higher education

University Budget
9:52 am
Wed June 11, 2014

WIU Outlines Spending Plan for Next Year

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Western Illinois University has a preliminary spending plan in place for next year.

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Dual Enrollment
7:30 am
Tue June 10, 2014

WIU Increases Community College Partnerships

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Students at a community college in northwest Illinois will be able to dual enroll at Western Illinois University. That's despite their campuses being more than 170 miles apart.

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Minimum Wage Hike
3:23 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Minimum Wage Hike Would Be Costly For WIU

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Nearly a quarter of the student body works part-time, up to 20 hours a week, for the university. The majority of those students make $8.25 an hour, the current minimum wage in Illinois.

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Illinois Legislature
4:02 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Motion Filed To Put Pension Law On Hold

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 4:54 pm

A court is being asked to prevent any aspect of Illinois' pension overhaul from taking effect, until it's decided whether the law is constitutional. A motion was filed Friday in Sangamon County Court.

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Nationwide Investigation
7:01 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Knox College Questioned Over Handling of Sexual Misconduct Complaint

Credit Rich Egger

The federal government is investigating Knox College and 54 other colleges and universities for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.

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