Western Courier

GoFundMe page draws criticism: Contract negotiation tensions carry over to social media

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

April 23, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Contract negotiation tensions extended to social media last weekend as a GoFundMe.com page drew criticism from Western Illinois University employees. Following the April 18 announcement of the University Professionals of Ill...

Necks run off to Missouri

Brie Coder, Copy Editor

April 18, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Western Illinois University track and field teams will head down to the University of Missouri’s turf to compete in the Tom Botts Invitational this Friday and Saturday. This will be their fifth outdoor...

UPI to hold strike authorization vote: Faculty to vote Wednesday following prolonged negotiations

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

April 16, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

The University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) Local 4100 intend to hold a strike authorization vote on April 18 after contract negotiations have continued to drag on for over a year. Negotiations began in December of 2016 betwe...

Students get familiarized with OPS officers during Coffee with a cop

Leah Murphy, Courier Staff

April 13, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, Coffee with a Cop was held at the University Union Concourse from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Students, faculty and staff were invited to join local police officers for coffee and conversation. There was no specified agenda or lect...

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