Just days after Moody's warned of a potential credit downgrade for Illinois' public universities, Standard & Poor's took action to lower the credit of a couple - and placed three on a negative watch list.
Standard and Poor's says public higher education in Illinois remains at risk - and it's taking ratings action as a result. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller explains.
SIU Trustees will take up President Randy Dunn's request for dramatic cuts, along with possible inter-campus borrowing, as they meet in Carbondale this week. As WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports, leaders are pushing SIUC to make the tough choices.
SIU Trustees are discussing what to do about the cash crunch on the Carbondale campus as they meet this week.
Last week, when Southern Illinois University revealed that its main campus in Carbondale needs to borrow money from its Edwardsville location, the news seemed shocking. Who knew SIU was in such dire straits? It wasn’t the kind of news any school would want to broadcast.
Northeastern Illinois University announced last week it's laying off hundreds of students - all ahead of a new furlough program for the rest of the campus employees. As WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports, the state's budget crisis is forcing leaders at Southern Illinois University to keep a close eye on how this plays out.
News that Northeastern Illinois University is cutting hundreds of student jobs has workers at schools across the state nervous.