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Illinois Wesleyan University's fall enrollment numbers show a 17.4% decrease in new students from 2018.

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Illinois Wesleyan University Athletic Director Mike Wagner has announced the university plans to add men’s volleyball and women’s bowling for the 2020-2021 athletic year.

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Illinois Wesleyan named a 12-person committee to find the private university's 20th president.

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Illinois Wesleyan University has canceled author Michael Shermer’s visit for the President’s Convocation after the university discovered sexual assault allegations against him.

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Illinois Wesleyan University Tuesday had a lawn and sidewalk full of Steinway & Sons pianos.

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A best-selling author will call for critical thinking when he addresses Illinois Wesleyan University students during next week's President's Convocation.

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Bloomington residents voiced their desires for what should occupy the 4.1 acre block that formerly housed Mennonite Hospital and Electrolux at 800 N. Main Street.

“Something that would be economically viable,” Tim Tilton said.

“Something that is respectful of the historic nature of the neighborhood,” Andy Birkey added.

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When Alicia Lenard heard about an award ceremony for minority students in Bloomington-Normal, she made sure her fifth-grader, Christina, was there.

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An economist predicts Illinois' 19-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike will cause many Illinoisans to drive less, even if we haven't changed our habits just yet.

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Illinois Wesleyan is hoping an expanded menu of minors will attract more college-bound students to the private university.

Starting in the fall, Wesleyan will offer six new minors: actuarial science, statistics, film studies, French and Francophone studies, Italian studies and religious diversity.

Provost and Dean of Faculty Mark Brodl said students and faculty all expressed interest in adding these new programs. He sees a dual benefit.

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Illinois Wesleyan University has tabbed the former president of Kenyon College in Ohio to serve as interim president following Eric Jensen’s recent departure.

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Illinois Wesleyan University alum Jack Sikma has had a whirlwind few weeks.

Jack Sikma
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A former Illinois Wesleyan basketball standout will soon be going from the NBA Finals to Bloomington for a charity fundraiser.

Eric Jensen
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Illinois Wesleyan University President Eric Jensen has announced his retirement after serving in the role less than four years.

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The City of Bloomington and Illinois Wesleyan University are ramping up marketing efforts to find a buyer for the former Mennonite Hospital and Electrolux site.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are at a disadvantage in STEM fields across the globe.

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In the ever changing world of college athletics, you can only imagine the degrees of change Stew Salowitz has seen at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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One of this year's hottest Broadway shows this year was produced by an Illinois Wesleyan University alum.

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As Illinois Wesleyan’s 2019 graduates take their first steps into the working world Sunday, a fellow Titan alum will tell them their liberal arts degree will be key to their success.

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Illinois Wesleyan University is receiving a $3.5 million gift to become an all Steinway piano music school. University Piano Technician Dave Horine said they will be buying 35 new pianos and trading in 45.

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We are already a water-challenged planet. As global climate change continues, we are likely to become more so, according to Vandana Shiva, a noted environmentalist.

Eric Jensen
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Illinois Wesleyan University is offering an early retirement incentive as a part of a wide-ranging plan to save $1.1 million.

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Bloomington-Normal students and Not In Our Town leaders will gather next week to honor school employees who work to “Stop Hate Together” and create inclusive environments for the Twin City youth.

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Illinois could soon be the fifth state on the path to a $15 minimum wage.

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Some drivers might be needing a jump-start in this extreme cold as car batteries might lack the energy to start.

Meghan Burke with her new book "Colorblind Racism"
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An Illinois Wesleyan University professor of sociology, Meghan Burke, says fighting against racism requires more than simply ignoring race.

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Every year, Illinois Wesleyan University holds a Teach-In on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor the civil rights leader.

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A new exhibit at IWU’s Ames Library allows a comprehensive look into the lives of Native Americans, exploring the connections between wellness and cultural life.

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Illinois’ new governor JB Pritzker has said he wants to legalize, tax, and regulate the sale of recreational marijuana. That move would complicate life for University leaders around Illinois and in Bloomington-Normal.

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An Illinois Wesleyan University economics professor wonders how long federal employees will continue to work without paychecks as the longest government shutdown in history has surpassed three weeks.

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