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Artist Grace Sheese
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In Grace Sheese’s artwork, rabbits, squirrels and other animals frolic around ceramic cups. Yet under the whimsy, the artist has a powerful message about connection to share.

United Nations

An Illinois Wesleyan University student who’s traveled the world to pursue her passion for peacebuilding is making it a lot easier for her Titan peers to engage with peace activists.

Illinois Wesleyan University student demonstrates usage of new arena.
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Illinois Wesleyan University has unveiled its new arena where its new esports program is housed.

Ann Ellis Nutt
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning author who chronicled what she called an "eye-opening story" of a transgender child addressed Illinois Wesleyan University students on Wednesday at the president's convocation.

IWU President Eric Jensen sits in a GLT studio in front of a microphone.
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Illinois Wesleyan University has its largest freshmen class in at least five years.

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Illinois settlement patterns did a lot to shape the early politics of the state and remain a force today, according to Illinois Wesleyan University Political Scientist Jim Simeone.

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.

Todd Fuist
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A professor who has studied religious activism says progressives are getting more comfortable invoking their faith to push for political causes in much the same way the Christian right has done for decades.

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Lacrosse is a Native American game that began to penetrate colonial society in the 1630s. Its present form originated on East Coast in the 1700s.

“Incredibly amazing,” “brilliant” and “very gifted” are just a few ways an Illinois Wesleyan University professor described her three students who recently won a $5,000 grant to start up their business.

Electrolux site
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The City of Bloomington is working with Illinois Wesleyan University to find a new purpose for the former Mennonite Hospital and Electrolux site.

Illinois Wesleyan University's softball team has finished second in the nation in Division III.

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It’s graduation season. Illinois Wesleyan University is sending 424 students into the world this academic year, and 386 of them will participate in ceremonies at the Shirk Center on Sunday, IWU officials said.

John D'earth playing his trumpet
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It’s odd hearing the director of a university jazz program argue that he is NOT an educator.

Fans in front of theater.
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In 1980, the movie musical "Xanadu" bombed in a big way. But it didn't slink off into dark ignominy.

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Wednesday marks the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.

Illinois State University

Greek life coordinators at Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State universities are working to prevent hazing incidents through education.

Courtesty of Valarie Kaur

Activist Valarie Kaur acknowledges that many people "want to gag" when she starts talking about love as the spark for social change. She tries to convince them she is advocating for a "revolutionary love" that is the best answer to solving many of society's problems.

The Colorado Project

The filmmaker behind "The Colorado" gives credit for his film, in part, to an explorer with central Illinois connections.

Books To Benefit

A local nonprofit organization has found a new home for a rare, historical text from the 19th century.

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Illinois Wesleyan University is hoping to boost the number of students it enrolls from McLean County by significantly raising financial awards for those students.

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An exhibition of posters in Bloomington showcases the work of artists who are taking a stand for human rights by challenging gender inequality.

Illinois Wesleyan University Athletics

When Illinois Wesleyan head women's soccer coach Dave Barrett accepted the same job at Division 1 Fairfield University in Connecticut last week, he said the opportunity was a perfect storm.

Audience members join musicians on stage
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A benefit concert was held on Monday at the Normal Theater to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

James Plath

Poet James Plath says some contemporary poetry can seem overly academic, inaccessible and off-putting to readers. He wants none of that. 

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One of the nominees at this Sunday's Golden Globe Awards traces the roots of his acting career to the student stage at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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The mayor of Normal said Thursday that the town won't react to the city of Bloomington's move to lower contributions to the Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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Bloomington aldermen say they’d rather evenly split the cost of supporting a new small-business development center at Illinois Wesleyan University rather than picking up most of the tab.

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A pair of English professors have teamed up to help readers find new ways to evaluate poetry.

IWU President: No Overreaction To Enrollment Drop

Nov 15, 2017
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Fall enrollment for Illinois Wesleyan University is about 1,700 students, the lowest since 1988.

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