FROM THE ARCHIVE

Ex-school official faces suit in mascot case

Facebook Twitter Google+ Email
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2002

A former school official can be sued for actions regarding the Chief Illiniwek mascot of the University of Illinois, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

Former Chancellor Michael Aiken prevented faculty from talking to athlete recruits about the mascot without permission. Faculty and students sued in response.

Get the Story:
No immunity for U. of I. chancellor in Illiniwek suit (AP 5/28)

Relevant Links:
Chief Illiniwek, University of Illinois - http://www.uiuc.edu/dialogue/index.html
Anti-Chief Site - http://www.prairienet.org/prc/prcanti.html
Save the Chief, Pro Mascot Site - http://www.savethechief.com

Related Stories:
Students vote to retire Illiniwek (5/3)
Retain or retire, but no apology for 'Chief' (3/14)
Chief Illiniwek report released (3/13)
Editorial: Rethink mascot opposition (3/7)
Illiniwek foes win round in court (4/6)
Church gives money to Chief Illiniwek foes (2/8)