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University funded through December after state legislature approves stopgap funding

University funded through December after state legislature approves stopgap funding

By Claire Hettinger, News editor

July 1, 2016


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Special Sections, Uncategorized, Welcome Back

From the continuing budget crisis in Springfield to paying more employees overtime, the senate executive committee discussed a wide-ranging agenda at its July meeting. More University employees will be receiving overtime pay starting in December. The Fair Labor Standards Act increased the threshold...

Editorial: Stop-gap MAP Grant legislation not enough

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Bravo, Illinois state legislature! You did 45 percent of your job. After a long year of diligent work by lawmakers in Springfield, $600 million of state funding was approved by the legislature on Friday to aid nine state universities — a majority of the funding will primarily be used to provide MAP gr...

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

By Aaron Navarro

March 30, 2016


Filed under News

Matthew Eaglin wouldn’t be able to go here without the Monetary Award Program, MAP, grants. Eaglin, junior in Media, said he receives about $5,000 a year in MAP grant funds.Eaglin said as a low income student, MAP grants have been a major help to him and his family.“I don’t really see any other...

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...

State senator Scott Bennett: Illinois budget is not a partisan issue

State senator Scott Bennett: Illinois budget is not a partisan issue

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 4, 2016


Filed under News

State senator Scott Bennett attended the Illinois Student Senate meeting Wednesday to address student-centered issues in Springfield.“He is probably the biggest advocate for higher education in the state of Illinois and our biggest ally in the state senate,” said Mitch Dickey, student body president ...

UI to cover MAP grants institutionally, for now

By MaryCate Most

December 9, 2015


Filed under News

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 ...

Illinois Student Senate holds public forum

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 18, 2015


Filed under News

The Illinois Student Senate held a public forum in the Union on Tuesday to discuss current issues facing students and the University.At the start of the forum Mitch Dickey, student body president, spoke about the success of the It’s On Us campaign and the legislation that gives survivors of sexual a...

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