Dear friends and colleagues:
Thanksgiving is a particularly special time – a time to gather with family and celebrate our blessings – and I sincerely hope that all of you have a wonderful holiday.
It is also an opportunity to look ahead and imagine a better tomorrow.
Recent events are reminders of the ongoing unrest in our world, from harm to innocents around the globe to growing concerns over discrimination in American society.
Working together, we at the University of Illinois can help lead the way to a future rooted in justice, social equality, mutual respect, understanding and inclusion. These bedrock values have helped guide this university since its founding – although we must admit to having fallen short at times. We must now strongly reaffirm our commitment and light a beacon to show the way toward that better tomorrow.
We will speak out firmly and clearly against expressions of hate or racial bias, and will react swiftly to acts of discrimination. We will champion a culture where all are treated equally, all are respected and all have the opportunity to live the lives of their dreams. We will exemplify open, inclusive and safe environments for all our students, faculty and staff, wherever they are and wherever they are from. We will expand our efforts university-wide in this regard and look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.
I wish you and yours the happiest of Thanksgivings, and thank you for your commitment to equality, to diversity and to this great university.
Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2015_1124_giving.html]
At the University of Illinois at Chicago, we are excited to participate in #GivingTuesday again this year and celebrate all the ways our alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends give back to UIC.
Occurring the first Tuesday of December, #GivingTuesday is a nationally recognized day dedicated to celebrating generosity and to giving back.
Whether it is mentoring in the community, participating in food drives, creating inspiring curriculums, developing innovative technology, addressing healthcare disparities, or taking pride in being a member of the UIC community, we all make a difference
In celebration of #GivingTuesday on December 1, UIC is honoring all those who create access to education for students from all backgrounds, support discoveries that improve our world, and transform facilities so the next great idea can be born.
As #GivingTuesday approaches, I ask that you make a donation today to the area of UIC you’re most passionate about and help prove the tremendous collective power of giving.
To make your #GivingTuesday contribution, visit [http://givingtuesday.uic.edu] or stop by one of the campus booths on December 1, 2015.
Participation matters and adds up. Your generosity will help increase UIC’s impact and reach in the coming year and support learning, discovery, and healing. It’s amazing what we can accomplish together.
Thank you for being a part of #GivingTuesday,
Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Proud UIC Donor
P.S. Follow #AdvanceUIC on social media December 1 and share your story about why you support UIC and how UIC has made a difference in your life.
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UIC Police received a report that a student was sexually assaulted between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, November 20, in a University residence hall at 700 S. Halsted St. by a person known to the victim. The offender -- described as a white male, 17 years old, 6-foot, 170 pounds, black hair with brown eyes -- is not affiliated with UIC.
The university is providing resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.
The UIC Police is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.
Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/SpkVzaA58AP2
UIC Police offer the following security tips:
--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.
--Report crime promptly to police.
Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml
UIC Annual Security Report
Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents