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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 Chancellor Barbara Wilson said, and administrators recently spoke to the senate appropri...

Budget impasse hits Parkland College

By Ashni Ghandi

March 9, 2016

The state budget impasse is proving increasingly troublesome for the Parkland College faculty, staff and student body, and the college's theater department may be experiencing the negative effects first.With $566,989 cut from the budget and 46 faculty positions eliminated, Parkland has been forced to el...

UI to cover MAP grants institutionally, for now

By MaryCate Most

December 9, 2015

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 ...

Faculty Association: UI has options for budget

Faculty Association: UI has options for budget

By Maggie Sullivan

September 16, 2015

University officials continue to express concern over the lack of a state budget in Springfield but the Campus Faculty Association recently made a claim that the shut down in Springfield does not totally affect the University’s financial situation.“The budget show-down in Springfield has made no differen...

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 state budget, University administrators are working to develop strategies to cope with the cuts if t...