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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 […]

Policy Analyst Explores Religious Tolerance

With religious tolerance as a hot topic in today’s society, a recent lecture, called “What Religious Freedom Is and What It Is No,t” explained the drive for religious tolerance. More than 100 people gathered Monday night for a lecture featuring Rob Boston, a senior policy analyst at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The lecture encompassed United States history and its ties to religion, Boston’s seven points of religious freedom and concluded with a question and answer session. As a contributor to four […]

Student wins free bookstore money in Facebook contest

What would you do if you had a chance to win a $500 bookstore gift card? Would you spend it all on textbooks or on fun reads instead? The Bradley bookstore gave that chance to all Bradley students a few weeks ago when it made a Facebook contest offering a $500 Barnes and Noble gift card to one lucky winner. All students had to do to enter was comment on the page with any reason why they love Bradley University. “We were looking to do […]

Student Senate semester wrap-up

With a mostly inexperienced executive board and a full schedule, Bradley’s Student Senate is wrapping up their first semester. Senate passed seven resolutions, most of which came during November. Only two resolutions were vetoed as a collective body. One of the resolutions was written by Chairwoman Holly Alguire of the Campus Affairs Committee, which proposed nine new trash cans around campus to be installed in a five semester period. The CLA Committee then presented a resolution that proposed the creation of a feasibility committee for […]

Freedom of speech fair provides realistic debate experience

While it’s important to have the necessary skills to defend one’s position on a controversial issue in the traditional classroom setting, communications professor Laura Bruns knows that such a setting is a rarity in the everyday life. For that reason, Bruns decided to create the first Freedom of Speech Fair at Bradley, which was held Monday and Wednesday in the Michel Student Center Lobby. “While creating a manuscript speech is an important skill, the bulk of public speaking that we do as adults and citizens […]

Bradley Gets New Eagle Scout Chapter

The Eagle Scouts have arrived to campus, providing students with a new opportunity for leadership. While many students may have been involved with Boy Scouts in their youth, the Eagle Scouts are an elite achievement few have reached. It is the highest rank in Scouting, and is earned through leadership, service and using the Scout Oath and Law in daily life. “The rank order goes Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, Eagle and then Eagle Palms, which is more of an extra,” said […]