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Bradley by the numbers: Four takeaways from this year’s statistical profile

In late October, the university released its annual statistical report, providing more detailed breakdowns of its enrollment numbers. Retention rate slowly recovering After an extreme historical-low, undergraduate retention has increased slightly. Of the 1,090 freshmen enrolled last fall, 925 returned to campus for the fall…

Beyond saving the bees and butterflies

A seminar Friday discussed the native species in Illinois and the advancements made in the entomology field. Angella Moorehouse from the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission talked about her findings in the western Illinois area. Moorehouse is a Natural Areas Preservation Specialist with a concentration in…

‘8 By 10’ receives a 10 out of 10

Imagine a zombie-ridden fairytale universe, throw in a nuclear fallout bunker and add some skinny-dipping. Top that all off with a bottle of Jägermeister, and you’ve got a recipe for a successful series of plays. On Wednesday, the Bradley Department of Theatre Arts debuted “8…

Hands-on talk: Interactive Narrative Club offers game discussions

Each week in the GCC, a passionate conversation spreads about the common thread tying together everything from video and tabletop games to “choose your own adventure” books: interactive storytelling. On Wednesday, Bradley’s Interactive Narrative Club (INC) met to discuss and analyze their favorite interactive stories,…

Column: Driving the distance for dating

For years, having a boyfriend was a goal of mine. Once I started dating, I was able to enjoy the stereotypical aspects: The going out to dinner, hanging out at the park, driving around and the other activities that teenagers do in their small Midwestern…

Editorial: Striving to improve needs to be done together

Enrollment and deficit issues have been a running theme on campus in the past year, and have been a heavy focus of university administrators. It started last fall when Bradley had a 243-student shortfall in enrollment in the fall semester of 2018. Consequentially, the university…

An appetite for success

The scents of fine finger foods filled the air in the Peplow Pavilion of the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. Students and alumni were dressed in business casual attire, hoping that the night would provide great networking opportunities. The Student Alumni Association hosted the first “Appetizers with…

Police Reports: Nov. 22, 2019

• A female employee reported smelling gas in the kitchen of Geisert Dining Hall at approximately 7 p.m. on Nov. 14. The smell was no longer present when checked with a gas meter, and gas could not be detected. • A driver struck another vehicle…

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