Benedictine Holds its Annual Teach-In Virtually

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Anna Fisher - News Editor Benedictine University held the fifth annual Teach-In on Social Justice with the theme of Antiracism, Public Health, and the Common Good. This was the first Teach-In to be virtual and many sessions had a theme molded around the pandemic. “I was not only haunted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but what … Continue reading Benedictine Holds its Annual Teach-In Virtually

Provost Announces Merge of COS and COEHS for Next Year

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Photo Credit: Pixabay Anna Fisher - News Editor The College of Science and the College of Education and Health Services will merge June 2021, Provost Ken Newbold announced yesterday in an email to faculty and staff. It is uncertain what this restructuring will mean for current students. The combined colleges will become and be called … Continue reading Provost Announces Merge of COS and COEHS for Next Year

Mesa Invests $2 Million In Benedictine University

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Photo Credit: azcentral.com Kaitlyn Estopare - Staff Writer The city of Mesa Arizona is increasing their investment in Benedictine University’s downtown Mesa campus by $2.15 million. With this investment the City Council of Mesa agreed to allow Benedictine to use a city-owned building for their upcoming expansion.           $1.7 million of the investment will be … Continue reading Mesa Invests $2 Million In Benedictine University

Campus Ministry Offers Free Meal Kits for Lent

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Photo Credit: BenU campus ministry Jesus Cortez - Staff Writer Campus Ministry is offering free dining services to students, staff, and faculty each Friday during Lent. While the kits are free, the spots are limited. So, sign up as soon as possible if interested. “It’s cool because you learn about another country and you get … Continue reading Campus Ministry Offers Free Meal Kits for Lent

Black History Month at BenU

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Photo Credit: nbcnews.com Sanampreet Kaur Bhullar - Staff Writer This month, we celebrate Black History and the powerful figures that have helped implement change into our society. Black History Month is celebrated annually every February. It marks a time where we can celebrate African Americans' accomplishments by recognizing the events and notable figures of the … Continue reading Black History Month at BenU

Benedictine Welcomes New Interim Police Chief

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Sajina Jacob - Staff Writer Benedictine University is happy to welcome Debra Vanderploeg as our Interim Chief of Police. Chief Vanderploeg began her career in 1994 as a community service officer in Wood Dale. She worked for a time in Glen Ellyn and attended the Police Training Institute in Champaign, and in 2002, she left … Continue reading Benedictine Welcomes New Interim Police Chief

Black Student Union Reflects on the Election

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Photo Credit: Black Student Union (BSU) Sara Molina - Staff Writer Black Student Union hosted their first ‘Hot Topics’ of the year with the topic: “Post-Election Thoughts” on February 4, via Zoom. The event allowed students to come talk and listen to others about the outcome and what it means for them.  Students expressed the … Continue reading Black Student Union Reflects on the Election