Student Panel Wants U Of I To Consider Replacement For Chief IlliniwekThe university in Champaign-Urbana stopped using Chief Illiniwek in 2007 under pressure from the NCAA, following years of controversy.
Bernstein: Should Blackhawks Head Away From The Indian Logo?The Hawks' Indian head logo isn't directly disrespectful, but it's inherently uncomfortable.
Wisch: My Plea For U. of I. To Embrace Its Native American HeritageWhy don’t more people talk about what we should do regarding Native American heritage?
Baffoe: Should The Blackhawks Ditch Their Indian Head Logo?“Commit to the Indian” isn’t just an order by a coach or a phrase to be mocked on sports radio. It’s something that might warrant a deeper consideration.
Wisch: The Win-Win Of Illiniwek Proposal Lost On UniversityThe Illinois administration long ago should have worked to turn the Chief into something better, broader and more beneficial. It didn’t.
Wisch: Return Of Chief Illiniwek Proposed – And Ignored?Banished from athletic events at the University of Illinois six years ago, Chief Illiniwek is now standing on the hypothetical sidelines in Champaign, holding a new proposal for his return.
Wisch: Univ. Of Illinois Needs To Release Results Of Students’ Illiniwek VoteThe Chief Illiniwek saga took a strange twist when it was revealed by the Daily Illini that unofficial results for all referendums on the 2013 student ballot had been released – except for the one involving the Chief.
Wisch: ‘Chief Or Nothing’ Latest Rallying Cry For Illinois StudentsA student group is again trying to replace banished school symbol Chief Illiniwek – and, this time, another group of students is trying to stop them.
Fighting Illini Mascot ContestA student organization at the University of Illinois is holding a contest to find a new mascot to replace Chief Illiniwek.
Wisch: In Push For New Mascot, Illini Group Hits WallOne week ago Friday, stacks of T-shirts bearing a new Chief Illiniwek logo appeared for the first time on the shelves of a sports apparel store at the University of Illinois.
Wisch: Non-Profit Group Unveils New Chief Illiniwek LogoThe Council of Chiefs, a non-profit 501c(3) organization, is unveiling a new Illiniwek logo today.
Wisch: Free Speech Joins Chief Illiniwek As Target At IllinoisIf a beloved symbol represented a major public university for eight decades before its retirement, but the administration worked relentlessly afterward to pretend that it never even existed … Did Chief Illiniwek ever make a sound?