Anoopa Sundararajan

Stories from Anoopa Sundararajan

Date: 
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
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Date: 
Monday, August 29th, 2016

In the presence of several members of the Board of Trustees, the Mayor of Chicago, the President of the university, faculty, staff and students, Illinois Tech ceremoniously conducted the groundbreaking of the first academic building addition to the Main Campus in 40 years, the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship.

Date: 
Monday, April 25th, 2016

In 1972, Clinton E. Stryker set up an endowment and contributed additional funds to encourage student involvement and increase opportunities for leadership development at Illinois Tech. Stryker was a distinguished alum and professor at Illinois Tech. He graduated from the university, then known as the Armour Institute of Technology, with a degree in electrical engineering in 1917. He served three terms on the Board of Trustees and was a recipient of the prestigious Alumni Medal in 1968.

Date: 
Sunday, April 17th, 2016

The Indian Student Association (ISA) held their annual cultural night on Sunday, April 3 in the Hermann Hall auditorium. The event began with an introduction by the hosts, who described the central theme of the event: five boys are traveling from India to the United States for higher education and the skit is the story of their journey and assimilation into life in the U.S. The structure of the skit was similar to previous cultural nights held by ISA, with musical performances inserted into the skit at the appropriate times.

Date: 
Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Until he started high school, Vignesh Rajagopal was sure that he wanted to be a soccer player. He had been playing since he was ten years old and loved it. While in high school, his friend convinced him to try playing basketball one day and his journey with basketball began then, and continues today as he plays for the Illinois Tech men’s basketball team.


Date: 
Sunday, April 10th, 2016

When Lukas Stanczyk started working for Illinois Tech Athletics in the summer of 2015, he had found a perfect fit as the new Sports Information Director. He always had a great passion for sports but was unable to become an athlete, instead seeking other avenues for involvement in sports. He found that he had “a gift and knack for writing,” leading him into sports media.

Date: 
Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Most students are aware of the current course retake policy, which allows a total of three course repeats throughout an undergraduate degree. Recognizing that this can be challenging given that our students come in from different backgrounds and may not have the same foundation coming into college, the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UGAA) recently proposed a change to the policy. Gregory Welter, Director of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, told TechNews more about the change and the reason behind it.

Date: 
Sunday, April 10th, 2016

In the spirit of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the office of Residence and Greek Life (RGL) is bringing a drama group to perform an interactive skit to students on the topic of sex, relationships and sexual miscommunication. Slandie Dieujuste, Associate Vice Provost for Residence and Greek Life and Virginia Foster, Title IX Coordinator, told us more about the event and the motivation that led to its inception.

 

Date: 
Monday, March 28th, 2016

Once every semester, Student Government Association (SGA) hosts the President and Provost Forum to provide a platform for open speech and discussion between students, faculty, staff and the administration.

Date: 
Sunday, February 28th, 2016
In recognition and celebration of International Women’s Day, the Illinois Tech Department of Humanities will host a panel, discussion and luncheon from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, in the West Ballroom of Hermann Hall. The event will feature engaging discussions of contemporary issues faced by women around the world – the status of Muslim and Black women in the United States, Syrian women refugees and women in the Congo, with a guest speaker who will discuss the status of women in Russia.