college http://northernpublicradio.org en College Illinois Up and Running...Again http://northernpublicradio.org/post/college-illinois-and-runningagain <p class="yiv1621631759MsoNormal" id="yui_3_2_0_8_1349167826269432"><span id="yui_3_2_0_8_1349167826269431" style="font-size:10.0pt;"><span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="lw_1349167814_0">College Illinois</span> is once again open for business. The state's troubled pre-paid tuition program had previously stopped selling contracts amid reports of financial mismanagement. </span> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 09:33:04 +0000 WNIJ & Brian Mackey 19237 at http://northernpublicradio.org College Illinois Up and Running...Again Selling back college textbooks can be frustrating http://northernpublicradio.org/post/selling-back-college-textbooks-can-be-frustrating <p>As college courses wrap up&nbsp;for the year, college&nbsp;students are trying to&nbsp;get the best prices for&nbsp;their used textbooks.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Some textbooks&nbsp;will be updated, and&nbsp;students will not get a penny&nbsp;for those. Others may be&nbsp;damaged or missing&nbsp;portions.&nbsp; Nothing for those either.&nbsp;</p><p>Increasingly, students are&nbsp;going online to&nbsp;buy and sell or opting for a cheaper&nbsp;upfront cost for an <a href="http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/08/etextbooks-2/" target="_blank">electronic version </a>of the course material. Fri, 18 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 11514 at http://northernpublicradio.org Selling back college textbooks can be frustrating