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  • IWU admin contracts Zika, first case in Indiana

    An Indiana Wesleyan University administrator has tested positive for the Zika virus, making it the first human case of Zika in the state. Dr. Barbara Ihrke, vice president of academic affairs at the IWU School of Nursing, contracted the virus while traveling in Haiti last month, according to a statement to The News Herald. Zika…

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  • Dr. Wright addresses religious freedom in chapel

    By Lauren Carpenter and Navar Watson The university president's senate testimony on religious freedom prompted a rare closure of all Indiana Wesleyan University offices Feb. 1. The closure allowed residential campus employees to attend chapel and hear IWU President Dr. David Wright's comments concerning his Jan. 27 testimony before the Indiana State Senate. Senate Bill 344, authored…

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  • Six ways to upgrade your dorm walls

    It's a new year and a new semester.  While you are making a fresh start in your classes, why not make a fresh start in your dorm room?  Here are some unique and easy ways to upgrade your walls. ~Paint some canvasses I know to some people painting on a canvas can sound very intimidating,…

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  • Marion Police Investigate Homicide Near Campus

    Marion police found the body of 23-year-old black male Mark A. Cotton Jr. Nov. 12, after receiving an emergency call at 8:50 p.m. that night. The body was lying outside Cotton’s home at 3420 S. Nebraska St., across the road from Allen Temple AME Church. The autopsy today showed Cotton died from multiple gunshot wounds, according…

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