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Four students awarded IWU’s Council for Women scholarship

Rebekah Smith, Staff Writer   In 2006, the Council for IWU Women was established to help promote confidence and to provide connections and networking opportunities for female students at Illinois Wesleyan.  Every year since, there has been a Summit during the spring semester and one woman from each class is […]

 
 

Two IWU students to spend academic year at Oxford

Emily Considine, Staff Writer   Two Illinois Wesleyan University students were accepted into a prestigious program at Oxford University. Sophomores Sophie Popovich and and Duc Nguyen will spend an academic year in the traditional English tutorial system. According to the flyer for the Pembroke Program, the tutorial is a distinctive […]

 
 

Fashion Explosion Event at IWU empowers community members

Fashion Explosion Event at IWU empowers community members

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   Over 200 members of the Illinois Wesleyan University and Bloomington-Normal community attended the third annual “Celebrating the Beauty Within” Fashion Explosion hosted in the IWU Memorial Center on Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. The mission for the event, as stated in the program, was to […]

 
 

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 […]