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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.

Mennonite Hospital Redevelopment Area
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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.

Stew Salowitz working at computer
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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.

The Prom cast
Deen van Meer

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

Stephen Ondra
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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.

Kavya and Olivia
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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.

Maywood, Pritzker, and Guzzardi at a press conference
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Illinois could soon be the fifth state on the path to a $15 minimum wage.

car covered in snow and ice
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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"
Meghan Burke

An Illinois Wesleyan University professor of sociology, Meghan Burke, says fighting against racism requires more than simply ignoring race.

Zakkiyyah Najeebah

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

Meg Miner and Karen Schmidt look at touch screen.
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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.

O'Hare Airport
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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.

Naomi Oreskes
Kayana Szymczak

A science historian says climate change deniers are trying to sow confusion and mistrust about science in much the same way the tobacco industry did for decades.

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A bond rating agency said its outlook on Illinois Wesleyan University is negative and no longer stable. Enrollment grew this year at the liberal arts school in Bloomington. But, Moody's Investors Service says a legacy of falling enrollment and net tuition revenue at IWU will contribute to imbalanced operations as existing smaller class sizes cycle through the school.

McLean County farmland auction
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Two Bloomington homeless shelters and Illinois Wesleyan University will share in an $11.6 million gift. It comes from the sale of prime farmland in McLean County.

Education officials pose at museum
Mary Cullen / WGLT

The National Science Foundation awarded a combined $4.6 million grant to Heartland Community College, Illinois State, and Illinois Wesleyan universities to bolster STEM studies.

Combine with corn
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The impact of climate change on Illinois is a lot more than switching from hot days to cold days.

Artist Grace Sheese
Laura Kennedy / WGLT

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.
Jeff Smudde / Illinois Wesleyan University

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.

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