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Durbin: Bill could lower textbook costs

Nadia Ramos, freshman medical laboratory science major, studies using flashcards Oct. 14 in the Founders Memorial Library Cafe. 

Keith Hernandez

October 15, 2015

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) reintroduced a bill last week that could save higher education students millions of dollars in textbook costs.The Affordable College Textbook Act would encourage universities to support pilot programs that create digital and print open-source textbooks by awarding compet...

Ill. Community College System’s 50th anniversary met with enrollment, funding troubles

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks to business students Aug. 29 in Barsema Hall. Rauner gave advice on investing in start-up businesses and discussed how he will use his experience in venture capitalism to promote job growth in Illinois if elected in November.

Alexander Chettiath

September 24, 2015

It is the year of the community college, according a declaration by Gov. Bruce Rauner in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Illinois Community College System, which includes Kishwaukee Community College.On average, 63 percent of Kishwaukee’s transfer program graduates attend NIU. Additionally, a lar...