Editorial: Decision needed on fate of Chief Illiniwek

"The longer the decision on the future of the Chief Illiniwek remains in limbo, the more this issue will generate ill will among those on both sides, and toward the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The decision should be made soon.

On June 17, 2004, U of I trustees approved a resolution concerning Chief Illiniwek by a vote of 9-1.

It was resolved that 'the board shall seek a consensus conclusion to the matter of Chief Illiniwek, and that the board should next consider and approve guidelines pursuant to which a consensus conclusion will be based.'

Over a year later, little has been reported about progress, and the issue continues to percolate, if not boil."

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Editorial: Chief Illiniwek decision needs to get out of limbo (The Bloomington Pantagraph 8/1)

Relevant Links:
Chief Illiniwek, University of Illinois - http://www.uiuc.edu/dialogue/index.html
Retire the Chief - http://www.retirethechief.org

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