Campus Headlines - 2012

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Wilson Joins College Presidents Urging Action on Gun Violence
Illinois Wesleyan President Richard F. Wilson was one of 170 college presidents who signed a letter urging national policy leaders to take action on gun violence following the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn.


French Sheds Light on Early Deaf Astronomer
Writing in BBC News Magazine, Wesleyan's Linda French dispels myths and explores the accomplishments of the 18th century amateur astronomer John Goodricke.


Rusin '13 Creates Guide for Counseling Undocumented Teens
The issues faced by children of undocumented immigrants can be better understood by school administrators, thanks to a resource guide created by Sylvia Rusin '13.


How to Cope During Finals Week
With finals exams under way, tips for surviving the stress include getting sleep, eating healthy and forcing yourself to take breaks.


Ethics Bowl Team to Compete at Nationals
Illinois Wesleyan's Ethics Bowl Team will enter the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Tournament in San Antonio, Texas in February.

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Timelapse: 1 Year of Construction
Watch one year from the webcam of construction of the new classroom building, collapsed into about a minute. Also see a photo gallery.


Kenny '13 Named Wesleyan's Lincoln Laureate
Daniel Kenny '13 received the 2012 Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Award. He also became Illinois Wesleyan's 114th Academic All-American athlete.

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Illinois Wesleyan, Chinese University Forge Scholarly Exchange
China's Beijing Union University and Illinois Wesleyan will conduct faculty exchanges and collaborate on scholarly research under a new agreement between the institutions.


Wesleyan Honored for Student Activities, Leadership Programs
The office that serves as a resource for campus programming, student organizations and leadership development has received a Small Campus Programming Organization of the Year Award for 2012.


The Many Facets of Matthew Dearing '00
Alumnus Matthew Dearing explores life's dynamic patterns via many interests, as featured in the cover story of the fall Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine, now online.