Ayo Dosunmu takes key role while biding time as rookie with Bulls

By Jonathan Fernandez Medill Reports Ayo Dosunmu is like many 22-year-olds. If you overlook the fact he’s making millions of dollars a year to play for his hometown Chicago Bulls, the comparison makes a lot more sense. That’s hard to overlook, of course, even though Dosunmu lives with his older brother Kube and spends most […]

University of Illinois rabbi hosts talk between former NBA player Meyers Leonard, Jewish community after Leonard used antisemitic slur last year

By Jonathan Fernandez Medill Reports Former NBA and Illini basketball player Meyers Leonard visited his alma mater Jan. 17 for what was supposed to be a 30-minute conversation with the student Jewish community this winter.  Instead, the conversation lasted for about two hours, hosted by Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel, the director of the Chabad Jewish Center […]

Latino COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy indicative of systemic issues

By Jonathan Fernandez Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — The Latino community in Los Angeles has been hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which is a sign of larger systemic issues within the medical field. While only 50% of Latinos had received a single COVID-19 dose through August 2021, there has seemingly always been seeds of […]