Campus Reform: University of Illinois professor Jay Rosenstein was arrested during a basketball game Monday night for filming the president of the “Honor the Chief Society” as he was using the bathroom.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Media professor’s documentary work has been featured on PBS, ABC, HBO, ESPN, and Nickelodeon. His most notable work, In Whose Honor?, explores and criticizes the use of Native American imagery in athletics, largely through the prism of his employer’s former athletic symbol “ ,” which he has long sought to eliminate from campus.
Rosenstein’s latest film, however, received poor reviews from authorities. Ivan Dozier, president of the Honor the Chief Society, leads the campus and community effort to bring Chief Illiniwek back to the Urbana campus. Dozier attended the game against Michigan State University with Omar Cruz, unofficial student portrayer of the Chief, to rouse school spirit.