaa Eldeib and Dawn Rhodes, Chicago Tribune

May 5, 2016

Filed under News

A group of suburban students and parents is suing the U.S. Department of Education and Illinois' largest high school district after school officials granted a transgender student access to the girls locker room.In a lawsuit file...

Bridging borders: Bringing Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to SIU

By Brey Mong-Delane, @BreyMong_DE

April 11, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

SIU kicked off Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month last week by engaging students in activities to learn about and experience the culture of the people to raise awareness of diversity on campus."We try to cover a wide r...

Local lawmakers back bill addressing transgender people in school bathrooms, locker rooms

By Brian Brueggemann, Belleville News-Democrat

April 10, 2016

Filed under News

Illinois has its own version of the which-bathroom-people-should-use issue that raised a ruckus in North Carolina.Illinois' version of the contentious debate is in the form of legislation whose co-sponsors include metro-east law...

Tearing down gender constructs

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

April 15, 2015

Filed under Campus, City, News

Gender policing — the imposition of “normal” gender expressions on an individual who does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth — has become an issue within the LGBTQ community as traditional gender ...

Author takes students on feminist journey

By Chase Myers, @chasemyers_DE

March 17, 2015

Filed under Campus, News, Pulse

Gender inequality was so prevalent in the 1950s, women at certain universities were not allowed to own keys to their own dorms. If they were not back by curfew, the school punished them. The fight for gender equality on coll...

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