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Bradley retention rates for 09 see normal, slight decline

Bradley’s mid-year retention rates for 2009 have slightly declined compared to past years. The freshmen and sophomore retention rate for 2007 was 88.1 percent, down .8 percent from last year’s 88.9 percent. And the freshmen mid-year retention rate for 2008 is 96.5 percent, down .7…

Water polo team loses first game, gains experience

The club water polo team may not have won its first game last weekend, but founder Dominic Lyles said the experience was worth the 16-4 defeat. The team squared off against Lindenwood University St. Louis, a three-time Div. III national championship team, in three scrimmages…

Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day at U of I begins today

Today, many student will begin celebrating Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and many Bradley students will join them. “A lot of people come up from Southern Illinois University, Illinois State, Bradley and a bunch of places,” freshman U of I student…

Students show high interest in sports communication major

After being approved in October, the new sports communication major has already generated more than 60 applicants. Director of Admissions Marketing and Communication Tom Richmond said this is a good number for a new program. In comparison, well-established majors such as advertising and public relations…

Student named finalist for Truman Scholarship

Each year, hundreds of college juniors across the nation compete for roughly 60 awards offered by the Harry S. Truman Foundation. This year junior triple major in political science, economics and rhetorical studies, Patrick Campbell is among the many finalists. The Truman Scholarship was founded…

Student groups to start requesting SABRC funding soon

The Student Activities Budget Review Committee is accepting applications from student organizations looking for funding. Each semester, full-time students pay a student activities fee of $35. Next year, the fee will increase to $65 a semester. This means there is a projected funding of $580,000…

Poet Laureate’s love for English, BU students apparent

Kevin Stein, a professor, author and poet, has the task of increasing awareness and promotion of arts Not every college campus can say it has the state Poet Laureate teaching English courses full-time. Bradley, however, can proudly say that it does. Professor of English Kevin…

Students to square off in Senate electons soon

If you’ve ever wanted to become involved with Student Senate, your chance to do so is approaching quickly. There is a mandatory informational meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Michel Student Center room 5 for anyone interested in becoming a student body officer. “In order…

BU Police buy Ford Explorer for use in extreme weather

Less than a month ago, Bradley officials decided the university needed another police vehicle. Instead of getting the classic Ford Crown Victoria police car recognizable to many students, a four-wheel drive Ford Explorer was purchased instead. “The mission of this vehicle is different than other…

Sigma Nu sues councilwoman

Sigma Nu fraternity filed a lawsuit on Thursday against three individuals for trespassing at the house in September. The suit was filed in Peoria County Court against second district Councilwoman Barbara Van Auken, Andrew Rand and Sid Ruckriegel. In September, the group approached members of…

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