The Altgeld Hall bell tower, on the University of Illinois Urbana campus quad.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
December 21, 2016

Nearly A Century Of Chimes At Altgeld

Since the 1920's, daily concerts played on the chimes at Altgeld Hall have regaled students on the Urbana campus Quad of the University of Illinois. But only a few have been responsible for playing those chimes over the years. There’s no doubt performances will continue – it’s just a matter of who may be giving them.


Chairs in a school classroom.
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December 21, 2016

Higher Education Enrollment Numbers Down Across The State

A preliminary report on college enrollment in Illinois shows a decline at all sectors of higher education.

All three categories -- public universities, community colleges and private colleges — showed an overall drop in enrollment, according to a report from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.


College students in caps and gowns for graduation ceremony.
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December 19, 2016

As Budget Impasse Continues, Some Illinois Colleges Dipping Into Students MAP Grant Money

A recent survey from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission shows that colleges and universities are handling the state budget impasse in a confusing variety of ways. The commission is the state agency that administers the Monetary Award Program, known as the MAP grant, designed to help pay tuition for low-income students.


University of Illinois Urbana Campus union official and English lecturer Shawn Gilmore.
Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media
December 13, 2016

Campus Unions Seek Meeting With U Of I President

Leaders of labor unions on the University of Illinois’s Urbana campus say President Timothy Killeen has refused their request for a meeting. But an administration spokesman says otherwise. Members of the Campus Labor Coalition called for a meeting with Killeen during a Tuesday news conference outside of the Henry Administration Building on the Main Quad.


The Men of Impact kitchen crew includes Olivier Jacques (in John Deere hat), Uyi Idemudia (in white hoodie), and Dwayne Mitchell (in the Nike cap).
Dusty Rhodes/NPR Illinois
December 13, 2016

Midnight Breakfast Is Food For The Soul

For college students, December means cramming for final exams. Some schools try to help students keep studying by serving midnight breakfast in the dining halls. But at the University of Illinois, one student group puts their own twist on that tradition.


A student and professor at the University of New Mexico.
Russell Contreras/Associated Press
December 12, 2016

Universities Differ On ‘Sanctuary Campus’ Issue

A reporter for Inside Higher Ed has talked with university administrators across the country about how they are handling the "sanctuary campus" issue, both in rhetoric and in practice.  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline spoke with Inside Higher Ed's Elizabeth Redden.


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