Western Courier

Multicultural Center will host women’s activism event

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

February 4, 2019

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The Women’s Center at Western Illinois University will be participating in in the global activist movement, V-Day. V-Day’s purpose is to stop violence against women and girls and raise funds and awareness through benefit produ...

Attorney and former Leatherneck publishes novel

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

February 4, 2019

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Like most undergraduate students, Jason Schutte did not have his whole life already written in stone. Schutte is a native of Payson, Ill. and a graduate student of Western Illinois University, where he was a law enforcement ...

Macomb community welcomes Chick-fil-A to Western

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 4, 2019

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Chick-fil-A opened its doors to the public with an official, ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday evening. University Housing and Dining Services hosted the event, which also included discounts for the University Bookstore. With more than 2,200...

Kinder Mondays continue at Western

Karla Foster, Courier Staff

February 1, 2019

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Mondays are seen as horror of the modern society. They often feature dreaded mornings after partying, waking up early and that surprise pop quiz that the teacher just had to give. Now imagine going through that same day but someo...

Polar Vortex forces statewide closures

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 1, 2019

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Area schools and numerous businesses closed their doors after record-low and life-threatening temperatures lingered across the state of Illinois on Wednesday. Temperatures in Rockford, Ill. and Moline, Ill. surpassed previous low ...

Sweet Shack 2.0 looks to expand

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 1, 2019

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A new coffee shop may soon occupy the space at 314 North Lafayette St. in Macomb. If the city council will allow it, Tracey DeBold would like to bring another food option to the table beginning in March. DeBold, who is the...

Union member discusses BOT violation

Steven Barnum, News editor

January 28, 2019

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Western Illinois University is still trying to rid itself of the controversy surrounding its 2018 violation of the Open Meetings Act. The Board of Trustees (BOT) met on June 28, 2018, to discuss funds and potential layoffs –...

Students recruit members at Activity Fair

January 25, 2019

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Western to expand online classes

Steven Barnum, News editor

January 25, 2019

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Western Illinois University was recently recognized for its opportunities in onlinedegree programs. U.S. News and World Report studied developed a list of which colleges that offer what they consider to be the strongest online prog...

Western grad recognized for leadership skills

Steven Barnum, News editor

January 25, 2019

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The Galesburg, Ill. Area Chamber of Commerce chose a Western Illinois University graduate as one of the recipients of the “20 Under 40” program. Smithshire, Ill. native Stephanie Hilten was selected to be a part of 2019...

Western’s Physics Department Ranks Second In Country

Leah Murphy, Courier Staff

January 23, 2019

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Western Illinois University’s (WIU) Physics department was ranked second in the country by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) among 65 other institutions. Western’s Physics Department, which offers a master’s degree...

Student Government Association expands on restructuring

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

January 23, 2019

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The Student Government Association at Western Illinois University announced a new plan for restructuring during last week’s general assembly meeting. Each meeting will now alternate between committee meetings and general assembly...

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