The Daily Northwestern

Oakton Community College to raise tuition, cut classes without adequate state funding

Renzo Downey, Reporter

May 4, 2016

Filed under City, Education

Oakton Community College is cutting costs and raising tuition amid the Illinois budget impasse despite the emergency higher education appropriations signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on April 25. Oakton, which has campuses in Des...

Rauner approves emergency funding for Illinois higher education

Billy Kobin, Reporter

April 25, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bipartisan state Senate bill into law Monday that will allocate $600 million in short-term funding to public state universities, colleges and Monetary Award Program grant recipients. The bill passe...

Northwestern, local academics react to Obama’s community college plan

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

January 26, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, National

In the aftermath of President Barack Obama’s announcement to make community college free, critics are assessing the quality and feasibility of the proposal, including the president of Oakton Community College in Skokie and Des Pla...

‘Game-changing’ initiative aims to shape entire Evanston community

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

May 4, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston community leaders are drafting a proposal to bring a long-term education initiative called Cradle to Career to the city. Cradle to Career has established itself with the vision that “by the age of 23, all Evanston...