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Colleges, universities in Illinois eye budget cuts amid pandemic uncertainty.
From The Center Square - Illinois:
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The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will meet via teleconferencing beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2020 to consider 2020-2021 fee rates for undergraduate and graduate students entering in Fall 2020.

The meeting is not physically open to the public due to the Stay at Home Order that is in effect through May 30. The trustees will meet electronically, and the meeting will be live-streamed on WIU's YouTube Channel at youtube.com/user/WesternIllinoisU.
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Illinois State University prepares for 10% to 20% budget cuts due to COVID-19.
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Will college sports and campus life resume in the fall? Not ‘as normal,’ University of Illinois president says.
From the Chicago Tribune:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavi ... story.html

Higher Ed Planning How To Best Open Campuses In The Fall.
From Tri-States Public Radio, WIUM-FM:
https://www.tspr.org/post/higher-ed-pla ... puses-fall
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WIU Town Hall for Faculty & Staff - May 5, 2020.

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wiu712 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 7:09 pm
WIU Town Hall for Faculty & Staff - May 5, 2020.

A really do like the Pres' candor without sugar coating communication style.
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The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees approved a resolution to set 2020-2021 fees for incoming students at its May 18 Board meeting.

The 2020-2021 fees for new undergraduate and graduate students taking classes at the Macomb campus or online will increase to $94.69/credit hour. The 2020-2021 fee rate for new undergraduate and graduate students taking classes at the Quad Cities campus will increase to $42.33/credit hour. The increase in fees will allow for an investment in increased services for QC students. The rate for Quad Cities face-to-face courses will be incrementally adjusted over a four-year period to become equivalent with all other mandatory fee rates, with the initial phase-in beginning Fall 2020.

At the BOT's May 6 meeting, trustees approved keeping the 2020-2021 tuition rate for all incoming domestic U.S. undergraduate students level at $8,883 annually ($296.10 per credit hour, based on 30 credit hours). The 2020-20201 tuition rate for new U.S. graduate students will remain at $339.82 per credit hour. In addition, at the May 6 meeting, the Board voted to keep the 2020-2021 room and meal plan for new students at $9,800 (double room rate).

The WIU Cost Guarantee program ensures that undergraduate students will pay the same rate for tuition, fees, room and meal plan for their four years of continuous enrollment. Western's Cost Guarantee is the only public university program in Illinois that provides no increases in room and meal plan, in addition to the Illinois statutory requirement of guaranteed four-year tuition rates. Western Illinois also offers the Cost Guarantee to transfer and graduate students.

The next Board meeting will be held June 11-12 at the WIU-Quad Cities campus in Moline.
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The University of Notre Dame will welcome students back to campus for the 2020 fall semester the week of August 10. That is two weeks earlier than originally scheduled,

Notre Dame will forgo fall break in October and end the semester before Thanksgiving.

The university’s models show a spike in cases of COVID-19 at the beginning of December, which is also the start of the traditional flu season.
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WIU Preparing for "Austerity Measures".
From Tri-States Public Radio, WIUM-FM:
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Higher education has taken a unique hit during COVID-19, impacting the 12 state universities even more severely than the state’s 700-day budget impasse.

To date, total costs and revenue losses associated with COVID-19 total nearly $50 million for NIU alone in Fiscal Year 2020.
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llinois higher education leaders push for financial help.
From the McDonough County Voice:
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wiu712 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:54 am
The University of Notre Dame will welcome students back to campus for the 2020 fall semester the week of August 10. That is two weeks earlier than originally scheduled,

Notre Dame will forgo fall break in October and end the semester before Thanksgiving.

The university’s models show a spike in cases of COVID-19 at the beginning of December, which is also the start of the traditional flu season.
Smart way to go. Their model predicts increasing cases December 1, so closing before Thanksgiving makes sense. Yes, requires starting early, but prevents having to finish the semester online after Thanksgiving.
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