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Neckerchief
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Very interesting and pertinent article from USA Today: States are cutting university budgets. Taxpayers aren't interested in funding campus kooks


https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 970822002/
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Neckerchief wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:40 pm
Very interesting and pertinent article from USA Today: States are cutting university budgets. Taxpayers aren't interested in funding campus kooks


https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 970822002/
The guaranteed fix for higher education is a lengthy armed conflict (think Vietnam) requiring conscription and the accompanying student deferments. These very same taxpayers would sound a much different tune.
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wiu712
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How long can Illinois let these universities shrink? More than half of Illinois' state schools are on the ropes enrollment-wise. Meanwhile, the cost of operating them is going up.
From Crain's Chicago Business:
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/educati ... ies-shrink
wiu712
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In 1995, Governor Jim Edgar changed the way that the state universities were organized when the three operating systems (Board of Governors, Board of Regents, and the UI) became nine separate systems.

Now it looks like the pendulum may be swinging back. We may see fewer operating systems as some state universities could be organized under the same "umbrella".
wiu712
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WIU changing admissions process.
Headline story in Saturday's McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/201 ... ns-process
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