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Editorial: Stop-gap MAP Grant legislation not enough

May 12, 2016

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...

Senate executive committee talks options for budget impasse

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...

Rauner vetoes MAP grants legislation

February 20, 2016

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...

UI suspends discovery courses due to state budget impasse

February 19, 2016

The University has temporarily suspended funding for fall 2016 Firsty-Year Discovery Program courses. The program, which was started in 1994, was intended to help students "enhance their education through...

Illinois still undecided on college exam

Illinois still undecided on college exam
January 24, 2016

A state contract with the College Board — who supplies the SAT — or the ACT won’t affect University applicants or the admissions process.EJRobin Kaler, campus spokeswoman, said...

Budget impasse has not affected UI student enrollment

Budget impasse has not affected UI student enrollment
January 21, 2016

Student Body President Mitch Dickey, senior in LAS, isn’t sure how he would pay for his last year of college if he doesn’t receive his MAP Grant.Despite Dickey’s involvement with the University he’s...

Illinois Fire Service Institute to receive $3.8 million for budget

January 5, 2016

As services and programs across Illinois remain in fiscal uncertainty due to the ongoing state budget standoff, one University organization will be able to once again offer the breadth of its full...

University copes with state budget impasse

December 9, 2015

By Christin WatkinsStaff WriterUniversity President Timothy Killeen asked the University community to “pretend we are looking into a future with a state higher education budget,” at a town hall meeting...

UI to cover MAP grants institutionally, for now

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...

UI maintains Moody's credit rating despite budget

UI maintains Moody's credit rating despite budget
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...

Future of Illinois arts funding remains murky

The Kinkead Pavilion at the Krannert Art Museum on October 14, 2015.
October 14, 2015

The arts have an impact on society that may at times go unnoticed. But now, due to budget cuts, funding for the arts has hit a low in the state of Illinois.Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts have...

Killeen, peers urge Rauner to end budget impasse

President Timothy Killeen speaks to media, alongside Acting Chancellor Barbara Wilson (left) the pair released a statement in support of students and faculty affected by the immigration ban.
October 1, 2015

October marks the fourth month without a state budget. University President Timothy Killeen acknowledged the lack of a budget in a massmail Wednesday and informed the community about a letter he and nine...

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