The Daily Illini

Student senator proposes "tuition equality" resolution

By Samantha Jones Toal

January 21, 2016

Hours after the University proposed maintaining base tuition for in-state residents Wednesday, the Illinois Student Senate discussed a resolution that challenged the University’s decision.Senator Alex Villanueva authored a resolution on tuition equality that encourages a proportional tuition incre...

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 ...

Unionization beneficial to University, promotes affordability

February 13, 2014

Yesterday’s editorial opposing the unionization of faculty at the University of Illinois was disappointing to me as a faculty member and as a parent of two college students.  Apparently, the editors did not attend the recent public meeting of the Campus Faculty Association or read its materials closel...

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...