Education

Dem committee's budget would give UI 0.1 percent increase

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.


Transcript of James Kilgore's statement to UI trustees

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:


UI-Carle idea gets backing from lawmakers

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.


Legislation takes aim at getting degree under false pretenses

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.


Bill calls for exploration of ways to make tuition affordable

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.


Entrepreneur to speak to Parkland graduates

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.


Parkland grad-to-be a 'problem solver'

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.


Jim Dey: No telling when — or if — school funding will change

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.


First inductees chosen for wall of honor

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.


Board hears recommendations for Centennial renovation

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.


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