Western Illinois University

Rich Egger

The state’s consistently declining support of higher education forced Western Illinois University and its faculty union to rework their current contract.

Rich Egger

A study done at Western Illinois University suggests some of the rhetoric about the impact of academic bias might be exaggerated.

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It’s probably safe to say Western Illinois University Board of Trustees member Phil Hare won’t be attending Saturday night’s homecoming concert featuring 2-Chainz.

WIU Reaches $60 Million Goal with Seven-Figure Gift

Sep 24, 2013
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After more than six years of fundraising, Western Illinois University has hit its $60 million goal for the school's capital campaign.

That's thanks to a sizable gift by two Western alumni who are long time supporters of the university.

Illinois River Sweep Cleans the Lamoine Too

Sep 18, 2013
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The Illinois River Sweep takes place this Saturday,  people from communities all along the river and its tributaries will work together to clean up the waterways. 

WIU Enrollment Decline Impacts Bottom Line

Sep 10, 2013
Rich Egger

There are 498 fewer students attending Western Illinois University this fall than at this time last year.

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Crews are clearing the northwest corner of Route 67 and University Drive in Macomb in preparation for what’s being called a “grand entrance monument” for Western Illinois University.

Rich Egger

Western Illinois University’s credit rating has been downgraded by Moody’s  Investors Service, though the school has plenty of company.

WIU Researcher Analyzes Tornadoes

Jul 31, 2013
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Tornadoes are fact of life in the Midwest.  A researcher at Western Illinois University is using a National Science Foundation grant to look inside storms to figure out which ones will spawn twisters.

Western UPI Chapter Sends Letter Opposing Cost Shift

Jul 19, 2013
Rich Egger

A public employee union in Illinois is criticizing several university presidents for backing a pension reform plan that includes cuts to benefits and a proposal to shift costs to university employees.

WIU Signs Dual Enrollment Deal with EICC

Jul 15, 2013
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Western Illinois University recently signed a new agreement with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to make the transition for EICC students coming to Western easier.

Teaching in 3-D

Jul 15, 2013
Rich Egger

One of the newest tools at Western Illinois University is a 3-D printer that was acquired just a few weeks ago.

WIU to Double Food Waste Composting

Jun 28, 2013
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Western Illinois University will be able to double the amount of food waste it diverts from the landfill and turns into compost.

Rich Egger

Even though the Illinois legislature agreed to maintain higher education funding at current levels, challenges remain for public universities.

Cost Increases for WIU Students

Jun 7, 2013
Rich Egger

The cost of attending Western Illinois University will go up 4.5%  this fall for incoming students.

During their meeting in Moline, the school’s Board of Trustees members approved raising tuition, fees, and room and board for the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.

Budget Director Matt Bierman said although the state legislature agreed to hold higher education funding level this year, the state nonetheless deserves part of the blame for the rising costs.

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