Illinois Tech alum arrested on charge of international espionage

Ethan Castro
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Oct 15, 2018
In late September 2018, a Chinese citizen was arrested in Chicago by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on allegations of providing information about U.S. defense contracting to the Chinese government. The suspect, Ji Chaoqun, allegedly aided with the attempted recruitment of U.S. engineers and other defense contractors for the Chinese government under the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS). An FBI criminal complaint signed by FBI Special Agent Andrew K. McKay provides more insight into the nature of Ji’s arrest.
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Material Advantage's Blacksmithing Club: forge your way

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Oct 15, 2018
If you're looking for a way to hammer out your feelings, the Blacksmithing Club is here to give you that chance. Blacksmithing Club meets the second and fourth Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. in the basement of Perlstein Hall. If you have any questions, email Jake Bruns, president of Material Advantage, at [email protected]
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Liam Heneghan presents on children’s environmental literacy at October Sustainability Forum

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Oct 15, 2018
An ecosystem ecologist at DePaul University, as well as the co-director for DePaul University’s Institute for Nature and Culture, Liam Heneghan presented as a guest speaker at the October installment of the Illinois Tech Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability (OCES)’s monthly Sustainability Forums.
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RHA debriefs Boat Cruise, looks to future in latest GBM

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Oct 15, 2018
In keeping with the organization’s biweekly tradition, the Illinois Residence Hall Association (RHA) held its most recent general body meeting (GBM) during lunchtime on Wednesday, October 3. RHA functions as the primary advocacy body for all Illinois Tech students that live on campus, and provides a formalized body through which concerns about on-campus housing and dining can be brought to the relevant figures in university administration.
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Illinois Tech's Represented Countries Spotlight: Nigeria

Virginia Spicknall
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Oct 15, 2018
The African country of Nigeria gained independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1960 and lies at the edge of the Gulf of Guinea. The country is rich in culture and tradition, but the citizens are really what gives it life. This was one of the most important takeaways from an interview conducted by one of our TechNews writers with Bright Lesi. Lesi is an Illinois Tech student who was born in the Gokana Local Government Area and moved to Port-Harcourt within Rivers State, Nigeria, where he lived before deciding to further his education at Illinois Tech.
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SeekNow Episode 3: the excitement and fear of startups

Doorvesh Santbakshsing
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Oct 15, 2018
In a couple of weeks from now, SeekNow is going to be released to the Illinois Tech community. Although we have been waiting for months for that moment, the culminating excitement leads to some fears. Although we do not have much to lose, we do not want to lose the faith of students at Illinois Tech in the SeekNow brand.
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