Friday, November 20, 2015

ISU President Dietz on the budget impasse - Ave Rio and Andrew Marshall, Daily Vidette

If massive budget cuts occur, what will that say about the importance of higher education in Illinois? The budget impasse is already sending a troubling message to students and families who are currently making decisions on where to attend college. Illinois is the second largest exporter of students to other states for college, and the current budget circumstances don’t give students and families confidence when considering Illinois colleges and universities. How long can the university go on without a budget before students start noticing the negative effects? Our primary mission is providing an outstanding education to our students. We hope to see some movement on the overall budget and MAP component before students return for their second semester. http://www.videtteonline.com/index.php/2015/11/08/qa-dietz-on-the-budget-impasse/

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