Illinois Tech alum arrested on charge of international espionage

Ethan Castro
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Oct 15, 2018
In late September 2018, a Chinese citizen was arrested in Chicago by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on allegations of providing information about U.S. defense contracting to the Chinese government. The suspect, Ji Chaoqun, allegedly aided with the attempted recruitment of U.S. engineers and other defense contractors for the Chinese government under the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS). An FBI criminal complaint signed by FBI Special Agent Andrew K. McKay provides more insight into the nature of Ji’s arrest.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6
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An Illinois Tech student's love letter to VanderCook

Alexandra Detweiler
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Copy Editor
Oct 13, 2018
I’m a mediocre flute player; I’ve been playing for quite a while, but I’ve never prioritized practicing and due to this have never had the kind of skill that dedicated musicians earn. Making music was something I enjoyed but didn’t move my life around. I stopped taking band after my freshman year of high school in order to make room for the STEM classes I wanted to take, something I now regret.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6
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Have a field day at the Field Museum

Ryan Mendoza
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TechNews Writer
Feb 11, 2019
Chicago’s museum campus has much to offer to any college student, and now is a good a time as ever to check it out. The Field Museum of Natural History, in particular, presents a fantastic opportunity. Every day in February is Free Admission Day meaning that basic admission is available for free to all Illinois residency with proof of residence. Proof of residency includes an Illinois Student ID with photo meaning even if you’re from out of state or you’re an international student, your hawk ID will allow you to benefit from this event.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 3