Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Over 250 U of I students to Rally at Capitol on March 2

More than 250 students from the University of Illinois’ three campuses will be in Springfield on March 2 to meet with legislators.

This gathering coincides with U of I Student Day, which is coordinated by Illinois Connection, the legislative advocacy network of the University of Illinois Alumni Association. This annual event allows students to come together to deliver a unified message to lawmakers on behalf of their University.

Students will be meeting with their elected representatives to encourage funding support for the University of Illinois and higher education in general. U of I President Tim Killeen also plans to be present to take part in the effort.

“As an economic engine with a $14 billion a year impact, the University of Illinois provides value to every citizen of the state through a comprehensive range of educational, research and outreach programs,” Killeen says.

The story was reported by WAND-TV on February 29, 2016.

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