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January 23, 2015

Quote of the day:
“It is better to be wrong than to be vague.”
Freeman Dyson

College of DuPage trustees OK president's $750,000-plus buyout deal (Chicago Tribune)
The College of DuPage board of trustees Thursday night approved a buyout package for its president that will give him a more than $750,000 severance payment and bring his controversial tenure at the publicly funded community college to a premature close.

Where Free-Community-College Plans May Prosper: In the States (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Sixty-billion dollars for free community-college tuition will undoubtedly be a tough sell to a Republican-controlled Congress.

College of DuPage board votes to end President's tenuree (Daily Herald)
College of DuPage board members voted 6-1 tonight to end President Robert Breuder’s tenure early with a roughly $762,000 buyout package. Breuder will be paid nearly three times his base salary when he retires March 31, 2016.

DuPage Board Approves $750,000 Buyout for President (Inside Higher Ed)
The board of the College of DuPage on Thursday approved a $750,000 payment to President Robert Breuder next year (roughly twice his base pay) when he retires,

Parkland board facing budget woes (News-Gazette)
CHAMPAIGN — Whoever is chosen on Feb. 17 to serve on the Parkland College board will jump right into the community college's budget woes on Feb. 18.

Rauner give U of Chicago students preview of SOS (Peoria Journal Star)
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday began laying out priorities for his first year in office, saying property taxes and workers’ compensation costs are too high, Medicaid spending is unsustainable and state workers’ salaries and benefits are too generous. Read more: http://www.pjstar.com/article/20150122/News/150129636#ixzz3PeyMoqyo

Trinity nursing students to benefit from high-tech 'cadaver' (Quad-City Times)
The new reality for some Quad-City nursing students includes virtual cadavers. On Thursday, Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences in Rock Island unveiled a device called the Anatomage Table that will make classes much more interactive.

15 state community colleges get OK to offer bachelor’s degrees (San Francisco Chronicle)
Jubilant education officials chose 15 community colleges on Tuesday — including two in the Bay Area — to be California’s first to offer bachelor’s degrees in high-need fields as part of a pilot program meant to boost the economy and help students avoid costly for-profit programs.

Decatur college plans degree in sign language (Springfield State Journal-Register)
DECATUR — Students at a central Illinois college could soon pursue a degree in American Sign Language.

Updated: SIU to repay more than $1.7 million in unpaid furlough (The Southern Illinoisan)
CARBONDALE — SIU Carbondale will pay at least $1.7 million to nearly 1,500 employees who were forced to take unpaid furlough days in 2011.

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