Wednesday, January 7, 2015

In 2015, Illinois to confront daunting issues, divisions - Associated Press

The University of Illinois begins a new era in July with its 20th president, Timothy L. Killeen — but no one knows just what that holds in store. Students aspiring to the state’s public university system face tuition less and less affordable for the non-rich. State support is more sparse than ever. Some faculty and students are upset by recent hiring decisions. The financial issues — which hit every public college in Illinois — also may get caught up in the budget battles in Springfield. As part of its preparations, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner’s team has asked each university to explore the possibility of deep cuts in state funding

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