Higher education reporter for WBEZ Chicago, in partnership with Open Campus.
But Northwestern, University of Chicago and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign didn’t sign on to the new standards for financial aid letters.
September 27, 2023
Chicago State president gets hefty bonus despite school citing financial strain during faculty strike
Professors at the predominantly Black university are among the lowest paid in Illinois and walked off the job this year to demand higher salaries.
August 31, 2023
As universities adjust to a ban on race-conscious admissions, Chicago area teens try to sort out what the ruling means for them.
August 14, 2023
For nearly a decade, Bernard Lilly Sr. has shepherded kids from Chicago’s West Side to and through college.
August 8, 2023
The reversal speaks to the confusion and fear sparked by the recent Supreme Court ruling banning race-conscious college admissions policies.
July 28, 2023
CSU President “Z” Scott rejects the idea that a college degree isn’t worth it and shares her experiences navigating racism and sexism.
July 6, 2023
Justices may ban the consideration of race — which could have ripple effects beyond who gets admitted to college.
June 12, 2023
Asian American college applicants have been cast as victims of affirmative action, often unwillingly, a researcher and activist tells WBEZ.
June 7, 2023