Recent graduate dies in car crash

May 2014 graduate Daniel Johnson died in a car accident Sunday, July 6 after colliding head-on with another vehicle. The collision occurred on U.S. 61 five miles north of Grandview, Iowa when Johnson’s Honda Civic crossed the center line and collided with a southbound Chevy Silverado pulling a utility trailer. According to investigators of the accident, both drivers attempted to avoid collision by steering toward the southbound shoulder of the road, where they crashed head-on. After being transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Johnson and the […]

Student dies after lawn mower accident

Sophomore television arts major Frank Licka died Tuesday, June 17 after a riding lawn mower accident at his work. Licka was mowing grass for the Frankfort Square Park District before bystanders found him collapsed next to the lawn mower Tuesday afternoon. He was transported to Franciscan St. James hospital in Olympia Fields. An autopsy determined his death was caused by multiple injuries suffered in a lawn mower accident. Tinley Park police said it was unclear whether the lawn mower tipped or rolled over, but they […]

University to make significant budget cuts

In an email sent to Bradley faculty and staff on Tuesday, University President Joanne Glasser announced that the campus community could expect significant budget cuts during the upcoming school year. According to Glasser, the need for these cuts may be largely attributed to the smaller than anticipated incoming freshman class. In early May, 970 freshmen had paid their deposits for Fall 2014 enrollment – 110 fewer than expected. The size of the class causes more than a $2 million negative financial effect on current operating […]

Music impresses, attendance disappoints

Music impresses, attendance disappoints

The Orwells, Plain White T’s and The Fray brought a show to the Hilltop worthy of a throwback Thursday performance on a Wednesday evening. The Orwells set the tone right from the start with their hard rock sound and Kings of Leon-inspired stage presence. With oddly colored hair and beautiful bass lines, this band clearly deserved attention. The Plain White T’s were less than impressive. Although their stage presence was more audience friendly, frankly their sounds were as lame as junior high. With the exception […]

Portfolio showcase offers interactive experiences

Interactive media majors will exhibit their work in the Peoria River Front Museum for their annual portfolio showcase May 3 with the theme “Routing: An Interactive Media Experience.” “[Moving to the museum] has been a really big step for our department,” said senior interactive media major Austin Thurmond. The showcase will feature new additions such as a kids area to engage people of all ages, said Thurmond. “For the children attending, there will be a green screen where they can capture a video of themselves […]

Students snap selfies to raise money

Whether it was #nofilter or #valencia, Bradley students took selfies last week as part of a fundraising competition. For Students Helping Students Week, Bradley Ambassadors encouraged Bradley students to participate in the Selfie Challenge and raise money for students in need of textbooks and other educational materials. “The purpose of the event was for students to take selfies with [professors, coaches and alumni] or in places on campus that are a result of alumni donations,” said adviser for the Bradley Ambassadors Philip Thompson. “We wanted […]

SAO honors students, organizations

Student Activities will celebrate its annual Student Leader and Organization Recognition Reception 5 p.m. May 5 to honor Bradley’s outstanding students and campus organizations. The awards ceremony will acknowledge students of various colleges within the university and multiple student organizations who have demonstrated leadership on campus. The ceremony, however, provides more to the Bradley community and students than just awards. “I feel that the student awards offer validation for the hard work students are putting into campus,” Assistant Director of Student Activities Lauren Smetana said. […]

AEPi, Brave Sounds host “Rock the Block”

Brave Sounds Entertainment and Alpha Epsilon Pi will pair up for the first ever “Rock the Block” event May 6. The two organizations will host DJ Caleeb, Hof, Fanny Pack, ZDDJ and DJ Umberton from 4 to 9 p.m. on the front lawn of AEPi on Fredonia Ave. for an evening of free entertainment. Sophomore and AEPi House Manager Jonathan Perera said the fraternity is looking forward to what will come of the event. “[We hope to] bridge the gap between campus and greek life […]

Uni./Main for Dummies

Uni./Main for Dummies

You’ve seen it. You’ve walked through it. You’ve cursed the traffic. Now, get the facts on what’s happening at the intersection of University Street and Main Street. 1. Starting May 12, “pedestrian scramble” periods will introduce a 30 second break in the traffic light rotation to allow pedestrians to cross either street directly or diagonally with all vehicle traffic at a standstill. 2. Both streets will be reduced from five lanes to three as they approach the intersection. One lane will be for left turns, […]

Retiring professors reflect on time at Bradley

Tracy Harris After 24 years with Bradley, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Language, Tracy Harris, bids farewell to the Hilltop. Harris began her academic journey at Bennington College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and French. She followed her B.A. with two master’s degrees, one in teaching Spanish and French from Columbia University and one in linguistics from the Ohio State University. She then earned a doctorate in linguistics from Georgetown University. Since 1990, Harris has led foreign language students […]