Western Courier

Anthropology Department hosts Field School Info Session

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

February 8, 2019

Western Illinois University anthropology professor Andrea Alveshere will be hosting an Archaeological Field School Info Session Friday from 12 - 12:50 p.m. Students who attended last years Field School in Fulton County, Ill...

Macomb community welcomes Chick-fil-A to Western

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 4, 2019

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...

Sweet Shack 2.0 looks to expand

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 1, 2019

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...

Men’s basketball comes back against Coyotes

Titus Perez, Courier Staff

January 28, 2019

  VERMILLION, S.D. — The Western Illinois University Leathernecks (8-13, 3-5 Summit) arrived in Vermillion with about as much momentum as they have had since head coach Billy Wright’s era began. The Purple and Gol...

Union member discusses BOT violation

Steven Barnum, News editor

January 28, 2019

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 –...

Western to expand online classes

Steven Barnum, News editor

January 25, 2019

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...

Women’s basketball begins win streak

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

January 23, 2019

Macomb, IL- On Saturday evening the Western Illinois University Leathernecks 8-12 (4-3) defeated the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons 4-14 (0-6) 73-59. In the first six minutes of the game both teams were exchanging baskets. Junior...

Western eliminates North Quad

Steven Barnum, News editor

January 23, 2019

Bayliss and Henninger Halls, pillars in Western Illinois University’s North Quad, will no longer be available for next year’s freshmen. After announcing that Tanner Hall will be taken offline following the Spring 2019 semester,...

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