The "ramen noodle diet" may once have been a badge of honor for the college student on a strict budget. But now, with changing demographics and skyrocketing education costs, “food insecurity” is being seen as a serious problem on campuses across the nation.
University officials announced a gain of nearly 30 percent among international students. There was also improvement in retaining last year's freshmen. Those numbers limited the university’s enrollment decline to its smallest in five years.
Still, NIU administrators are looking for better numbers. There's a search for an admissions director and assistant vice president for enrollment management.
According to a news release, President Doug Baker says recruitment and retention will continue to be priorities.
They no longer had to do it through campaign commercials. Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner faced one another in a joint interview before the Chicago Tribune's Editorial Board Tuesday. So far, Quinn, a Democrat, and businessman Rauner, Republican's nominee, have contested one another from a distance. At this appearance, though, they were seated side-by-side.
At times, that led to heated discussions; often the candidates talked over one another.
The Better Business Bureau is alerting school districts across northern Illinois about a billing scam. Nevada-based “Scholastic School Supply” allegedly sent false invoices that billed districts hundreds of dollars for text books that were never requested or received.
According to a news release, information from the BBB serving Southern Nevada finds they received 51 complaints from throughout the country, as well as nearly 2,400 inquiries regarding this scam operation. The Nevada BBB says that complaints continue to rise in increments of as many as 15 per day.