Illinois Tech's Indian Student Association (ISA) serves to “foster a sense of community and friendship among all people of South Asian origin and anyone who likes to interact with them.” On Saturday, April 15, ISA held their “Bollywood Musical at Cultural Night 2017” to a packed house in the Hermann Hall Auditorium.
On April 14, 2017, Society of Women Engineers hosts banquet in Pritzker club to congratulate their efforts during the academic year - fall 2016 and spring 2017. The executive board members: Sirisha Damaraju(President), Leslie Villanueva(Vice President), Sany Nguyen (Events Coordinator), Gina Kapadia (Secretary), Austeja Staneviciute (Treasurer) and others were awarded for their passion and work for this organization.
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a student-run organization on campus serving to celebrate Palestinian culture within the Illinois Tech community, as well as to speak about and protest the struggle and injustice in the region stemming, to a large part, from its conflict with the nation it Israel. On Wednesday, April 12 beginning at 6 p.m., SJP hosted Palfest: “a cultural festival to showcase the beauty and tradition of Palestine.”
As might be overlooked, the Illinois Tech campus community is not limited to its Illinois Tech affiliates; the university’s Mies Campus (MC) location shares its property, many of its facilities, and a sense of its community with two other unaffiliated colleges: VanderCook College of Music and Shimer “Great Books” College.
When election results came in for the new SGA executive board some time ago, many students were surprised by the outcomes. Although most students are aware of the voter turnout of SGA elections, most are not aware of the trends of how students vote, specifically how voters abstain on positions in SGA executive elections.
As the semester draws to a close, the newly elected Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) executive board is taking their formative steps to map out the direction they wish to take the organization in the coming year. Although the summer break creates an upset at the beginning of the new board’s tenure, it is imperative that the new heads of SGA form a solid understanding of the ideals and actions they wish to accomplish in the coming year.
Chicago is a city of constant change and improvement, as much of the city's infrastructure is updated, improved, or downright replaced altogether. This summer will be no exception to this fact as major reconstruction alters the face of the famed Chicago “L” for months to come.