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Students walk on the Quad, located on the Lincoln Park campus.

Illinois higher education advocates push to double Pell grant funds

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor February 28, 2021

Illinois students are campaigning for doubling the Pell grant to college students during the pandemic.  Illinois Public Interest Research Groups (IL PIRG) is a national organization working to make...

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.

Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

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...

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...

Victoria Williamson | The DePaulia

Graduate students fight university for health insurance

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...

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)

Faces of MAP: Granting opportunities to students in Illinois

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...

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