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October 2019

Meet A Member: Rachel Otwell

Rachel Otwell

Our regular series of INBA member profiles continues with a conversation with a public radio reporter who's also part of ProPublica's Local Reporting Network this year. Meet Rachel Otwell. Here's her most recent story on sexual harassment issues at the University of Illinois.

Rachel Otwell

INBA Board Calls On U Of I To Change Policy

The University of Illinois-Springfield recently told the public radio station, WUIS-FM, located on its campus that its reporters must report alleged sexual misconduct to the university's Title IX office, even if that means violating the confidentiality of a source.

The INBA Board of Directors sent a letter to the University of Illinois, asking them to change this policy. The letter is attached to this post, and the full text is below.


INBA Officer And Board Elections

Board members Margaret Larkin, Rick Koshko, Mike Miletich, Dana Vollmer, and Sam Dunklau

Here are the results of officer and board elections held at the Fall Convention in Urbana on Saturday September 28. All officers are elected to one-year terms. Board members are elected to two-year terms, unless they are completing someone else's term.

President: Josh Morgan was re-elected for a second term without opposition.

Vice-President: Nora Baldner did not run for re-election. Brian Moline was elected without opposition.