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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2014

Chancellor Wise Expresses Regret Over Salaita Case

by Scott Cameron

Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana campus Thursday expressed regret about the way she came to a decision to withdraw a job offer to a professor who posted inflammatory comments on Twitter – a decision she said was “pretty unilateral.”

Categories: Education



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 03, 2014

Some Accused Of Campus Assault Say The System Works Against Them

By Tovia Smith

iStockphoto of college dorm room.

After years of criticism for being too lax on campus sexual assault, some colleges and universities are coming under fire from students who say the current crackdown on perpetrators has gone too far.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 02, 2014

Illinois Schools In Pension Limbo

By Brian Mackey

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It’s expected to be some time before the courts decide whether Illinois can trim retirement benefits for public school teachers, university workers, and state employees. But the uncertainty continues to affect the credit outlook of schools and community colleges across the state.  



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 30, 2014

AAUP Urges U Of I To Pay Salaita

Scott Cameron with additional reporting from the Associated Press

portion of the letter from AAUP to Chancellor Phyllis Wise

A national association dedicated to protecting academic freedom expressed deep concern over the University of Illinois’ recent withdrawal of a job offer to Steven Salaita.

Categories: Education


AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 27, 2014

Vallas: Rauner Plan Would Cost Schools $4 Billion

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

Governor Pat Quinn's running mate is attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's budget plan for Illinois - this time targeting its impact on schools.


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