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Prochotsky provides fresh produce to the less fortunate

Prochotsky provides fresh produce to the less fortunate

Emmanuel Ahonkhai   Illinois Wesleyan University junior pre-med Jennifer Prochotsky initiated a gleaning project to distribute free fresh produce to West Bloomington’s food desert (a geographical area without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food). “I think that’s kind of just always been who I am. I really like […]

 
 

YWCA offers additional support for victims of rape

Rebekah Smith   Sexual assault has been big topic of conversation recently in the media and on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus.  Fliers reading “Consent is Sexy” have covered university buildings with information and statistics.  For example, one in four college women across the country report that they have been […]

 
 

New academic series promotes human rights

Nunzia Martino   Illinois Wesleyan University offers a new 3D programming series, which gives the campus community different opportunities to engage in learning about social justice and human rights. The 3D: Diversity, Dignity, and Dialogue Thursday series extends throughout the school year and encourages the campus community to learn about […]

 
 

IWU Sigma Kappa walks for Alzheimer’s

IWU Sigma Kappa walks for Alzheimer’s

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan University’s Sigma Kappa chapter participated in a charitable walk to help end Alzheimer’s disease. On Sept. 20, 2014 at the Normal Corn Crib, at least 80 percent of the chapter attended the event, along with some of their family members and those affected by the […]

 
 

Bike usage leads to further development

Bike usage leads to further development

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan University expanded its bike share program this year, adding new bikes and other features on campus. The bike share program started last year, with four bikes donated by “Walk In Bike Out,” a local group that collects abandoned bikes from the community and gives them, […]

 
 

Cut in first-year enrollment leads to an increase in diversity

Katharine Quilty   The 2014 first-year class is the most diverse in the history of Illinois Wesleyan University, despite the cut in enrollment. “International admits grew by 38 percent, 188 to 260,” said Dean of Admissions Tony Bankston. “There is no group that is being admitted ‘less’ to accommodate for […]

 
 

IWU among top economically diverse colleges

Rebekah Smith   Higher education is expensive, but is also important for not only the individual but the American economy as well.  The income gap between college grads and high school grads has reached record levels. According to statistics of the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, Americans with a degree […]

 
 

Unique sculptures on campus come from a chance encounter

Unique sculptures on campus come from a chance encounter

Jeff Neukom   Returning students were in for a slight shock when they saw, what some might call strange, sculptures all over campus. The presence of the sculptures is the result of a chance interaction between President Wilson and Illinois Wesleyan University alumni while in Florida this past spring. During […]

 
 

ITS explains scam e-mails

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan University students were asked to send their IWU usernames and passwords to a non-existent “information department” due to a fictional maintenance issue. This scam, also known as a phishing scheme, occurred most recently on Sept. 3, 2014. Information technology members stress that these e-mails are […]

 
 

IWU participates in ice bucket challenge

IWU participates in ice bucket challenge

Alyssa Berry   Neighborhood driveways, city streets and social networking cites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have been blowing up with people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads this past summer. The Ice Bucket Challenge started in order to raise awareness and funds for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). […]