There are items we may want like a new cell phone, an iPad or a luxury car. Then there are items we need like food, water and shelter.
Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas told a standing room only crowd in the University Union that WIU takes pride in having avoided layoffs and furloughs despite the state’s financial woes over the past decade.
Sustainability and affordability can go “hand in hand.” That’s the opinion of an expert with Habitat for Humanity of Iowa.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants to give Western Illinois University even less money next year than it received this year.
The governor’s budget address called for a funding decrease of 2.5 million dollars for Western. In response WIU President Jack Thomas sent a letter to staff telling them to prepare for the cuts.
March Madness is just around the corner. It’s a time when college basketball heats up, though that has not meant much at Western Illinois University for most of the past 20 years.
But things have changed this year. The team has enjoyed a lot of success, and will play a special invitational game known as a “Bracketbuster” tomorrow night against Cleveland State.