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Posts published in February 2010

Hip-Hop bounces to the Hilltop

Lauren Peterson said she’s waited four years to see a hip-hop artist come to Bradley. But come spring she won’t have to wait any longer. Lupe Fiasco will perform at the Civic Center Tuesday April 20. “He has two records out and they’re both really…

BU Fellows helping Haiti

As most students were making their ways back to campus after Winter Break, one alumnus was making plans to travel across the globe. Kim Turner, a 2007 graduate, isn’t sure when she will be going to Haiti for relief work, but she said she will…

Texting ban presents challenges for police

Students feel mixed emotions about a new state law that is aimed to keep roads safer. The law prohibits the writing, sending or receiving of text messages, and includes surfing the web and e-mailing. Exceptions are made for drivers who are stopped in traffic and…

Alums’ cell company offers innovation

Students wanting to go green and save green can get a little help from GreenCells. GreenCells was founded in 2005 by Bradley alumni Jay Hines and Brian Moore with the intent of helping people to save money while going green. GreenCells sells refurbished cell phones…

Peace Corps recruiting on campus

When Dan O’Rourke graduated in 2005, he already had a job, but he soon gave it up for a rather life altering experience. O’Rourke, after some encouragement, left a job at Caterpillar for the Peace Corps. For 27 months, O’Rourke lived and worked in the…

Economy’s toll not as bad as predicted

Although the job placement rate for 2009 graduates is less than 90 percent for only the second time since 1982, the Executive Director for the Smith Career Center said she is pleased with the 87 percent placement rate for undergraduates. That rate is based on…

Condom plan nearly finalized

The condom distribution plan will likely begin in late March, but students will have to pay a small fee to pick up the contraception. The original plan called for 15 free condoms a month per student on the condition that the student attended a Help,…

Renassaince Campaign funding slowly growing to goal

After nearly half a decade, the Campaign for a Bradley Renaissance is moving forward and seeing results. Launched in June 2005 and publicly announced in April 2008, the Renaissance Campaign has raised $131 million, “chugging along” to the $150 million goal, said Pat Vickerman, vice…

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