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Northwestern University will be taking additional steps to ensure its campus buildings are bird friendly. University officials say the school is working with experts from the American Bird Conservancy to keep birds from crashing into glass walls and windows.

Digital currency is becoming a fundamental part of some finance courses at Illinois universities.

A new study shows a small increase in the number of international students who attended colleges and universities in Illinois last year.

Two medical universities are teaming up to study how the opioid epidemic is affecting southern Illinois.

The state of Illinois is among the states leading the nation in the number of college freshmen pursuing higher education in other states.


Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives Thursday passed a plan to send more than $800 million to human services and universities. They call it a “lifeline” for programs facing catastrophe.

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Northwestern University and the University of Chicago have joined other leading universities in siding with civil liberties lawyers in opposing President Donald Trump's travel ban. The schools contend the order blocking travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries threatens their abilities to educate future leaders from nearly every continent. 

A survey of Illinois colleges shows nearly half of those responding say they won't front income-based state grants for students this spring.

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.

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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.