First Lady Biden Discusses Higher Education Investments In Illinois Visit

SPRINGFIELD—First lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon on Monday to discuss how the American Rescue Plan will support higher education in Illinois. After touring the facility, Cardona and the first lady announced President Joe Biden’s investment in higher education through the American Rescue Plan, […]

ISU President: Universities Want IDPH To Require Vaccination For Fall Attendance

NORMAL — Illinois State University and other public higher education institutions want the Illinois Department of Public Health to require students be vaccinated for COVID-19 if they attend classes in the fall. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wglt/audio/2021/03/segment_1_all_students_vaccinated.mp3 Listen to this story here. During an Academic Senate meeting last week, ISU President Larry Dietz provided an update on whether students […]

Illinois To Expand Vaccine Eligibility Ahead of April 12 Universal Rollout

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday that more groups of people will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of April 12 when everyone over age 16 will become eligible. Starting Monday, March 22, higher education staff, government workers and members of the media will be eligible to receive shots. A […]

U Of I System Enrollment Surpasses 90K Students

Enrollment at the University of Illinois system this year exceeded 90,000 students for the first time. University officials say the increase marks the eighth year in a row of record breaking enrollment numbers. This year’s enrollment gains come in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn.  Combined enrollment at the Urbana, Chicago and […]

Midwest University Leaders Brace For Decline In International Student Enrollment

URBANA – University leaders from across the Midwest say they’re concerned about a drop in international student enrollment this fall, given new restrictions imposed on foreign students by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones, Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Loyola […]