At the Ref Desk (1/16/19): Today's funny: Got an IM from a student asking who to contact for an overdue book. I texted him the phone number for Access Services. Student replied back that he'd call once his class was over. Um, right. [more...]

MAP Grants For Students On Chopping Block - Gov. Quinn Vows To Restore Low-Income Student Funding

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 9/29/09 (10:27pm)
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09/29/2009
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One hundred and thirty-eight thousand Illinois college students find themselves caught right in the middle of the state budget crunch. Their MAP grant scholarships are on the chopping block.

On Tuesday, Gov. Pat Quinn held a rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, vowing to restore low-income student funding. But, as CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery reports, Republicans are not on board, leaving students in limbo.