Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We'll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.

Entertainment listings, July 19-26, 2018


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Jim Dey | Legal fight over Janus decision drenched in ruthless politics

As the U.S. Supreme Court approached adjournment of its 2016-17 session in late June, it released a landmark decision in an Illinois case involving workers rights — Janus v. AFSCME.

Jim Dey | Union effectiveness the issue in wake of Janus ruling

There's going to be significant fallout from the June 25 U.S. Supreme Court decision that held that nonmembers of public-employee unions can no longer be required to pay fees to unions. But it appears it's going to take awhile to sort out.

Economists say U.S. sales, employment likely to grow

DETROIT (AP) — Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them.

Report: Public schools pay presidents a pretty penny

A dozen public university presidents have total compensation packages exceeding $1 million, reflecting continued growth in executive compensation at the nation's colleges, a new report says.

Entertainment listings, July 12-19, 2018


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Temple business dean forced out over falsified data

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The dean of Temple University's business school has been forced out over falsified data submitted to rankings organizations about its online master's program.

Temple president Richard Englert says in an email that Moshe Porat was asked to resign on Monday. Porat refused, but the university says he no longer heads the school. He still retains a teaching appointment.

Danville Fire Department seeing exodus of young firefighters

DANVILLE — This past spring, a 34-year-old Danville firefighter left for a job with a department in the Indianapolis area.

That's become a trend in recent years, according to those still with the department who said there's been an exodus of younger members leaving for departments in other cities — or for other jobs entirely. One became a police officer, for instance.

Entertainment listings, July 5-12, 2018


This weekend


What: Block party fun. Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, interactive music by DJ Fireproof and many more activities.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. July 6.

Where: Johnston Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.