Monthly Archives: February 2016

This Week UIS UF

From: “Lynn Fisher” <fisher.lynn.e@gmail.com> To: “UIS United Faculty” <uisufinfo@gmail.com> Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:19:02 AM Subject: UIS United Faculty / UPI 4100 update Dear UIS United Faculty members and friends, It’s been another busy and productive week for UIS United Faculty: Our intrepid bargaining research team is hard at work preparing contract proposals — […]

With Budget Address Looming, Higher Ed Makes Funding Plea

By BRIAN MACKEY • FEB 15, 2016 Students, teachers and administrators joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, right, to make a push for funding higher education in Illinois. CREDIT BRIAN MACKEY / WUIS Gov. Bruce Rauner is scheduled to deliver his budget message to the Illinois General Assembly this Wednesday. In advance of that, interest groups are lining up […]

Call the Governor Today!

Call the Governor today! Governor Rauner clearly showed his priorities yesterday when he failed to even mention higher education in his budget address.Additionally, he reiterated that he plans to veto SB2043, which would fund MAP Grants.At the same time, he contends that we need to make Illinois competitive to attract businesses.If he dismantles public higher […]