U of I http://wuis.org en GOP Candidates Face University of Illinois Admissions Question http://wuis.org/post/gop-candidates-face-university-illinois-admissions-question <p>The Republican contenders for governor are facing questions about their roles in a five-year-old admissions scandal at the University of Illinois. &nbsp;</p><p>The scandal involved some politicians using clout to get students enrolled. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sen. Kirk Dillard have acknowledged their names are on the list the University of Illinois maintained of lawmakers who called to check on applications. They were asked about it at a televised debate last week. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:13:21 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 20684 at http://wuis.org GOP Candidates Face University of Illinois Admissions Question U of I Board OKs Tuition Increase & UIS Student Union http://wuis.org/post/u-i-board-oks-tuition-increase-uis-student-union <p>Newly approved tuition increases at the University of Illinois mean that four years of college on the flagship campus will top $100,000 for many students. Trustees voted Thursday to raise tuition by 1.7 %. They also increased fees and housing costs. Vice President for Academic Affairs Christopher Pierre says the increases sticks to a university plan to keep increases in line with inflation.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:13:59 +0000 Rachel Otwell & Associated Press 17494 at http://wuis.org U of I Board OKs Tuition Increase & UIS Student Union