Selective colleges face pressure to drop admissions policies that help alumni children
The Supreme Court is expected to ban race-conscious admissions, raising questions about legacy admissions policies that disadvantage underrepresented students.
May 23, 2023
Obama shares words of advice with a new generation of community organizers
Barack Obama credits Lilydale First Baptist Church on the South Side — where he spoke with 30 students — and its pastor for helping him find his way.
May 10, 2023
Graduating senior says Chicago State professors helped her ‘shoot to the moon’
“These people were my counselors, my backbone,” Mya Nash said of faculty who went on strike recently. Many students supported their walkout.
May 3, 2023
Can’t make sense of your college financial aid package? Here’s help.
Financial aid letters are notoriously hard to understand. With college decisions due soon, we offer a guide for making sense of your letters.
April 24, 2023
Chicago State University strike suspended after 10 days
Faculty and staff will return to classrooms at the Far South Side campus on Monday after reaching a tentative deal with CSU administrators.
April 16, 2023
Most older college students don’t graduate. Here’s how one Chicago woman is making it.
Stephanie Quintana transferred to Northeastern Illinois University because it is structured to support nontraditional students. Now, graduation is in sight.
April 12, 2023
With enrollment in freefall, faculty at Northeastern Illinois are fighting to preserve their Chicago university
Enrollment is down by half over the last decade. Faculty say the school has failed to recruit and support the nontraditional students it has long served.
April 10, 2023
What’s driving all the faculty strikes at Illinois public universities?
State spending on higher education was cut nearly in half over 20 years after adjusting for inflation, setting the stage for today’s labor strife.
April 7, 2023
Chicago State University faculty walk off the job over pay and workload
Professors are among the lowest paid in Illinois. The university cites progress in talks, “yet the financial realities at the University remain.“
April 3, 2023
Chicago State University faculty to go on strike Monday
Professors, lecturers and other personnel at Illinois’ only mostly Black public university will strike over compensation and workload.
April 1, 2023