Harvest activity just south of Rantoul, Ill., on Sept. 26, 2014.
Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
April 01, 2016

Why Didn’t An Illinois Professor Have To Disclose GMO Funding?

The private fund-raising arms of public universities, called foundations, are coming under scrutiny around the country.  Watchdogs have found questionable spending that’s led to resignations and legal challenges to their privacy.  In the course of reporting on a University of Illinois professor,  Monica Eng of WBEZ discovered a different way foundation privacy practices are raising questions.  

The Alama Mater statue on the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois.
University of Illinois LIbrary/Flickr
April 01, 2016

Union For UI Non-Tenured Faculty Schedule Strike Authorization Vote

Frustrated by what they see as a lack of progress in contract negotiations, the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition will hold a strike authorization vote for its members at the University of Illinois Urbana campus next week.

The campus at Chicago State University
Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press
March 30, 2016

Rauner: ‘Outrage’ Chicago State May Have To Shut Down

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's "very upset'' that Chicago State University may have to close due to financial problems.  Students and employees at the school are being asked to turn in their keys.  Rauner said Wednesday at an unrelated event in Springfield that it's "an outrage."

Logo for Danville Area Community College
March 22, 2016

DACC Trustees To Consider Tuition Hike

DACC trustees will consider a proposed tuition increase of $10 per credit hour, expected to generate about $400,000 in additional revenue next year.

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