Western Illinois University recently signed a new agreement with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to make the transition for EICC students coming to Western easier.
One of the newest tools at Western Illinois University is a 3-D printer that was acquired just a few weeks ago.
Western Illinois University will be able to double the amount of food waste it diverts from the landfill and turns into compost.
Even though the Illinois legislature agreed to maintain higher education funding at current levels, challenges remain for public universities.
The cost of attending Western Illinois University will go up 4.5% this fall for incoming students.
During their meeting in Moline, the school’s Board of Trustees members approved raising tuition, fees, and room and board for the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.
Budget Director Matt Bierman said although the state legislature agreed to hold higher education funding level this year, the state nonetheless deserves part of the blame for the rising costs.