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2015 May Term report shows unclear future

By Tia Patsavas   At the Student Senate meeting on Sunday, Feb. 22, students discussed May Term’s changes and future developments at Illinois Wesleyan Univeristy. Associate Dean of Curricular and Faculty Development Lynda Duke presented the May Term Report. The thorough 43-page report included May Term trends, results from the […]

 
 

IWU’s first Dicktations event explores aspects of masculinity

IWU’s first Dicktations event explores aspects of masculinity

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   On Wednesday, Feb. 25, nine male members of the Illinois Wesleyan University community came together at Hansen Student Center to put on the first ever “Dicktations,” an event geared to explore the definition of masculinity and what it means to be a man. Hosted by Director […]

 
 

IWU business club places in first regional competition

IWU business club places in first regional competition

Rebekah Smith, Staff Writer   On Saturday, Feb. 21, eight members of the new business club on Wesleyan’s campus, called Distributive Education Clubs of America, or DECA, travelled to Chicago to compete in their first-ever regional competition. Hosted by DePaul University, the competitions consisted of business simulations and case studies. […]

 
 

Action Research Center names 2015 Elizabeth Weir Fellows

Action Research Center names 2015 Elizabeth Weir Fellows

Emily Considine, Staff Writer   Illinois Wesleyan University’s Action Research Center (ARC) named five 2015 Elizabeth Weir Fellows. Elizabeth Weir, a 1950 Illinois Wesleyan graduate with a degree in sociology, founded the fellowship. Each Weir Fellow, recognized for their success in using action research strategies to implement a project that […]

 
 

College football searches for younger players

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   Recent college recruiting practices suggest a rapidly evolving world of collegiate sports. Daron Bryden, a 12-year-old quarterback hailing from Enfield, Connecticut, recently landed on Rivals.com, a very popular website that lists information about college recruits. Included in his profile is his college class: 2021. He […]

 
 

Cash box stolen at IWU’s 12th Annual Charity Drag Show

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   The 12th Annual Charity Drag Show, hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University’s Pride, was going as planned until the cash box for the event was stolen at approximately 9:00 p.m. “Rainie Tezak (an IWU junior and Pride member) and I were taking donations and exchanging tip money […]

 
 

Illinois law requires Amazon to charge sales tax on orders

Illinois law requires Amazon to charge sales tax on orders

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   Regular Amazon buyers should notice a small addition to their checkout receipt: an Illinois sales tax. Previously, one of the big advantages to ordering through Amazon, aside from basement-floor prices, was the ability for customers, even those in Illinois, to avoid the tax. Now, Illinois […]

 
 

Alumni project set to be tested

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   After pioneering a new method to create polyurethane casts of internal spaces in bird eggshells, the work of recent Illinois Wesleyan University graduates Jason Murphy ‘14 and Mark Swanson ‘14 will move into the testing stage. While their work itself is not new, it is […]

 
 

IWU School of Theatre ranked top five in U.S.

Emily Considine, Staff Writer   Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Theatre Arts was ranked number two among the top five BFA Theatre Design & Technology programs in the country. According to onstageblog.com, a blog that recently became an open national website, Illinois has become a breeding ground for some of […]

 
 

IWU Grounds crew combats winter ice

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   On Monday, Jan. 26, Illinois Wesleyan University’s campus was covered with a combination of snow and freezing rain, leaving many questioning what was being done on campus to combat the weather. Immediately after the initial snowfall, the Grounds crew was out clearing sidewalks and pathways. […]