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Public higher education cannot survive like this

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I worry about many things. I worry about the lack of funding for public education. I worry about oligarchy. When I step back, and remove myself from this worry, there is a word present. Not an answer, but perhaps a path forward. The word is sustainability. A word that is prevalent today, but automat...

Senate executive committee talks options for budget impasse

By Megan Jones

March 29, 2016


Filed under News

The Senate Executive Committee set the agenda for next week’s academic senate, centering around effects of the budget impasse and new proposals.There are no updates on the state’s budget impasse, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said, and administrators recently spoke to the senate appropri...

University to hold presentations on campus budget

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 2, 2016


Filed under News

Interim Provost Edward Feser sent a massmail to the University community Wednesday morning inviting all faculty, staff and students to attend presentations regarding the current campus budget situation. There will be three different discussion held throughout the month of March, which are in response...

Rauner says little on higher ed in budget address

Rauner says little on higher ed in budget address

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 18, 2016


Filed under News

After months of a budget standstill, Gov. Bruce Rauner said he still can’t approve the state budget until it’s balanced.“The truth is, we haven’t had a truly balanced budget in Illinois for decades,” he said in his budget address Wednesday morning. “In ways both obvious and hidden, we’...

UI revenue makes difference in state budget standstill

UI revenue makes difference in state budget standstill

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 10, 2016


Filed under News

Chicago State University students and faculty protested the lack of a state budget Monday in downtown Chicago’s Loop.According to the Chicago State Office of Budget and Resource Planning, the university receives approximately one-third of their funding from the state; without the state funding that...

Illinois Student Senate releases fall 2015 budget report

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 3, 2015


Filed under News

The Illinois Student Senate published its fall budget report on Wednesday. According to the report, the student senate’s current balance is $35,633.58 and the available balance is $23,588.12.Each Assembly the student senate receives $39,000 in funding to be spent how it sees fit. Money that is not spent...

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 ...

President Killeen requests to waive retention bonus

President Killeen requests to waive retention bonus

By Abigale Svoboda

November 1, 2015


Filed under News

President Timothy Killeen proposed two changes to Board of Trustees protocol at the Governance, Personnel and Ethics committee meeting Thursday.Trustee Timothy Koritz announced Killeen’s request to waive the five-year retention bonus that is currently included in his contract. He will earn a $3...

IL veterans programs continue, despite budget strains

By Stephen Nye

October 14, 2015


Filed under News

Several institutions are working in Champaign-Urbana to help returning soldiers; one of the largest is the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which directly employs about 1,350 individuals in Illinois.Through both federal and local systems, the department’s objective is “to help our Illinois vet...

UI still waiting on state budget

UI still waiting on state budget

By Maggie Sullivan

August 31, 2015


Filed under News

Negotiations on a state budget for fiscal year 2016 are at a standstill in Springfield and Walter Knorr, University chief financial officer, said if the state does not act soon the University won’t have a finalized budget for the Nov. 12 Board of Trustees meeting.“I make no prognostication or comm...

UI trustees discuss strategies to increase donations

By Maggie Sullivan

August 19, 2015


Filed under News

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts - 31.5 percent – to state funding for the University have loomed over administrators since last year. While legislators in Springfield continue to debate a state budget, University administrators are working to develop strategies to cope with the cuts if t...

Board of Trustees to discuss College of Medicine and budget cuts Thursday

By Maggie Sullivan

May 11, 2015


Filed under News

The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday for the final time this academic year to discuss the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine and budget cuts, among other recommendations.It will be the last Board of Trustees meeting for President Robert Easter, where he is expected to receive the title President ...

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