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As chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University, McLoddy Kadyamusuma prides himself on empowering students to help people communicate. 
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President Aondover Tarhule joins Redbird Buzz to share what the first few weeks of his presidency have looked like, details of the path he took to get to this point, and what he hopes his legacy will be. 
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Meeting your heroes can be a tricky thing. Letdowns are common, and disappointment lurks. For Scott Gleeson ’11, basketball icon Dick Vitale has exceeded every expectation, so much so that the two men—who are nearly 50 years apart in age—are friends. With the release last month of Vitale’s new book, Until My Last Breath: Fighting Cancer With My Young Heroes, co-written by Gleeson, they are now collaborators.  

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The Illinois State Historical Society named April 12 Minnie Vautrin Day to commemorate the ISNU alum for her actions in protecting ten thousand Chinese women and children during the Imperial Japanese occupation of Nanking during the Sino-Japanese War in the late 1930s. 

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