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Nearly three years after it opened, the Bix Beiderbecke Museum and Archive in Davenport has its first director. Nathan Kraft began working, on a part-time basis, earlier this month.

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On Midwest Week, a national search will begin soon for a new president of Western Illinois University.

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees has deadlocked on whether to appoint Doctor Martin Abraham as the university’s 12th president. The vote Friday came after the board held a five hour executive session Thursday night and met behind closed doors for more than an hour Friday morning.

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees has held 11 public forums on campus and in the community to gather input about the search for the school's 12th president.

High school students through the decades have sweated over the college admissions tests, the ACT and the SAT.  Now, more and more schools are not requiring applicants to take the standardized tests.

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A promotion for the current leader of Western Illinois University. Thursday the board of trustees unanimously approved making Acting President Martin Abraham, the interim president. 

"I'm excited to announce that Western Illinois University has been awarded $10 million," WIU Agriculture Professor Win Phippen said before being interrupted by applause from administrators, politicians, and others who gathered for Tuesday morning's announcement in the University Union's Brattain Lounge on the Macomb campus.

State university officials were grilled by lawmakers Tuesday. At issue is a record of lucrative severance packages for outgoing administrators.


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Aug 23, 2019

On Midwest Week - a spring and summer of major changes at Western Illinois University, including top administrators and the board of trustees.

Dr. Martin Abraham moved to Macomb a few weeks ago to serve as the new provost at Western Illinois University. But following Dr. Jack Thomas' decision to step down as president, Abraham has been thrust into the role of acting president.

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