Kids dream about becoming different people in life: starting from a princess or a prince when they are five, to a scientist or president when they are ten, an artist or author when they are fifteen, to finally selecting a major in college. A student's major in college helps them decide a career and what they wish to be in their professional life.
Riding up the elevator in the Tower is usually not very exciting. Wouldn’t it help to be greeted by a smiling face while walking into the office on the 14th floor after turning right? Entering the School of Applied Technology (SAT) office in Suite 14B of the Tower, no one can help smiling back to Carolyn Nivling. She is the one sitting behind the desk, ready to greet anyone who might stop in. Nivling is currently the SAT Assistant Director of Student Services, also dealing with alumni relations. Nearly a year ago, Nivling was promoted from her previous position with Illin
That sentence, written by student Sanjin Ibrahimovic near the top of a wide-ranging 1990-word post to the Illinois Tech Student Community (ITSC) Facebook group, was the first public sign of simmering discontent over a small new section of the university’s Student Code of Conduct which had been the subject of private outcry among campus activists during the preceding week.
As the weather gets steadily colder over the next few months, keep in mind that while the transition may be depressing for you, the change of season is a lot harder for those who come from warmer climates. International students from the Caribbean attending Illinois Tech are in for an especially hard time.
Were you curious about the picture of Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift that was posted by the IIT Campus Life page on Facebook? Were you drawn towards the sound of Taylor Swift music coming from MTCC’s Executive Conference room last Thursday? You may be interested in learning about the new leadership activities that are happening this year.
If your freshman self was anything like mine, a lot of things confused you about Illinois Tech. What were the random wooden benches scattered around campus? What was the deal with “less is more?” Why did everything have to be an acronym?
It is quickly approaching one year since the previous Illinois Tech provost, Alan W. Cramb, was inaugurated as the ninth president of the university, picking up the baton from John L. Anderson, who had held the position since 2007. Having been a student enrolled at the school for two years before the inauguration, I had, naturally, noticed a few changes that could be linked to the changing holder of the position, as one might expect from a new president trying to make a defining mark.
At some point during my freshman orientation in 2014, I sat in a classroom in Wishnick Hall along with the rest of my peer mentor group for a brief conversation about Illinois Tech’s campus and the community around it. Up at the whiteboard, my peer mentor drew a rough sketch of the modern iteration of Mies’s master plan, with boundaries at 31st Street, 35th Street, Michigan Avenue, and the Metra tracks. Slowly and deliberately, she began marking the letter “X” in one spot along each edge, starting with the southern boundary of campus. “Don’t go here.
The Media. The organizations we love to hate. The almost intangible set of people and entities that we just love to point at regardless of our social preferences and orientations. Let us start with the discussion often at the top of debates or accusations involving the media: coverage. The media does not cover enough. The media covers with a bias. The media has been corrupted by politics and special interests. Woe to the mainstream media for the things they will not show you.