Tuesday, March 31, 2009

U of I Global Campus faces challenges, although online learning is rising

The University of Illinois Global Campus, a multimillion-dollar distance-learning project, is up and running, and it has enrolled 366 students for the March and April term.

Interest in online learning has increased, but enrolling students is still a challenge.

Details about the global campus and online learning were discussed in an April 3, 2009, issue of the Chronicles of Higher Ed.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gov. Quinn's proposed tax hike is good news for Republicans

While it's unclear whether Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed tax increase will aid in fixing the state budget, his proposal is already paying off for state Republicans.

The GOP anti-tax campaign could be the Republicans' best chance at regaining power next year, according to Dr. Chris Mooney, professor of political science at UIS.

Mooney's comments were featured in a March 24, 2009, article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

U of I alum McMillan named to Board of Trustees

Edward McMillan, a 1969 University of Illinois graduate in agricultural science from Greenville, is Gov. Pat Quinn's first nominee for appointment to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, the governor's office confirmed Monday.

The appointment was written about in a March 17, 2009, article in the Champaign News-Gazette.

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