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College communities are being crushed by the Illinois budget impasse

Madeleine DoubekReboot Illinois

Mar 13, 2017

Opinion

Each day without a budget in Illinois, our college communities move a bit closer toward permanent damage.

Last week, the Senate’s Higher Education Committee heard from top public university officials about how their institutions are doing 21 months into a budget standoff.

Nine universities have dealt with two years’ worth of 34 percent cutsSouthern Illinois University President Randy Dunn told senators his institution cannot survive until the 2018 election “short of hollowing out” core programs, particularly at its Carbondale campus, according to the College communities are being crushed by the Illinois budget impasse was last modified: March 13th, 2017 by Madeleine Doubek

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