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Watterson Towers residence hall at ISU

Illinois State University said Thursday it will rename floors in the Watterson Towers residence hall in the wake of nationwide upheaval and a renewed dialogue on race and history.

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The Illinois State University Board of Trustees on Friday was met with praise and condemnation from faculty members in its decisions on how to proceed with the fall semester amid the pandemic.

Kwame Raoul
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Attorney General Kwame Raoul has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Illinois State University over opposition to a new federal rule that could make it harder for international students to stay in the U.S.

Larry Dietz speaks to crowd
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Up to 1,000 Illinois State University students who would normally live in residence halls may have to rent apartments for the fall semester. ISU President Larry Dietz said Thursday that's one social-distancing goal.

Larry Dietz speaking at a podium
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz has asked staff to plan for budget cuts of 10% and 20%. In a message to staff who plan budgets at several levels, Dietz said the guidance to develop the scenarios comes amid uncertainty of state support and the impact of the pandemic on future costs.

Larry Dietz at news conference
Illinois State University

UPDATED 7:20 a.m. | Illinois State University is sending students home until further notice because of the coronavirus.

Sign at Tokyo Station
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Illinois State University is urging its students studying abroad in Italy and Japan to return to the U.S. due to concerns over the coronavirus.

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Illinois State University trustees on Friday approved nearly $18 million in spending on various projects and a 12.8% performance bonus for President Larry Dietz.

ISU President Larry Dietz said he is pleased with the pace of student acceptances of admission during this early part of the college selection season.

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Illinois State University’s Board of Trustees has ratified a six-month extension of its agreement with Connect Transit to cover free bus access for students, faculty and staff.

Bone Student Center
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Illinois State University trustees will decide Saturday whether university president Larry Dietz has earned a performance bonus.

Students at ISU meeting
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After meeting for the first time this week, Illinois State University administrators and the Black Homecoming Committee are moving toward a plan to address alleged antiblackness on campus.

COMPACT team on stage
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Illinois State University is taking next steps toward the launch of mechanical and electrical engineering programs.

Student holds AntiBlackISU sign
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Black student leaders pushed back Friday against the Illinois State University administration’s response to concerns about on-campus discrimination, calling it a “slap in the face” and demanding more protections from “antiblackness.”

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Illinois State University

By this time next year, Illinois State University's new multicultural center should be open for business.

Provost Jan Murphy
Illinois State University

After three decades with Illinois State University, Provost Jan Murphy plans to retire at the end of next year.

Larry Dietz speaking at a podium
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz and the editor of ISU's alumni magazine say they have apologized to a couple whose picture was criticized in a letter to the editor. Susan Marquardt Blystone is listed as the editor on ISU's website.

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In one of Bruce Rauner’s final acts as governor, his office announced Friday it has released $9.6 million to pay for deferred maintenance for Illinois State University’s fine arts center complex.

ISU's board meets
Mary Cullen / WGLT

The Illinois State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved fiscal year 2020’s annual budget request to the state, including a 10 percent increase in operations.

ISU Board of Trustees To Consider Bonus For Dietz

Oct 17, 2018
Cindy Le / WGLT

The Illinois State University Board of Trustees will consider bonus pay for University President Larry Dietz on Friday.

Normal Mayor Chris Koos and University President Larry Dietz flip the switch, lighting Uptown in ISU's colors.
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

For the sixth year in a row, Illinois State University has kicked off Homecoming week with the Uptown tree lighting in partnership with the Town of Normal.

Dietz delivers speech from podium
Cindy Le / WGLT

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.

Students sitting on grass on ISU Quad
Illinois State University

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.

Larry Dietz talks to Jon Rosenthal
Cindy Le / WGLT

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.

Larry Dietz at news conference
Illinois State University

With state lawmakers fresh off a major shakeup to K-12 school funding, there’s no shortage of big ideas floating around for higher education too.

Reggie Redbird and ISU cheerleaders cheer with fans.
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Illinois State basketball fans who traveled to St. Louis for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament gathered for a pregame rally before Friday night's late tip-off against Indiana State.

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Illinois State University's new provost is Jan Murphy.

Baylee Steelman / WGLT

A new proposal from Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget address could force universities to pick up more of the cost of pensions and health insurance for Illinois State employees.

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A new center at Illinois State University will try to more purposefully pair students with community organizations that can benefit from their growing knowledge and skills.

Illinois State University officals and student leaders performed the groundbreaking.
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The long-awaited $33 million renovation of the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University is officially underway.