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Illinois State University President Larry Dietz on Thursday announced new scholarships that could keep high schoolers from leaving the state, as he called on lawmakers to revamp the way they fund higher education.

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Is just being an actor enough to play the role of a gay or trans character?

Protest at NCHS for gun control
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In this era of high profile school shootings, it's more important than ever that schools train for such a crisis.

Mass Dispensing Exercise
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McLean County was hit with an anthrax scare in an emergency simulation that played out at Redbird Arena on Friday.

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Illinois State University has received a federal grant to install a new microscope lab.

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"I just wanted to spend time with family and friends, trying to figure out what kind of relationship could happen if I put a camera between us."

Milik Yarbrough
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Illinois State senior basketball player Milik Yarbrough has been suspended indefinitely from the team for violation of team rules.

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Illinois State University has maintained its standing among the top 100 public colleges in the United States, despite a slight drop in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings.

ISU students on a sidewalk
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Illinois State University’s freshman class grew by 10 percent this fall as recruiters fought off out-of-state competition and uncertainty about the state budget.

Memorial Stadium in Champaign
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Mark your calendars: Illinois State football will take on the University of Illinois in Champaign in 2020.

Judy and Jeff pose outside GLT
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If you're looking for the federal government to fix the American health care system, Jeff Bauer says you're looking in the wrong place.

Jeanna talks about the pantry
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Illinois State University students started their second week of classes Monday. By now they’ve got a place to stay, a bag full of books, and a jam-packed schedule of classes, work, and extracurriculars.

Larry Dietz talks to Jon Rosenthal
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Illinois State University President Larry Dietz has been picked to help Google choose which nonprofits around the state will receive thousands of dollars in grant funding.

Artwork on Milikin campus
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At least one Illinois university will continue to ask applicants about their criminal histories despite a recent announcement from the Common Application that the form will no longer include the question as of next fall.

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A recent study co-authored by an Illinois State University professor finds that college-aged adults who were helicopter parented are less likely to get involved in politics than their non-helicopter parented counterparts.

Derek sits in his office at Fell Hall
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Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of GLT’s Skipping School, a special series about the teacher shortage facing Illinois schools.

Jen and Laura pose
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Parents and kids across Bloomington-Normal are about to snap back into their school routines as classes resume in Unit 5 and District 87 after summer break.

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There are myriad pests ready to attack your vegetable garden and landscaping. And some attack in a group.

Homecoming parade at ISU
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Illinois State University leaders said projections show enrollment will be just fine in the fall term.

Two people shaking hands in front of a table with other people sitting.
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Illinois State University posted its second highest fundraising year on record last budget year.

Andy Netzer on a balcony overlooking the Lodge
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Morgan Anderson is a junior nursing major at Illinois State University. One of her dreams for senior year is to live at the Lodge—the massive apartment complex on Willow Street that, from the outside, looks like where multi-millionaires would spend the night after going skiing.

Digital Age Accelerates Cultural Globalization

Jul 17, 2018
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The digital age has aided globalization of popular culture, according to Illinois State University professor Lane Crothers

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Inside the Constitution Trail tunnel under Washington Street in Bloomington, young artist Eden Warner painted a giant letter “B” with lots of green trees.

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Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) received a $2.8 million grant to fund a new project that will educate student nurses on preventative practice.

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A new take on an old Irish proverb: Original music is like a four-leaf clover—hard to find and lucky to have.

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Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) is launching a new program that will teach student nurses about preventative practice.

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For all his lengthy record as a federal judge, the new Supreme Court nominee might still be a mystery on social issues.

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A local group working to stem obesity rates said it will take many years to see progress, but they are encouraged by what they've seen so far.

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A recent study co-authored by an Illinois State University professor of economics shows how utility rate changes have a bigger impact on lower income households than wealthier ones.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday toured Illinois State University's aging Fine Arts complex, where nearly $6 million has been sunk into maintenance and short-term repairs.

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