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Public higher education cannot survive like this

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist August 9, 2016

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,...

Senate executive committee talks options for budget impasse

By Megan Jones March 29, 2016

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...

University to hold presentations on campus budget

By Daily Illini Staff Report March 2, 2016

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....

Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up after giving his first speech as governor on Monday Jan. 12, 2015 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Rauner says little on higher ed in budget address

By Samantha Jones Toal February 18, 2016

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,”...

The University is still standing strong in the midst of hundreds of closures — including universities, government programs and resource centers — due to the state budget impasse. President Obama addressed the Illinois legislature Wednesday stating his disappointment with bipartisan conflicts.

UI revenue makes difference in state budget standstill

By Samantha Jones Toal February 10, 2016

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...

Illinois Student Senate releases fall 2015 budget report

By Daily Illini Staff Report December 3, 2015

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...

UI maintains Moody's credit rating despite budget

UI maintains Moody's credit rating despite budget

By Stephen Nye November 4, 2015

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...

University of Illinois President, Timothy Killeen at the homecoming pep rally on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

President Killeen requests to waive retention bonus

By Abigale Svoboda November 1, 2015

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...

IL veterans programs continue, despite budget strains

By Stephen Nye October 14, 2015

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...

Michael Bass, Senior Associate Vice President and Deputy Comptroller, speaks at the Audit, Budget, Finance, and Facilities Meeting on Monday, Aug 31 2015.

UI still waiting on state budget

By Maggie Sullivan August 31, 2015

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...

UI trustees discuss strategies to increase donations

By Maggie Sullivan August 19, 2015

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...

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

By Maggie Sullivan May 11, 2015

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...

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