Students support keeping Chief Illiniwek mascot
Friday, March 19, 2004

A non-binding vote among students at University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign showed that 69 percent support keeping the controversial mascot.

More than 13,000 students voted in the poll, held by the Illinois Student Government. Nearly a third, 31 percent, voted against the mascot.

Native students and Indian groups oppose the mascot, saying it is offensive.

Get the Story:
Students vote in favor of Chief Illiniwek (The Daily Illini 3/19)

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

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