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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…

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…

Alum indicted for aiding al-Qaida

Former student Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri was indicted Feb. 27 on charges that he conspired to help al-Qaida for five months in 2001 while he was studying at Bradley to get his masters degree in computer science. The charges allege that from July 2001 to…

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…

Spring breakers beware

Violence in Mexico causes State Dept. to warn students This Spring Break, students may be in for more than beaches and parties south of the border. The U.S. State Department has issued a warning urging students traveling to Mexico to be careful because of an…

Braves basketball shoots for a spot in NCAA

Bradley will kick off its postseason at 2:35 p.m. against Southern Illinois today at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Students traveling to this weekend’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament will receive free admission to Bradley’s games only. Although the Braves are only guaranteed one game…

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…

New VP has plans to raise money, improve alumni relations

The new vice president for advancement’s office doesn’t have any furniture yet, but although his workspace may be sparse, he has plenty of hefty tasks in front of him. Pat Vickerman is in charge of raising funds for The Campaign for a Bradley Renaissance that…

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…

Students find professors usually sit enough office hours

Utilizing a professor’s office hours can be crucial to a student’s success in class. The number of office hours a professor sits depends on the college and department they belong to, Assistant Vice President of Communications Shelly Epstein said. “Faculty are expected to have office…

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