WRC News

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Abortion

June 2022

The Women’s Resources Center (WRC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is concerned about the impact the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization will have on women and menstruating persons.

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Peterson Selected as WRC Associate Director, Prevention

January 2021

Nora Peterson will be taking on a new role at the WRC as the Associate Director for Prevention.  Prior to this role, Nora served as the Project Director for the WRC's DOJ Office of Violence Against Women campus grant and as the inaugural sexual violence prevention coordinator at Carleton College and as a campus advocate at Montana State University. Read Nora's full bio on our staff page. 

Staff Highlights

October 2020

Congratulations to our Advocacy and Wellness Coordinators Madeline Farrell and Akua Forkuo-Sekyere who were selected for the 2020 cohort of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Emerging Women Leaders Program.

Womxn's History Month

March 2020

Assistant Director Clare Conway, along with Director Sarah Colomé joined past WRC staff member Rachel Storm along with Urbana Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin, Urbana City Council, and powerful womxn change makers for Urbana's Women's History Month proclamation.  

COVID-19 Statement

March 2020

We know that you have questions, and we feel deeply for the students whose collegiate careers have been disrupted – particularly for our seniors. Please know that we are here, and our ability to support and celebrate you remains ongoing.

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