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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...

Students should get what they pay for

Students should get what they pay for

By Stephanie Youssef

January 21, 2015

The start of a new semester brings with it new professors, new school supplies and new textbooks for our new classes.  Beginning my sixth semester here, I look forward to the nostalgic, and always relaxing, experience of going to the Illini Union Bookstore, browsing the endless shelves, picking up all of ...

Diverge from status quo to enhance access and affordability to college

February 3, 2014

Late January, the University’s Board of Trustees approved an increase in tuition that will push the total cost of attendance into six figures for University students starting classes next fall.  Christophe Pierre, the University’s vice chancellor for academic affairs, claimed that the price hike will...