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Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

A normally student filled campus square at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., is deserted in face of the coronavirus, as the liberal arts school, like many others, faces financial and enrollment challenges Friday, April 3, 2020. At present, the school has switched to on-line teaching. Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered a series of financial losses.

Associated Press

April 7, 2020

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could total more than $100 million at some institutions. Scores of colleges say they’re taking heavy hits as th...

Profs & Pints democritizes access to education

Profs & Pints democritizes access to education

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

June 3, 2019

From climate science deniers to anti-vaxxers to flat-earthers, refusing to trust the world’s leading scientists and scholars is more popular than ever before. And if you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that this way of thinking has become a political necessity for some of the most...

Graduate students fight university for health insurance

Victoria Williamson | The DePaulia

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 22, 2018

Ph.D. students are fighting the university administration over access to health care, claiming the workload of teaching classes should warrant providing them equal benefits as other professors. University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Loyola University all provide full health coverage for th...

Faces of MAP: Granting opportunities to students in Illinois

Betzaira Herrera, left, and Cristina Vera beat the odds to attend school with some assistance from MAP grants. The program could now be on the chopping block as the state tries to get its fiscal house in order. (Danielle Church / The DePaulia)

Danielle Church

January 25, 2015

Betzaira Herrera’s mother only received a sixth grade education in Mexico. In order to have a better life, she journeyed to the United States despite not speaking any English. A year later, Herrera’s mother gave birth to her and because of the lifestyle her mother had, she was raised with the idea that “education is the key to succes...

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