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Sigmas crown Mr. Greek 2018

April 6, 2018

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Western Greek Life turns 75

Josh Bowling, Courier Staff

April 6, 2018

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Western Illinois University is celebrating 75 years of Greek life with a social on April 14, and a Greek awards reception the following day put on by the Western Alumni Association and The Office of Student Activities. On Saturday, April 1...

Kadidia Samassekou’s Story: From Mali to Macomb

William Turkington, Courier Staff

April 4, 2018

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Four airplane rides and 5,550 miles away lies Mali’s capital city of Bamako, the birthplace of a proud Leatherneck by the name of Kadidia Samassekou. Samassekou is fluent in English, French and Bambara, which is a local diale...

Attendance and participation bills back: Long-tabled bills passed after revision

Marc Ramirez, Assistant News Editor

April 4, 2018

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        During Tuesday’s meeting of the Student Government Association, discussion of several bills took the floor of the senate. College of Business and Technology Senator Amanda Wrenn brou...

Alumni celebration fundraiser

William Turkington, Courier Staff

April 2, 2018

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To celebrate the University Union at Western Illinois University’s 50th anniversary, the school has announced fundraising plans for the Alumni Plaza Project, and the adjoining Mascot Memorial Plaza. The Alumni Plaza Project consists o...

A balanced body is a balanced mind

Leah Murphy, Courier Staff

April 2, 2018

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On April 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Western Illinois University Counseling Center will be hosting the event, Balanced Body, Balanced Mind. The event will be held at the Women’s Center, located inside the Multicultural Center. This ...

Students to present research this month, abstracts due April 6th

William Turkington, Courier Staff

April 2, 2018

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The Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Day will be held April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the University Union. The Undergraduate Research Day provides students with a forum to conduct undergraduate research, scholarship or creati...

No confidence vote passed by faculty: 37 percent of faculty abstain in referendum

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

April 2, 2018

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The Western Illinois University Faculty Senate revealed the results of referendum of no confidence in the school’s administration, with 42 percent of voters (213 votes cast) claiming “no confidence.” Twenty-one percent o...

ROTC hosts 50TH Anniversary Military Ball

Marc Ramirez, Assistant News Editor

March 30, 2018

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With the new year came a new anniversary. 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of Western Illinois University’s Reserve officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). The ROTC addition was approved by Western’s Military Science program on No...

University Housing & Dining Services making $600,000 in dining cuts next year

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

March 30, 2018

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As enrollment continues to decline year after year at Western Illinois University, so has occupancy in University Housing and Dining Services residence halls. Because of this, the 2017-2018 Food Service Review Committee has proposed ...

Four students arrested for fraud: OPS and MPD arrest two individuals each in separate cases

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

March 30, 2018

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Multiple students were arrested on separate instances of fraud on Monday and Tuesday this week, with arrest announcements coming from both the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office and the Western Illinois University Office o...

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