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I’m not giving students ‘trigger warnings’

By Gina Barreca, The Hartford Courant

June 11, 2016

The day I'm forced to offer "trigger warnings" before teaching is the day I stop teaching. To insist that I, or any other teacher, warn students that the material in a class might upset them defeats the purpose of education. ...

Ex-Loyola basketball players say Sheryl Swoopes’ coaching methods behind mass transfers

By Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune

May 1, 2016

In the summer of 2013, less than four months after beginning her first coaching job at Loyola Chicago, Sheryl Swoopes gathered her team at a campus theater to watch an ESPN documentary about her emergence as one of the best w...

Chicago State lays off a third of its staff

By Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune

April 30, 2016

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...

University of Illinois planning staff layoffs due to state budget stalemate

By Jeanne Kuang, Chicago Tribune

April 21, 2016

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is preparing for layoffs in the fall if lawmakers haven't solved the state's budget impasse by then.An email sent to the university's deans, directors and department heads lays out ...

Key to ending campus sexual assaults is transparency

By Kirsten Gillibrand and Kelly Ayotte, CQ-Roll Call

April 14, 2016

Choosing a college is an important decision.Each year, students spend dozens of hours discussing with their parents, teachers, counselors and coaches where they would like to spend the next few years of their lives. They pore over sta...

GSU students, faculty rally for education funding

By Mike Nolan, The Daily Southtown, Tinley Park, Ill.

March 8, 2016

Mychael Vanarsdale expects to get his bachelor's degree from Governors State University in May, but he said his nephew's plans to attend college in Illinois, possibly at GSU, are uncertain.Vanarsdale, president of the student ...

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