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Downstate cynic
2 months ago

Let’s see, mark g is estimating a $8B shortfall, 20% of budgeted revenues.
We are continuing to pay government employees full pay and benefits.
While taxpaying businesses are destroyed.

Is the university downsizing its payroll to show solidarity with the growing number of unemployed taxpayers? And tuition payers?
Fewer taxpayers, Fewer dollars for education.
That’s how math works!

2 months ago

Universities should be required to dip into 50% of their endowments before receiving any federal aid. UofI is sitting on $2.5 billion in endowments. I’m sure their donors will understand.

Super Fed Up IL resident
2 months ago

How about U of I get some aid from China, esp since U of I bent over backwards to admit Chinese students over deserving Illinois students ?

2 months ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

Upwards of a quarter of the school is international students. So woke, yet, so lucrative too. They bash Trump for delaying visas to keep up the international diversity of the school. It turns out many of those students were from a communist dictatorship that spread the Wuhan Virus around the world. Oooops! They never saw that one coming! Reminds me of the plastic bag banning bill that was about to pass the IL legislature. They wanted everyone to bring reusable bags…How woke was that! Turns out that those very same bags are the source of disease, as the sick shoppers… Read more »

Governor of Alderaan
2 months ago

Does UI also need aid every summer when there are fewer students around?

Fed up neighbor
2 months ago

Ya know what I seek aid to