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.
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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).
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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.
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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.


State Board of Education Deputy Superintendent Jason Helfer leads the last meeting of the statewide ESSA listening tour at Decatur's Eisenhauer High School Thursday.
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December 08, 2016

State Board Of Ed Wraps Up Listening Tour On New Education Law

Illinois’ State Board of Education has wrapped up three rounds of listening tours as the state and country prepares to replace the No Child Left Behind Law with legislation signed by President Obama a year ago. About 40 administrators, teachers, librarians, and others in education were among those at the last stop in the tour in Decatur Thursday, providing feedback on Illinois’ Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan, or ESSA.


U of I President Tim Killeen speaks at Monday's Urbana campus Academic Senate meeting at the Illini Union.
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December 06, 2016

Killeen: No Sanctuary Status For U Of I

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen says the school’s three campuses can not serve as a sanctuary for undocumented students - citing the need to uphold state and federal laws. In a mass e-mail Tuesday, Killeen says the sanctuary concept is not well defined. But he says leaders will continue to do all they can within the law to support and protect all students, including those who are undocumented.


The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.
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December 01, 2016

Stalemate Continues In Springfield With Schools Veto, Union Lawsuit

In a sign the stalemate in Springfield is as strong as ever, Governor Bruce Rauner on Thursday vetoed a bill that had once been held up as proof he and Democratic leaders were capable of working together. The action leaves politicians divided and could leave the financially-ailing Chicago Public Schools short some $215 million.


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