Universities

Tobacco Ban for State Universities in Illinois

Jun 30, 2015
American Lung Association in Illinois

  New and much stricter anti-tobacco rules go into effect Wednesday at state supported colleges and universities in Illinois. To comply with a new state law, smoking is banned completely, and so is the use of any tobacco product including snuff.

Peoria Public Radio

A proposal in the Illinois House would bar public universities from paying commencement speakers with public funds. 

Democratic lawmakers are asking Illinois' colleges and universities for more information about administrators' contracts and benefits following a $762,000 buyout package that College of DuPage trustees approved for the school's president. 

Connecting universities and colleges with veteran-owned businesses is the goal of a proposal introduced in the Illinois House. When universities need to hire a company for any given project, they often have goals intended to help out firms owned by minorities, women and veterans. 

Colleges and universities continue to see growing demand for mental health services. But national data published this month shows budgets and staffing levels for most campus counseling centers aren’t keeping up with that demand. Illinois Public Radio’s Ryan Weber reports on the effect it’s having on students in the final story of our series, “Unmet Needs: Living with Mental Illness in Central Illinois.”  

University of Illinois student Hann Lindahl started to develop her anxiety in high school. It went untreated, and, during her first years of college, the anxiety grew, and so did the binging, and she started...

IL public universities could share more research

Aug 13, 2013

A new law requires Illinois' public universities to consider making their research available for free, but it does not require it.