Date: 
Sunday, October 15th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

On Thursday, October 12, President Alan Cramb issued the following message to the faculty, staff, and students of Illinois Tech:

“As I mentioned at yesterday’s university fall update meeting, Frances Bronet, Illinois Institute of Technology provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has accepted the position of president of Pratt Institute, a private undergraduate and graduate school in Brooklyn, New York. Frances will remain at Illinois Tech through the conclusion of this academic semester and will begin her new role at Pratt in January 2018.

Date: 
Sunday, October 15th, 2017

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By:  Teesta Jain and Donna Rockin

Date: 
Saturday, October 14th, 2017

On October 12, Unicef at IIT held their second general body meeting to raise awareness about the current economic crisis of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Asma Suaibi, education chair, explained how children are undernourished, and parents cease sending them to school just simply because their funds are channeled towards food and medical supplies. The situation is degrading day-by-day. Here is what Marianne Neustadlt, a Venezuelan and an ex-student at IIT, has to tell us of her country:

Date: 
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

On Thursday, October 5, the student body of Illinois Tech was presented with the news that Associate Vice Provost for Student Engagement Ryan Miller was no longer employed by the university. For many students, this news came as a shock, with seemingly no prior warning or notice beforehand about such a dramatic administrative change.

Date: 
Friday, October 13th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

This week showed an informative contribution to Pride Week by Illinois Tech’s Prism on the bridge of the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC). Flags of different romantics and sexualities lined the windows with descriptions of each and every one. A select section of these flags falls under what is commonly referred to as “The Gray Spectrum.” This phrase is used to describe terms that are sexualities, but more of the sides of people refraining from sexual activity. Asexuality, being the most-known sexuality on the Spectrum, is the lack of sexual attraction.

Date: 
Sunday, October 8th, 2017
 The Illinois Tech women's volleyball team traveled north to Alverno College on Tuesday night. In the second meeting between the two teams this season, the Scarlet Hawks moved to 2-0 in those contests with a four-set win.
  • A 4-0 run to start the match propelled Tech to an early lead, but the Inferno rallied to take an 8-7 set one advantage. However, a 13-4 run gave the Scarlet Hawks a comfortable late lead.
Date: 
Sunday, October 8th, 2017
By: 
Peter Rigali

Editor's note: The following is the transcript of an interview between Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) Coordinator Sasha Zanko and IIT X SANAA team member Peter Rigali in S.R. Crown Hall on September 25, 2017:

Peter Rigali: How did MCHAP get formed? How were you involved in its creation?

Date: 
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

Beginning with the Fall 2017 semester, a group of Illinois Tech students have begun the process of creating a campus green fund for the Illinois Institute of Technology. Calling themselves The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), this group’s mission statement explains how the initiative “would help fund student driven sustainability projects with the goal of creating a more sustainable, zero waste and energy efficient (or green) campus.” As the statement goes on to explain, “over 150 universities nationwide have a similar program to promote campus improvement.”

Date: 
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

Continuing in its biweekly trend, the Illinois Tech Food Advisory Board (FAB), a joint subsidiary of the Student Government Association (SGA) and Residence Hall Association (RHA), held an open meeting with the management team of Illinois Tech Dining Services on Thursday, October 5 in the Pritzker Club in the MTCC. These meetings function as open platforms for the student body to directly air out concerns regarding the state of campus dining to the managers who can turn such feedback into strategic change.

Date: 
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

Once a month, the Illinois Tech Office of Campus Life (OCL) hosts a series known as the Leadership Luncheon in which students are invited to have a free catered lunch and partake in a discussion meant to explore the concept of leadership, oftentimes around a fun or culturally relevant theme. The most recent Leadership Luncheon took place on Thursday, October 6 during the student lunch hour, which is from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.