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Peoria celebrates congressman’s 90th

Three Bradley political legacies met at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Peoria April 26 to honor a very special birthday. Former United States Congressman and Republican House Minority Leader Bob Michel ’48 celebrated his 90th birthday with friends, family and the Peoria community. Among the…

Moratorium makes a difference in student drinking violations

Students across campus reacted loudly to the announcement of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) moratorium on social events Feb. 10.  But since the enforcement of new alcohol policies, no major incidents have caused noise for IFC. “The changes were made for the better,” said Director of…

Institute for Principled Leadership hosts civility symposium

Bradley University, and Peoria for that matter, have a rich history of sending bipartisan politicians to Washington, D.C. But on Tuesday, the capitol came to Bradley. The Returning Civility to Public Discourse symposium, hosted by the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service (IPL), was…

BU alumnus Chuck Grayeb wins City Council seat

The 2nd District of the Peoria City Council, which Bradley falls into, is now represented by a Bradley alumnus. Chuck Grayeb ’72, ’79 has been an at-large member for the council from 1995-2007. He was elected Tuesday to represent the 2nd district, which encompasses the…

Bradley alumna takes seat in Congress

A Bradley alumna won the special election of the 2nd Congressional district of Illinois on Tuesday, securing yet another seat in Congress by a Bradley grad. Democrat Robin Kelly ’77, ’82 won the election against Republican nominee Paul McKinney by a margin of 89 percent…

Administration focuses on cost reduction initiatives

While many students try to watch their bank accounts during their time at college, the university is in the process of saving pennies as well. In mid-February, University President Joanne Glasser created a special ad-hoc presidential resources committee of Bradley staff to “enhance operating resources…

Marketing professor encourages social media in the classroom

Perhaps the days of sneaking in a tweet or Facebook status during class have finally come to an end.  One marketing professor is making an effort to incorporate more social media in the classroom, and she’s starting by encouraging faculty to use it. As one…

Campus fraternity provides safe walks home from library

Students concerned about getting home safe now have another option: the Delta Tau Delta fraternity escort system. Members of the fraternity will be available to walk students home between 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday.  Escorts can be found at a table near…

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