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Illinois State University President Larry Dietz told lawmakers Thursday that money is being wasted on the old College of Fine Arts building.

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Ten years ago, Lincoln College was a junior college in a small town.

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Heartland Community College

The new Heartland Community College president will be Keith Cornille.

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College is an eye-opening experience. And for those students coming from majority-white communities, it may their first significant exposure to diverse cultures.

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Greek life coordinators at Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State universities are working to prevent hazing incidents through education.

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The old saying is memory is a faulty crutch. For years, a professor at Illinois State University has focused her research on proving that old saying right.

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The National Science Foundation is giving Illinois State University Faculty a $317, 000 grant. The money is buying a device that uses lasers to concentrate and filter cells into like batches. It's called a flow cytometer cell sorter.

Faculty and students will use the machine to do research on aging and the immune system, reptiles and turtles, bumblebee parasites, pollen grains, bird blood, and insects.

Students will get training on a device that is common in many health professions.

The feds funded only 16 percent of grant applications in this category.
 

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Organizers of a union that would represent Illinois State University graduate students have crossed a threshold.

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Obscured in the last three years of budget struggles in the state of Illinois is a remaining massive unfunded liability in state pension systems—$129 billion by some accounts.

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An Illinois House committee has approved a bill that would prevent credit card companies from marketing their products on public university and community college campuses.

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Illinois State University

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz is asking state lawmakers for fair, dependable funding.

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Heartland Community College

The last of the finalists for the job of Heartland Community College president will visit campus Monday and Tuesday.

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Illinois State University's new provost is Jan Murphy.

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An Illinois State University professor who once sued the institution over gender pay equity has now given ISU its largest faculty cash gift ever.

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Unit 5 officials are not thrilled with Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to shift pension costs from the state to local school districts.

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A local nonprofit organization has found a new home for a rare, historical text from the 19th century.

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Illinois Wesleyan University is hoping to boost the number of students it enrolls from McLean County by significantly raising financial awards for those students.

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State Farm Insurance is giving Heartland Community College $383,000 to support three workplace preparedness programs involving short-term certificates and career coaching.

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The Heartland Community College Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to move ahead with a debt swap that administrators hope will increase financial flexibility.

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An associate dean of Illinois State University's Milner Library said his recent trip to the Gulf state of Qatar to help create that country's national library was an exciting adventure.

Bradley University

The latest quarterly look at the Peoria area economy shows modest growth and projected stability.

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An Egyptian Muslim and former exchange student at Heartland Community College said he is disillusioned by mixed messages he's receiving from the United States.

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Illinois Wesleyan University’s president said Thursday that a plan to tax college endowments as part of a larger tax overhaul would unfairly harm private schools and make them less affordable.

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A longtime fixture of Illinois State University has passed away.

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Wayne Messmer is an iconic voice in Illinois, serving as a professional speaker, broadcaster, actor, author, and of course, singer. He's also an Illinois Wesleyan University graduate.

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An author who chronicles the effects of globalization on food and clothing is urging the public to become more informed.

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Illinois State University President Larry Dietz said a looming state election cycle could hold new budget negotiations hostage.

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Illinois State University is entering the public phase of its long-awaited major fundraising campaign.

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At least two significant demonstrations were sparked Tuesday in Bloomington-Normal after President Donald Trump's decision to wind down a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

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Many people have been struck by the strength and persistence of Hurricane Harvey, still drenching the Texas Gulf Coast with a record amount of rain recorded in one event in north America.

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