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November 25, 2014

Quote of the day:
“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”
Bob Hope

Aurora University partnership school could add up to 100 students (Beacon News)
As many as 100 students could be added to Aurora University’s science-focused partnership school if the school’s governing board votes to enroll students from two additional school districts. Right now the school serves 150 students in third to eighth grades from East Aurora, West Aurora and Indian Prairie school districts.

Rust: Some gains, but Illinois education failing students 1 Print Email (Bloomington Pantagraph)
State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust had some harsh words for state education leaders on Monday.

Commentary: Millennials' best investment is to pay off student loans (Chicago Tribune)
Those in the millennial generation began their adult lives by witnessing one of the greatest financial crashes in history. It would be unsurprising, therefore, if millennials avoided the stock market, much as their grandparents did after the Great Depression..

Your College's New Website Is Student-Focused, Mobile-Optimized, and Probably Long Overdue (Chronicle of Higher Education)
When Stanley T. Wearden was still considering whether or not to take a job as provost at Columbia College Chicago, he did what most prospective students do when weighing college choices. He turned to the Internet.

Public Colleges Face Major Threat From Some Trustees, Says AAU Chief (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Hunter R. Rawlings III, president of the Association of American Universities, says that ideologically motivated and corporate-minded trustees pose a great threat to public colleges.

An Unusual Honor-Code Violation: Students Selling Seats in Popular Courses (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Course registration can be a stressful process on many college campuses, but students at Emory University have channeled their frustration into creative solutions—some more ethical than others.

To Change a Campus, Talk to the Dean (Chronicle of Higher Education)
When Kathryn J. Boor became a dean at Cornell University, change was at the center of her agenda from the very beginning.

Make Admissions at Elite Colleges ‘Access Aware’ (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Recent news coverage has highlighted the fact that many colleges with great wealth are not enrolling many needy students, while a number of relatively nonwealthy colleges are.

My Gradebook and Me (Chronicle of Higher Education)
It’s the most important book that I bring to every class.

Universities asked to explore budget cuts (Daily Herald)
SPRINGFIELD -- The head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education has issued a budget warning to the presidents of the state's public universities after meeting with Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's budget transition team.

COD trustee bites back at criticism over thousands spent on meals (Daily Herald)
An Illinois watchdog group has criticized College of DuPage officials for using taxpayers' money on meals and drinks for themselves and employees at the college's Waterleaf restaurant, with some outings costing thousands of dollars each.

Higher Ed Racing to Fill Underserved Communities’ Nursing Shortage (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
The Affordable Care Act and America’s aging population have created a growing need for primary care providers, which is virtually impossible to meet without nurse practitioners.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Could Face Rough Road Ahead (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
Neatly summarizing the 2014 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) conference is a no easy task.

Lincoln University President Robert Jennings Resigns (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
Despite a public apology and a pledge that he would be more sensitive, Dr. Robert R. Jennings was unable to hold onto his presidency.

Educational Privilege and Being Caught in the Middle (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
White privilege ? unearned ? is a topic and reality that I grapple with daily. It is everywhere.

City Colleges of Chicago to Repay $4.3 Million in Federal Aid (Inside Higher Ed)
City Colleges of Chicago have settled with the U.S. Department of Education over disputed federal aid payments, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Jim Dey: With Kilgore, the past isn't past because he's basically the same guy (News-Gazette)
University of Illinois faculty supporters of onetime SLA terrorist James Kilgore have one less reason to rage at the machine now that they've won the argument over the convicted murderer's rehiring.

Letter: Dey tangled in corporate UI (News-Gazette)
Regardless of James Kilgore's rehiring, Jim Dey needn't worry himself about political radicalism at our local knowledge factory.

For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt (NPR)
There are dozens of ways that not having a college degree and dealing with student loans affects Johnson's life.

Rauner team tells higher ed director to prepare for 30% budget cut (Quad-City Times)
The state's higher education czar issued a dire budget warning to the presidents of Illinois' public universities Friday, telling them to be prepared for cuts in state funding of up to 30 percent over the next 18 months

University of Illinois names NY educator Timothy Killeen as president (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
The University of Illinois system has hired a new president with an extensive scientific background and familiarity with the deep pockets required to run a university.

Poshard's pensions examined: (The Southern Illinoisan)
With the state's pension system coming under scrutiny, SIU President Glenn Poshard's pension is attracting the attention of those who want to see an overhaul of the system.

Universities get dire warning about state budget plans (The Southern Illinoisan)
The state's higher education czar issued a dire budget warning to the presidents of Illinois' public universities Friday, telling them to be prepared for cuts in state funding of up to 30 percent over the next 18 months

Why It’s So Tough To Find Out the True Cost of College (TIME)
Schools are supposed to help prospective students figure out the real price in advance. Actually finding the calculator is another matter.

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