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University board to discuss fate of Chief Illiniwek

The University of Illinois board of trustees is meeting today to consider the future of the controversial Chief Illiniwek mascot.

The board will take up a resolution not to remove Illiniwek but to consider options for its use. Possibilities include changing the mascot's behavior and dress or using it as a school ambassador.

Indian students, some faculty and other groups oppose the use of the mascot. But most students don't want to see it go.

Get the Story:
U. of I. eyes Illiniwek alternatives (The Chicago Sun-Times 6/17)

Relevant Links:
Chief Illiniwek, University of Illinois -
Anti-Chief Site -

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