Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

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Title:Accommodation of Latinos on U of I Campus
Author(s):Durán, Jannelly
University of Illinois
Abstract:What I talk about in my research paper is mainly how Latinos, including my self have accommodated here on the U of I campus. In my personal experience, it was very hard to accommodate, and be around people of other cultures and live in the same building with them. The question is, how did other Latinos here on campus accommodate. did they have trouble accommodate in their dorms? with their roommates? in their classes? or on the campus overall? what did they do to feel welcome? who did they go to if they did had trouble accommodating?
Issue Date:2008
Course / Semester:Rhetoric 101, College Writing I: Ethnography of Race and the University, Ligia Mihut: This course is the first semester of a two-semester course sequence designed primarily to help students improve as writers, readers, researchers and critical thinkers. To this end students were encouraged to think analytically, to read critically and participate actively in the ongoing academic discourse presented in texts, images and discussions. This section of Rhetoric 101 centered on a particular theme, Race and the University as a part of the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI). As a Race and the University course, students investigated the way that race defines people, actions, and patterns of thought, and what people make of race and issues of race. Students did this by exploring texts and contexts in the first half, then observed and researched issues particular to our campus in the second half. As an Ethnography of the University (EUI) section, students conducted innovative research and explored issues of race by coming in direct contact with people, places and texts connected or related to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The course syllabus is available at:
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-04-29

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  • Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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