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Nov. 2, 2020

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Campus News

SealStudent-Faculty Research Continues Through Pandemic
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, student-faculty research collaboration has continued at Illinois Wesleyan, as recognized and celebrated by the Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee.

LindseyFitzharris '04 Hosts New Series Investigating Famous, Mysterious Deaths
Medical historian, bestselling author, and now, television host Lindsey Fitzharris '04 re-examines some of history's most mysterious deaths in The Curious Life and Death Of..., a new series from the Smithsonian Channel.

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Titans In The News
The Houston Chronicle

An article about dog cognition, written by Associate Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong for The Conversation, is appearing in media outlets around the country, also including The Washington Post (subscription required).


(Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald

Taking over as CEO/president of the NFL's Tennessee Titans has been beyond the wildest dreams of Burke Nihill '00.

Corporate Counsel

Gretchen Cepek '90 was featured in a special report honoring women who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in law. (Free subscription required.)

Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary explained public interest in true crime stories.


Small business growth has resumed in McLean County, according to the Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan University.


DWS, one of the world's leading asset managers, announced that Matt Hilding '00 has joined the firm as U.S. Head of Wealth.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan researchers found lead fragments in deer harvested with lead ammunition.





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Keep up with the latest news and photos from your classmates! When you visit your Class Newsletter, you can subscribe via email by submitting your address under "subscribe to my posts."

In recent highlights, Christina (Hemrich) Mohler '02 was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri.


Class Newsletters
  • An essay by Issac Funk Endowed Professor of Philosophy Robert Erlewine, "Resolving Contradictions: Samuel Hirsch and the Stakes of Modern Jewish Thought" is published in the November issue of the AJS Review.

  • Margaret Chorazy '02 was named associate dean for academic affairs in the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
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