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Professors have varied opinions of uniform absence policy

Some professors oppose a university-wide policy outlining reasons for excused student absences The proposed absence policy has yet to be mentioned to some teachers. The policy would excuse students for reasons such as university-sanctioned activities, serious illnesses, religious observances and legal obligations. It was drafted…

AIDS counselor spreads message of hope, prevention

Patrick McGee said there is an epidemic in our world, an epidemic that is completely preventable – AIDS. “We can wipe this disease off the face of the Earth,” the American Red Cross-certified AIDS counselor said. That was his message to a group of about…

Student Senate re-evaluates idea to put kitchens in dorms

The idea to build kitchens in the dorms came about a few years ago as part of a Student Senate resolution, but the executive director of Residential Living and Leadership said there are some issues with the idea. “Probably three or four years ago, a…

Graduate finance program introduced

Finance students can now apply to the master’s of science in quantitative finance program and stay at Bradley to complete their graduate work. Professor of finance and quantitative methods Phillip Horvath is in charge of getting the new program up and running and said he…

Healing begins after suicide

In the wake of an apparent campus suicide, Thanksgiving Break came at a fitting time for students dealing with the tragedy. “Everything was a little more tense after it happened,” Jeff  Schieferle Uhlenbrock, the residence hall director of Geisert, said. “It was nice to have…

Glasser discloses breast cancer diagnosis

Joanne Glasser’s mother used to always tell her “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.” That advice may be especially important for the university president as her recent breast cancer diagnosis presents her with challenges and obstacles. “I just look at it as a…

Athletes receive drinking tickets

65 students, including 39 athletes, were given tickets during a party Operation Campus/TAP issued a total of 65 drinking tickets, with 39 written to student athletes, at a party in the 1800 block of Main Street. The party, hosted Nov. 23, was allegedly part of…

1968 and 2008 share eerie parallels

A revolution. One of the most unpopular wars in history. Authorities no one can seemingly trust. It seems 2008 is just another shallow echo of the flower-choked era of yesteryear, 1968. Sure, one of them has the Beatles and the other has the Arctic Monkeys.…

New technologies owe a debt to the old and dead

Our wired world is truly an addictive one, just ask the Secret Service about Barack Obama’s Blackberry habit. Although the President-elect is clearly excited to start the next stage of his newly acquired title, he has been less than enthused with the idea of a…

20 years later, “Wall Street” a reminder of corporate greed

Oliver Stone’s 1987 classic “Wall Street” paints a vivid picture of life on – you guessed it – Wall Street. The versatile Charlie Sheen (“Scary Movie 3”) is Bud Fox, an up-and-coming stockbroker who feels the pressure of the market and yearns to succeed at…

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