2020/2021 School Year

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meganeck
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Tere North wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:20 am
meganeck wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:33 pm
I agree, I like him.. Is there anyone who thinks he doesn't deserve the job permanently
Unfortunately, yes. Two BOT members are adamantly against him, and have been since before he was appointed Acting then Interim President.
Brother... didn't realize that
wiu712
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Western Illinois University warns students to stop holding ‘large social gatherings’.
From WGEM-TV, Quincy:
https://wgem.com/2020/08/31/western-ill ... atherings/
wiu712
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WIU students’ return results in uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Macomb area.
From the Galesburg Register-Mail:
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200901 ... acomb-area
wiu712
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SIU-Carbondale's enrollment numbers were released on Tuesday and showed a slight decline in enrollment and an increase in freshman to sophomore retention rates.

Total enrollment for Fall 2020 is 11,366 students, approximately a 2.8% decline from Fall 2019, when enrollment was at 11,695 students.
wiu712
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U Of I Officials: A Few Students' "Poor Choices" Could Get Everyone Sent Home.
From NPR Illinois, WUIS-FM:
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/u-i-of ... -sent-home
wiu712
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WIU’s Martin Abraham encouraged by enrollment projections.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/202 ... rojections
wiu712
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Macomb Mayor clamps down on parties, bar crowds.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/202 ... bar-crowds
wiu712
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Bradley University is temporarily moving to a remote learning environment and enacting an All-Student Quarantine for two weeks. This means all students will be required to quarantine in their residence hall, Greek house, St. James apartment, off-campus apartment, or house for the next two weeks, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. through 7 a.m. Sept. 23.
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Official "10th Day" numbers are out for WIU: http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php ... e_id=17373

Total enrollment is down from last fall, but only by 134 students (1.76% decrease). New freshmen are up 18.9%, new transfer students up 9.2%, and new grad students up 10.3%.
Personally, I think that's pretty good considering that a number of students have decided to take this year off from school entirely. I'd guess if it weren't for COVID, we would be up overall this fall.

Other schools that have released their numbers so far:
U of I - up 2.22%
U of I Chicago - up 0.38%
U of I Springfield - down 3.02%
Eastern Illinois - up 10.5%
Illinois State - down 0.76%
Northern Illinois - up 0.96%
SIU - Carbondale - down 2.81%
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wiu712
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Overall enrollment at Eastern Illinois is 8,626 students, up from 7,806 students in 2019.

The total number of students enrolled in classes at UIS stands at 4,146 compared to 4,275 students for the fall semester in 2019.
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