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Mary Jo Kane said the explosive growth of women playing sports in America is absolutely attributable to the passage of Title IX in 1972. She used a former U-Conn basketball star as an example.

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The Illinois State University athletic community is mourning the loss of longtime volunteer assistant softball coach Bill Dickson. He was 85 when he died Thursday of natural causes.

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Alumni flocked back to the Illinois State University campus for Homecoming festivities on Saturday.

GLT's Grow: The Science Of Fall Color

Oct 20, 2017
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As the days get cooler and shorter, nature puts on a gorgeous display of color as the leaves change—red, yellow, orange and, yes, even brown.

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Illinois State's Board of Trustees on Friday approved the university’s official operating budget of about $426 million for fiscal year already underway.

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Illinois State’s Board of Trustees will decide Friday how much money to ask for from Springfield in next year’s budget, even as the university becomes less and less reliant on state funding.

GLT Datebook: Redbirds Rise at ISU Homecoming

Oct 14, 2017
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Illinois State University celebrates Homecoming week Oct. 16-22, with a variety of events to engage the whole community.

GLT's Grow: Edible Landscaping

Oct 13, 2017
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There's an exciting new trend in gardening that's as beautiful as it is delicious.

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It’s no secret that more and more children are being diagnosed with autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says about 1 in 68 children has autism spectrum disorder. That jumps to 1 in 42 for boys—almost five times more common than in girls.

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The Redbird volleyball team picked a good night for an epic comeback.

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John Stark has deep roots at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

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When you’re running for elected office, you need to get people to sign your nominating petitions to get on the ballot. It can be a slog, with every waking moment pestering shoppers leaving grocery stores or asking your neighbors for their John Hancock.

A Final Promise Lives On

Oct 9, 2017
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An advocate for end-of-life options will visit Illinois State University this week to share his wife's story in an effort to help others who face death.

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Illinois State University Education Professor Deborah MacPhee has designed a collaborative model of teacher education she says bridges the gap between theory and practice.

GLT's Grow: Yard Decor Tips

Oct 6, 2017
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It's fun adding decor to our gardens. But go too far and you'll end up in tacky territory.

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To most Americans the "fiduciary rule" on financial planning might not mean a whole lot. But for financial planners, stock brokers, and investment advisors, it's a really big deal.

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Donald Trump ran for president touting his outsider status and record as the leader of a vast real estate empire. He promised to apply business expertise to government.

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Have you filed your FAFSA already? That's the question high school seniors and college students should be asking each other these days.

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You couldn’t draw up the play any better if you tried.

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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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Members of the first “unofficial” fraternity on the Illinois State University campus are celebrating their 60-year reunion this weekend.

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When you watch a giant marching band perform its halftime show, it’s a dizzying display of movement, sound, and color. There’s so much happening, it’s best to just sit back and enjoy.

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Illinois State University men's basketball coach Dan Muller said Thursday that the cheating aspect of the latest scandal to rock the NCAA doesn't surprise him.

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Like the first two Six Week Film Festivals at the Normal Theater, the next one is also focused on style, according to the organizer.

Brady, Rose Propose Major Shakeup For Illinois Public Universities

Sep 25, 2017
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Two lawmakers from central Illinois on Monday proposed an overhaul of the state’s higher education system, making it easier for students to apply to public universities while also putting those schools through new “economic efficiency reviews.”

GLT's Grow: Making Wildlife Welcome

Sep 22, 2017
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Right now is a great time to prepare our yards for the wildlife that will stop by in the snowy months ahead.

Star Trek Goes Boldly Into Identity

Sep 22, 2017
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From outer space to inner emotions, a new book delves into the psychology of "Star Trek," using the beloved characters to help us understand more about ourselves.

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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 has received a $1 million gift to establish a scholarship program as part of the its newly public Redbirds Rising fundraising campaign.

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A new center at Illinois State University will try to more purposefully pair students with community organizations that can benefit from their growing knowledge and skills.

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