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Students Campaign to "Take Back the Tap"
Students are leading a campaign to reduce the use of plastic water bottles on campus by offering refillable containers and hydration stations.


Opera Star Powers '64 to Perform
Known for performing villains from Mephistopheles to Iago, opera star William Powers '64 is bringing his wicked talents back to campus.


Lessen Receives Nurse Educator Fellowship
Wesleyan's Brenda Lessen was awarded a State of Illinois Nurse Educator Fellowship from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

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Healthcare a Longtime National Debate
Among the topics for Wednesday's first presidential debate, healthcare has long been a controversial issue in America, as explored in a book by Political Science Professor Greg Shaw.


Wesleyan Announces 23 New Scholarships
New named scholarships were announced at the 16th annual Scholarship Benefactor Dinner, a celebration of the philanthropy that provides financial aid to about nine in 10 Wesleyan students each year.


Brennan Receives NIH Grant for Sickle Cell Research
Wesleyan's Brian Brennan has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study possible treatments for sickle cell disease.

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ARC Students Engage With Community
Ten Illinois Wesleyan University students had an active summer interning and making contributions to the Bloomington-Normal community through the Action Research Center (ARC).

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LaLonde '14 to Launch Tool Library
Matt LaLonde '14 is launching a Tool Library for the Bloomington-Normal area, to lend home repair and gardening tools to residents at no charge.


Zimmerman Celebrates 60 Years in Saxophone
Wesleyan's Keith Zimmerman, who believes "you teach through music, you don't teach music," is celebrating 60 years playing the saxophone.

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Burke's New Book Explores Difficult Dialogue on Race
In a new book, Racial Ambivalence in Diverse Communities: Whiteness and the Power of Color-Blind Ideologies, Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke grapples with the struggle for dialogue about race and racism.