IWU Professor’s poetry wins Brittingham Prize

Emily Considine Illinois Wesleyan University professor Joanne Diaz’s collection of poems has been named the winner of a prestigious poetry award. Diaz’s collection of poems, My Favorite Tyrants, was chosen out of 600 submissions by guest judge Naomi Shihab Nye. The Brittingham Prize in Poetry is awarded annually to the […]


Illinois Wesleyan students make their voices heard in Springfield

Illinois Wesleyan students make their voices heard in Springfield

Ellen Cornelius Last Thursday, nine students accompanied by Environmental Studies program coordinator Professor Laurine Brown ventured to Springfield to lobby Illinois state legislators for environmental protection. Lobby Day was hosted by the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC), an advocacy group that represents a slew of Illinois environmental organizations such as the […]


All in for Wesleyan exceeds goals

Rebekah Smith The majority of Illinois Wesleyan University students have scholarships, and to ensure that the university is able to have funds to provide scholarships, IWU hosted the second “All in for Wesleyan,” a fundraiser that contributes to scholarships and resources for Illinois Wesleyan.  In just one day, current and […]


Low enrollment in languages prompts action

Ashton Moss, News Editor In the last few weeks, there has been a large student reaction to rumored cuts in the language department that would eliminate lower enrollment languages, such as Japanese, Chinese, and Russian.  As of right now, these rumors are false.  “No actions have been taken to eliminate […]


Boston attack touches IWU

Boston attack touches IWU

Tia Sprengel, Editor-In-Chief Since 1897, the Boston Athletic Association has hosted the Boston Marathon on Patriot’s Day, the world’s oldest marathon. Roughly 23,000 people were registered to run in the marathon this year, and on average, 500,000 people attend.  This year, the marathon ran on Monday, April 15. At 2:50 […]


The future of Shaw Hall

By: Rebekah Smith With the completion date of State Farm Hall quickly approaching, students and faculty are eager and excited to begin having classes inside this brand new building.   But since most of the classes formerly held in Shaw will be moved into State Farm Hall, many students are […]


Professor Tari Renner wins mayoral election

By: Brexton Isaacs This week, Illinois Wesleyan University professor of political science Tari Renner won the mayoral race for the city of Bloomington by a landslide. Renner was running against former city councilman John Hanson and 2010 Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Lex Green. Of the 9,715 votes cast, Renner received 5,003 […]


Law class tries a shooting case

By: Rebekah Smith   While Colorado may be nearly a thousand miles away, the Aurora shooting reverberated across the nation. In light of the shooter’s upcoming trial, the Illinois Wesleyan University trial law class has been using his case as the basis for their entire class. In the final weeks […]


Student Art Exhibit opens

By Tia Sprengel, Editor-In-Chief From Tuesday, Feb. 5 till Thursday, Feb. 21, Illinois Wesleyan University’s Merwin and Wakeley Galleries will be hosting the 26th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. A yearly exposition that allows students to showcase their artwork, the Student Art Exhibition held its opening ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. […]


First glance inside State Farm Hall impresses

First glance inside State Farm Hall impresses

By Ashton Moss, News Editor No longer called the new building, State Farm Hall is closing in on the day that it will officially open. Excitement around campus is tangible as student, faculty and staff prepare to christen the new hall and say goodbye to Shaw Hall. “Since I came […]