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Illinois Wesleyan reports dip in enrollment

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Wesleyan University says its enrollment is down slightly this fall compared to a year ago. Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Greg King said that the drop from 1,693 to 1,636 students was expected. He says the total number of students is within

Saturday, September 28th is “World Rabies Day”

    OTTAWA – World Rabies Day is September 28th, 2019. Established in 2007, it aims to raise awareness about rabies and help the world come together to fight the preventable disease. The theme for 2019 is “Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate,” which focuses on the foundation of all

UI: Freshmen enrollment from China辽宁体彩网 holds steady

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials say the number of freshmen students from China辽宁体彩网 remained flat this year. Admissions Director Andrew Borst told The News-Gazette in Champaign that freshmen from China辽宁体彩网 enrolled at Illinois totals 569, five more than in fall 2018. Borst says

Illinois State Museum returning artifacts to Australia

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Museum in Springfield has agreed to return 42 culturally significant objects to Australia. The gesture comes nearly a century after they were brought to the United States. The museum says in a news release that it’s the first institution in the

Disability group president resigns over Thunberg remark

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An elected official in central Illinois has resigned as president of a local nonprofit after a social media post about teen climate activist Greta Thunberg. Media outlets report that Jay Hall wondered on Facebook if the 16-year-old Swede had “Mongoloidism.” He