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Fallout over College of DuPage spending could hurt students
Feb. 6, 2015
If financial turmoil diminishes the public’s willingness to fund that west-suburban community college, its 28,000 enrollees could eventually face program cuts and tuition hikes.
Campus police: real deal or rent-a-cops?
Nov. 5, 2014
Our case study: The U of C, where a private force polices 65,000 Chicagoans on and off campus.
Saving for Sallie Mae instead of a down payment
Jun. 13, 2014
Chicagoans strapped with student debt are struggling to become first-time home buyers.
University faculty on strike claim higher cause
Feb. 19, 2014
A University of Illinois at Chicago labor dispute becomes a flashpoint in a nationwide battle over the fate of higher education.
Making college more accessible for low-income students
Jan. 21, 2014
We take a look at how to get more low income kids into college-and explore the challenges faced by both potential students and universities. Also, an update on Senate hearings calling for reform at DCFS.
New strategies for higher ed
Dec. 12, 2013
We take a look at what some lawmakers and organizations are doing to try to combat the ever-increasing price of college textbooks. Plus, what trends and changes are happening in college admissions?
In their own words: Fear of freshman year
Aug. 9, 2013
More than three million students in the U.S. are headed to college for the first time this fall.
The university down the block
Jul. 10, 2013
From housing to assembly-line burritos, higher ed’s bread-and-butter impact on a neighborhood’s economic health.
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