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Editorial: Bradley is facing a serious financial struggle

People who are familiar with the world of higher education know that there has been looming stress about enrollment among colleges and universities across the nation, even before the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bradley projected a $9 million operational deficit before the pandemic. Shortly after the university…

Editorial: Staying at home could be boring, but is crucial to combat COVID-19

As the outbreak of COVID-19 has evolved into a national emergency, countless schools have taken actions to keep their students at home, some extending spring breaks, switching to online classes and many even canceling the semester all together.  For some students, this stay-at-home period, ironically,…

Editorial: Accessibility isn’t just a niche issue

The newest building, the Business and Engineering Convergence Center is mandated to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, and it has done so. However, new issues with the design have developed, requiring the university to take additional steps to ensure the building’s accessibility. The…

Editorial: Don’t freak out, be cautious

Read the article: Coronavirus impacts study abroad As the coronavirus continues to develop into a global pandemic and impact Bradley study abroad programs, The Scout wants to remind everyone to take your health and disease prevention seriously. However, there is no need to be alarmed,…

Editorial: Press and protest are not to blame

In pressuring the University Senate to pass all recommendations to eliminate a handful of degree programs, university president Gary Roberts referred to the amount of publicity, protest and push back as a “well-orchestrated and massive highly public lobbying campaign.” Such criticism is invalid and the…

Editorial: Lead the change you want to see

The proposal made last week to eliminate degrees offered in theater, among others, sparked a student protest. This has spiked campus discussion surrounding the topic. Regardless of whether their protest will preserve these degree programs, the idea of student activism is what Bradley needed. In…

Right actions, wrong message

Campus experienced five incidents of armed robbery since Dec. 3. After these incidents, there was major uproar from parents, students, staff and Peoria residents about the degree of safety on the Hilltop. The university, under pressure from these groups, responded quickly. University President Gary Roberts…

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…

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