University of Illinois Leader: No New Mascot Pick YetThe commission was established following the September release of a university report suggesting adoption of a new sports mascot and traditions to replace the Chief Illiniwek portrayal that was dropped in 2007 after complaints from American Indians that it was offensive.
University of Illinois Leader Expects Mascot Report ActionThat report suggested the school adopt a new sports mascot to replace the Chief Illiniwek portrayal that was dropped in 2007 after complaints from American Indians that it was offensive.
University Of Illinois Senate Backs Tribe's Stance On ChiefThe University of Illinois campus senate is backing a Native American tribe's stance that the school's longtime Chief Illiniwek mascot is a degrading racial stereotype.
University Of Illinois Panel Suggests Adopting New MascotA University of Illinois report suggests that the school consider adopting a new sports mascot to help quell ongoing turmoil over their 2007 decision.
Bernstein: University Of Illinois' 'Chief' Saga Gets Even DumberFirst there was an arrest and now an upcoming Facebook movement, and all for the entirely self-inflicted Chief controversy.
Bernstein: Illinois Considering Tougher Stand Against The ChiefA faction of the Board of Trustees wants the tired controversy over, believing it to be a continuing embarrassment.
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.