Western Courier

‘Necks search for tests; NFL season set to kick off

Marvin Holman

August 31, 1998

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Thursday the Leathernecks will open their season against Division II St. Cloud State University, another "challenging" opening game.I understand that we must open the season with a win, but at the expense of this poor team? Before any...

University Library celebrates 20 years

Holly M. Anderson

August 31, 1998

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For 20 years the University Library has supplied students and the community with the resources they need to better their education and further their personal knowledge.The library is planning to celebrate its 20th anniversary Thursd...

Pilots have other options

August 31, 1998

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Recently, things haven't been so good up in the friendly skies for pilots of Northwest Airlines.Saturday 6,100 pilots walked off their jobs in dispute over issues of pay, job security, retirement and work rules. The strike came o...

New public service ads are a waste of money

Rebecca Bogler

August 31, 1998

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A few months ago President Bill Clinton announced a $100 million advertising campaign in an effort to fight the war on drugs and alcohol, and recently some of the ads have been aired. The disappointing thing is that Clinton pro...

The warning period is over

Marvin Holman

August 31, 1998

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Starting today, after a week of warnings, students must now park in their designated areas or risk paying a fine.According to Bob Fitzgerald, director of Parking Services, students parking in faculty and staff lots, reserved spots ...

Wise appointed acting associate dean of CAS

Dan Morton

August 31, 1998

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Dan Wise, professor and chair of the WIU department of geography, has been named to succeed Frank Fulkerson as the acting associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences effective Aug. 1. Fulkerson stepped down from the pos...

Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina welcome new and returning studentsBy Danny Davis

Danny Davis

August 31, 1998

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With fall semester classes underway, both the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center and Casa Latina held open houses last week for new and returning students.The open houses were designed to show students some of the services both facilit...

Gov. Edgar approves student trustee vote

Dan Morton and Karl Phipps

August 28, 1998

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Due to a bill passed recently by Gov. Jim Edgar, the student representative to the Board of Trustees will have a binding vote at all nine public universities in Illinois.Dawn Boney, the student representative to the WIU Board o...

College roommates help to instill diversity

Brandon Eckenrode

August 28, 1998

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The United States is incredibly fortunate to have such a diverse population. It appears, however, that our country is the most separated internally.Every day there are conflicts which involve hate crimes, ethnicity clashes and...

I know what you missed this summer

Jeff Reynolds

August 28, 1998

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The Bulls and head coach Phil Jackson parted company in early June, closing a chapter in what could've become the richest championship novel in NBA history. Co-authors Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen have both muffled words of t...

‘Necks get final exhibition kicks

Karl Phipps

August 28, 1998

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With the first game less than three days away, Leatherneck head soccer coach Eric Johnson is looking for any kind of leadership from his players.More importantly, Johnson is hoping the team will sport a positive attitude, as i...

WIU recieves national recognition

Shannon Brennan

August 28, 1998

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For the second consecutive year, WIU has been ranked in the second tier of regional universities in the U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges Edition."Last year we advanced to the second tier for the first time in rec...

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