SPRINGFIELD — Although the state higher education budget would increase 2.8 percent next year under a budget House Democrats approved in committee Wednesday, the increase to the University of Illinois would be about one-tenth of 1 percent.
Here is the complete statement by James Kilgore to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees at its meeting May 14, 2014, in Springfield.
Chairman Kennedy, Members of the Board of Trustees, President Easter, Chancellor Wise, colleagues and friends:
Area legislators have endorsed the idea of a new college of medicine in Urbana run jointly by the University of Illinois and Carle Health System.
SPRINGFIELD — A seemingly innocuous bill that would make it illegal to use a false academic degree for the purpose of getting a job, gaining access to an advanced degree program at a university or getting a job promotion was approved unanimously by an Illinois Senate committee Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD — State officials would conduct a study of creative measures used in Pennsylvania, Oregon and other states to make college tuition more affordable under a bill approved unanimously Tuesday by a state Senate commitee.
On Thursday evening, Gary Durack, a biomedical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur will deliver Parkland College's commencement address.
Durack was CEO of iCyt Visionary Bioscience, a cell analysis company he established in Champaign almost two decades ago. The company was sold to Sony in 2009 and today Durack works at the University of Illinois, advising technology entrepreneurs.
CHAMPAIGN — If you're looking to hire a graphic artist, fresh graduate Susan Coulter is looking for work.
Coulter is an A student in Parkland College's graphic design program. She graduates Thursday.
"Susan is an A student because she treats her assignments seriously," says Paul Young, the Parkland professor who heads the program.
Changes to Illinois' complicated public school funding formula that would provide more aid to school districts in need is an idea whose time has come, according to supporters.
DANVILLE — Six local veterans will be the first inductees to the Kenneth D. Bailey Academy's Wall of Honor.
They will be inducted at an honors assembly at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the academy, 502 E. Main St. They also will be introduced at Danville High's Salute to Veterans Concert at the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, 202 E. Fairchild St., at 7 that evening.
CHAMPAIGN — As the debate rages on over where to put the new Champaign Central, Unit 4 officials devoted Monday night's board meeting to the future of their other high school.
A district consultant told the school board that Centennial High School will need an additional 34 classrooms to meet projected enrollment and educational needs.