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Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas on his new appointment to the board of beleaguered Chicago State University.

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(Courtesy of UIC’s Richard J. Daley Library)

Days away from the 40th anniversary of his death, UIC announced it will offer a new honors course next semester on Chicago and its late mayor’s role in local, national and international politics in the late 1960s.

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Adjunct professor Claire Boeck (Chicago Tonight)

Adjunct professors at the state’s biggest community college system say their working conditions make it difficult for them to do their jobs.

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The president of Columbia College Chicago on why there’s been a big drop in enrollment at the school and challenges to its identity in the world of creativity.

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(afunkydamsel / Flickr)

A proposed overhaul of the fashion studies curriculum at Columbia College Chicago has upset some students and part-time faculty, who’ve criticized what they see as a move away from strictly manufacturing and design courses toward a more marketing- and business-focused program.

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Mateo Uribe Rios leads student activists in a march from the Chicago Temple to the Thompson Center on Nov. 11. (Courtesy of Debbie Patiño)

In Illinois, immigrants living in the country illegally are ineligible to receive federal or state financial aid to four-year public universities. But student advocates across the state have been pushing lawmakers for change.

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The presidents of four state universities discuss the ongoing impact of Illinois' budget crisis.

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Though community college is expected to last only two years, it's a long road for many students. A look at how some students are getting plenty of support along the way.

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

While hundreds of high schoolers picked up college acceptance letters Tuesday, others were getting their first professional workplace experience in a new CPS vocational training program.

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Chicago State University

What's behind the $600,000 severance package for the president of cash-strapped Chicago State University? And why was the president asked to leave after just nine months?

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Chicago State University Trustees voted 6-1 to accept the resignation of President Thomas Calhoun after only nine months on the job, and OK’d a $600,000 severance package for him.

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Thomas Calhoun

More drama at financially strapped Chicago State University: The president is out after only nine months on the job. Why students and faculty members say they are livid, and why they believe political patronage is the culprit.

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The Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act will create annual benchmarks to ensure high schoolers are prepared for a college education. (Steven Sokulski/Pixabay)

State lawmakers hope newly passed legislation will help better prepare Illinois high schoolers for the rigors of a college education.

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Students at Chicago's Bogan High School and dozens of other CPS schools can now receive college credits at any Illinois university or college for passing their IB exams.

A new bill passed late last month aims to cut higher education costs and allow Chicago Public Schools students to begin earning college credits sooner.

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Amid the budget stalemate, many public universities have been operating without funding from the state. Chicago State University has gone most of the fiscal year without a third of its budget. CSU President Thomas Calhoun Jr. tells us what's at stake.

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The statistics are sobering. Twenty-six percent of women on college campuses report having been sexually assaulted, according to a new report. We discuss the report, the issue of sexual assaults on college campuses and the impact of a new Illinois law that requires higher education institutions to establish sexual violence policies and responses.