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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, but perhaps a path forward. The word is sustainability. A word that is prevalent today, but automat...

Senate Executive Committee discusses campus budgeting in light of ongoing impasse

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 1, 2016

The Senate Executive Committee of the Academic Senate met Monday and discussed how the state budget impasse is affecting the University as well as other Illinois universitiesbr. The handling of electronic communications and Freedom of Information Act requests was discussed as well.Budget Impass...

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

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’...

University Revenue Diversified, Unlike Chicago State

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 11, 2016

By Samantha Jones ToalStaff WriterChicago State University students and faculty protested the lack of a state budget on 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...

UI revenue makes difference in state budget standstill

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 receives approximately one-third of their funding from the state; without the state funding that...