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Chicago State lays off a third of its staff

By Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune

April 30, 2016

Filed under News

Chicago State University on Friday said more than 300 employees are being laid off, a dramatic downsizing a week after the school received some long-awaited money from the state, the Tribune has learned.The layoffs — which equ...

As Chicago State ends semester early and some funds OK’d, uncertainty looms

By Dawn Rhodes and Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune

April 27, 2016

Filed under News

Chicago State University ends its spring term this week with an 11th-hour infusion of cash but no clear road map for its financial future.Like many state universities and community colleges, the far south side school has sputtered along th...

Lawmakers try to address Rauner’s marijuana decriminalization concerns

By Monique Garcia, Chicago Tribune

April 20, 2016

Filed under Uncategorized

The Illinois Senate took another stab at decriminalizing marijuana statewide, approving a measure Tuesday aimed at satisfying Gov. Bruce Rauner's concerns that led him to veto a similar bill last year.The idea is that people c...

WIU announces 110 layoffs

By The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa

April 15, 2016

Filed under News

Western Illinois President Jack Thomas announced approximately 110 layoffs to non-instructional staff Wednesday in a letter posted on the school website.Thomas said individuals facing layoffs will be given 30-day notice and, wi...

Faculty Senate says yes to plus-minus grading scale

By Anna Spoerre, @annaspoerre

April 12, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

A plus-minus grading system was approved Tuesday by the campus Faculty Senate.The proposed change received 17 votes in favor and seven opposed, said Stacey Sloboda, co-chair of the Faculty Senate's Undergraduate Education Pol...

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