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University funded through December after state legislature approves stopgap funding

University funded through December after state legislature approves stopgap funding

By Claire Hettinger, News editor

July 1, 2016


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Special Sections, Uncategorized, Welcome Back

From the continuing budget crisis in Springfield to paying more employees overtime, the senate executive committee discussed a wide-ranging agenda at its July meeting. More University employees will be receiving overtime pay starting in December. The Fair Labor Standards Act increased the threshold...

UI suspends discovery courses due to state budget impasse

February 19, 2016


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The University has temporarily suspended funding for fall 2016 Firsty-Year Discovery Program courses. The program, which was started in 1994, was intended to help students "enhance their education through greater interaction with faculty in small classes," the Provost's website states.The site adds that the ...

Killeen: Lack of budget is causing reputational, operational damage to UI

By Samantha Joes Toal

January 26, 2016


Filed under News

The state budget impasse was President Timothy Killeen’s focus at his annual “special meeting” with the Senate Executive Committee on Monday.“We still don’t have a budget, as you know, and we are well into the fiscal year,” Killeen said. “It is causing damage — both operational and...

University copes with state budget impasse

By Christin Watkins

December 10, 2015


Filed under News

By Christin WatkinsStaff WriterUniversity President Timothy Killeen asked the University community to “pretend we are looking into a future with a state higher education budget,” at a town hall meeting on Monday Nov. 16.The continued lack of funding from the state for higher education has become a r...

UI to cover MAP grants institutionally, for now

By MaryCate Most

December 9, 2015


Filed under News

By MaryCate MostAssistant news editorMAP grant-eligible students received an alarming message on Nov. 10, when it was announced that the lack of a state budget may affect their scholarship funding.Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson announced in an email that if the state did not allocate funding for the Monetary ...

UI maintains Moody's credit rating despite budget

UI maintains Moody's credit rating despite budget

By Stephen Nye

November 4, 2015


Filed under News

Six Illinois public universities credit ratings were recently lowered by Moody’s Investor Service, although the University and Illinois State University managed to avoid credit rating downgrades.Moody’s Investor Service rates organizations such as countries, states and universities on a scale from Aaa ...

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