MacMurray College closing

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Just found out that MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL is going to be closing permanently as of the end of this semester: https://www.mac.edu/closure
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ST_Lawson wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:03 pm
Just found out that MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL is going to be closing permanently as of the end of this semester: https://www.mac.edu/closure
While all of MacMurray's outreach on behalf of their students is to similar private colleges, let's hope Western is making direct contact and guaranteeing 1:1 transfer credit as well.
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Really sad I would guess 174 years old is one of the oldest in Illinois. One of my best friends is the women’s basketball coach.
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Too bad. Judy Collins was a student there for a while. Maybe its where she got the inspiration for this one:

UPDATE: After further review, the song is actually credited to Joni Mitchell although Collins appears to be the first one to actually record it.

If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
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Judy Collins is listed as one of MacMurray's famous almuni.

Interesting note about MacMurray: It was an exclusively a women's college until 1955, when the trustees established MacMurray College for Men as a coordinate institution. In 1969, the colleges were reorganized into a single co-educational institution.

MacMurray alumni include two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole; former baseball major leaguers Mark Clark and Bill Sampen; Pulitzer Award-winning journalist Raymond Bonner; singer Judy Collins; former NFL kicker Olindo Mare, and actor Rick Hall.
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Tere North wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:40 pm
ST_Lawson wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:03 pm
Just found out that MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL is going to be closing permanently as of the end of this semester: https://www.mac.edu/closure
While all of MacMurray's outreach on behalf of their students is to similar private colleges, let's hope Western is making direct contact and guaranteeing 1:1 transfer credit as well.
Just saw a release WIU put out in regards to welcoming MacMurray students to transfer to WIU. Good first step.
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meganeck wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:30 pm
Just saw a release WIU put out in regards to welcoming MacMurray students to transfer to WIU. Good first step.
Western Illinois University Welcomes MacMurray College Students.
http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php ... e_id=17131
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WIU hopes to land MacMurray transfers.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/202 ... -transfers
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