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MAP grants a responsibility of the state

Yazmin Dominguez

July 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

A year ago, Illinois began its fiscal year without a state spending budget. Among the various types of services crucial for the well-being of many Illinois residents being cut, the Monterary Award Program (MAP) grant was also facing an uncertain future. Decided by Gov. Rauner, the MAP grant was unfu...

Rauner approves bill to partially restore higher education and MAP grant funding

Rauner approves bill to partially restore higher education and MAP grant funding

Kirsten Onsgard

April 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

In the midst of a nearly year-long battle to fund higher education during the state's fiscal crisis, a bill that would appropriate nearly $170 million to partially fund the Monetary Awards Program (MAP) passed through the Illinois senate Friday and was signed by Rauner into law. Read More »...

DePaul advocates, SGA call on legislators to fund higher education

DePaul advocates, SGA call on legislators to fund higher education

Jesus Montero

April 22, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Student Government Association

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Freshman tuition up 3.8 percent for 2016-17 school year

Freshman tuition up 3.8 percent for 2016-17 school year

Brenden Moore

April 17, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

A tuition increase, raises for university employees and contingency funds set aside for the still-unfunded state MAP program are among the many provisions in the $556 million 2016-2017 university budget passed last month by the board of trustees. Read More »...

SGA to lobby for MAP grants in Springfield next week

SGA to lobby for MAP grants in Springfield next week

Maddy Crozier

April 15, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

Members of Student Government Association (SGA) and the general student body will take a stand in Springfield for MAP grants on Wednesday, April 20. Part of this includes hand-delivering MAP advocacy postcards straight to the desks of State Senate and State House representatives, as well as Governor...

‘I’ll fight for every child’s education’: Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters protest budget cuts

‘I’ll fight for every child’s education’: Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters protest budget cuts

Jackson Danbeck

April 2, 2016


Filed under Focus, Metro, News

Protests in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union at schools across Chicago climaxed at a massive rally and march downtown on Friday, where activists preached to a red-clad legion of thousands of teachers and their allies, waving anti-Rahm and Rauner banners to the fanfare of horns, drums and...

House fails to override veto of MAP grant bill

House fails to override veto of MAP grant bill

Brenden Moore

March 2, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

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Professor addresses increasing need for financial reform

Professor addresses increasing need for financial reform

Keith Jacks Gamble

February 28, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Higher education is at a crossroads. Its institutions are being squeezed by competitive pressure and poked by stringent governmental and legal oversight. Most schools are headed down the road paved by the corporate model: cut costs, increase revenues and focus on improving metrics and the bottom line.  Read More »...

Budget impasse forces sacrifices to continue in higher ed, social services

Budget impasse forces sacrifices to continue in higher ed, social services

Rachel Hinton

February 28, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

For Maggie Jaryszek, a DePaul junior studying psychology, understanding how the brain functions has been moved to the back burner as her education was jeopardized by the budget impasse between Gov. Bruce Rauner and state legislators in Springfield. Read More »...

SGA to continue MAP grant advocacy

SGA to continue MAP grant advocacy

Madeline Mosso

February 28, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Student Government Association

DePaul president Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. has released a statement promising the more than 4,500 students who receive Monetary Award Program Grant (MAP) funding full compensation from the university to the end of next year.  Read More »...

Rauner vetos MAP grant bill

Rauner vetos MAP grant bill

Kirsten Onsgard

February 19, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would restore funding to the Monetary Award Program, or MAP grant, which has been in limbo due to the state's continuing budget impasse. In response, the university reinforced its support and extended its support for recipients. Read More »...

DePaul, Chicago-area students rally for MAP grants

DePaul, Chicago-area students rally for MAP grants

Kirsten Onsgard

February 16, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

Though they were faced by a near-certain veto, more than 100 students, faculty and staff from several Chicago-area universities gathered outside the Thompson Center to voice their support for a bill that would restore MAP grant funding Tuesday. Read More »...

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