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Seniors Reflect, Look Toward Future After Graduation

As the weather gets warmer and the semester winds down, students enjoy the May Day festivities, wrap up their spring season sports and begin to buckle down for final exams. Soon, summer will arrive and most MU students will leave campus to return to families, work a summer job or…

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Manchester Approves Campus-Wide Restructuring

Manchester University, attempting to balance the budget for a more prosperous future, have determined it necessary to reduce staff and faculty positions, eliminate an athletic program, and phase out multiple academic majors. These changes are recommended by a task force, part of the Institutional Vitality and Sustainability Initiative, that examined…

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International Buffet Promotes Storytelling through Food

Every two years, members of the North Manchester community congregate in Haist Commons to celebrate unique, cultural dishes at the International Buffet. It is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. “The International Buffet has been taking place in some iteration since 1993,” said Michael Dixon, Director of Intercultural Services…

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Best Self Café Coming May 2019

*Satire piece from the “Joak” Leaves* In light of recent events on and off-campus, college of business professor Ryan Hedstrom has exciting news for students and faculty at Manchester University. “I am proud to officially announce Best Self Café, a fast-casual gourmet eating experience, will be opening Friday night of…

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Van Vlerah Announced as VP for Student Affairs

Situated in her office on the second floor of Calvin Ulrey Hall, new vice president for student affairs Abby Van Vlerah hopes her tenure at Manchester University leads to a “greater sense of community and spartan spirit” on-campus. “I’m very excited to be at Manchester,” Van Vlerah said. “I love…

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MU Baseball Gets Back into the Swing of the Season

Manchester University baseball escaped frigid temperatures at home to begin their season in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Spartans started off their season with two tough defeats to Johnson & Wales University before taking the second game of the doubleheader against Manhattanville College. Manchester’s bats caught fire as they…

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Senior Teaches Leadership in Local Community

For David Alvarez, a senior communication studies major at Manchester University, Unity Performing Arts Foundation was central to his childhood development. Now he hopes to instill the same skills and values he learned from a young age as Student Development Coordinator for Unity.

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Tight-Knit Team Breaks Records

For Manchester University head coach Mike Kocsis, the results of the 2019 HCAC Swimming and Diving Championships at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology were an overwhelming success.

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Polar Vortex Hits Midwest, MU Closes Campuses

With subzero temperatures on the horizon for the for first week of the spring semester, Manchester students and faculty received word that classes would be cancelled due to extreme, cold weather from 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, until Friday morning, Feb. 1.

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Manchester ‘Principles of Marketing’ Class Partners with Local Organization

Professor Beth Driscoll’s Principles of Marketing course is aiding a local business for the second straight year, all while the students are learning important business concepts.