Dollars and pennies.
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August 19, 2015

Illinois Issues: In The Red

 As Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic legislative leaders go back and forth over the governor’s policy agenda and topics like lawmakers’ pay dominate the news cycle, it is easy to lose sight of the actual budget. 

U of I Education Policy Professor and University Senates Conference chair Nick Burbules
(Burbules web page)
August 10, 2015

U of I Prof: “Gray Area” In FOIA’d E-mails

Professor and University Senates Conference Chair Nick Burbules says he backs the state FOIA law, but still questions whether some of the comments in the 1,100 pages of documents needed to be publicly released.

Federal Freedom of Information Act logo.
August 07, 2015

U of I Omits, Then Includes, Personal Emails To Fulfill FOIA Requests

Emails regarding university business that were sent on private email accounts are finally being released, after they were omitted from FOIA requests regarding controversial issues from the Steven Salaita case to the new medical school at the Urbana campus.

Steven Salaita speaks at the University YMCA.
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August 06, 2015

Judge Rules That Salaita Lawsuit Against U of I Can Proceed

A federal judge has rejected a request by the U of I to dismiss Steven Salaita's lawsuit against the university, but dismissed four of the nine counts. Salaita is suing the university, for withdrawing his faculty appointment after he sent out a series of sometimes profane Twitter messages critical of Israel.

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