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Increasing demand for mental health assistance requires University attention

By Cassandra Masters, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Thousands of students suffer from mental illnesses here at the University, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and extreme self-esteem issues. Awareness of the prevalence of mental illness, however, seems to fall behind the needs of the student body. Mental health is crucial for anyone, b...

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...

Rauner vetoes MAP grants legislation

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 20, 2016


Filed under News

Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation that would have appropriated $721 million for the Monetary Award Program (MAP) on Friday.In a press release, Rauner said the bill would, “would explode the State’s budget deficit, exacerbate the State’s cash flow crisis, and place further strain on social...

Illinois’ clean energy bill gains traction

By David Stage

August 19, 2015


Filed under News

Fifteen states, including Wisconsin and Michigan, have petitioned the federal courts to block Barack Obama’s new Clean Power Plan that intends to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels and increase renewable energy production by 30 percent, all by the year 2030. However, Illinois is proposing its own version o...

Rauner vetoes bill to decriminalize marijuana

By David Stage

August 19, 2015


Filed under News

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana on Aug. 14. He amended the bill to make the legal amount smaller and increase fines for possession. The Illinois General Assembly can either pass the bill as amended by the governor or the bill will die. The ori...

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