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$100 Million Grainger Gift Garners New School Name at U of I


April 17, 2019 3:48 PM
by Susan Dutca
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's engineering school will soon be called the Grainger College of Engineering after receiving another $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation. The Grainger donation is the largest amount ever gifted to a public university to rename a college.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's engineering school will soon be called the "Grainger College of Engineering" after receiving another $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation. The Grainger donation is the largest amount ever gifted to a public university to rename a college.

Alumnus William Grainger graduated from The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1919 and founded an industrial supply company that employs over 25,000 people across the nation. The Grainger Foundation, based in Lake Forest, Illinois, has committed more than $300 million to the school, with more than $200 million in the last six years. The most recent $100 million unrestricted gift will support educational programs, research, faculty hiring, and endowed professorships as needed. Grainger is also partnered with Illinois Engineering, offering The Engineering Visionary Scholarship for undergraduates, dollar-for-dollar up to $25 million.

The new $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation is also a part of the $2.25 billion "With Illinois" fundraising campaign for the campus, with the ultimate goal being $550 million, according to Engineering Dean Rashid Bashir. If you are specifically looking for scholarships offered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, visit here. For students who are interested in pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, aerospace technologies and engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, fire protection engineering, nuclear science and engineering, or general engineering, click here.

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Why not have schools auction off college seats to the highest bidder? The question was posed by a senior vice president at the Harvard Management Company on his public LinkedIn page amid the recent national college admissions cheating scandal. According to Michael Cappucci, it is simply an honest question. He goes on to ask, Why do we have a system where wealthy parents have to make shady payments to even more shady intermediaries to get their kids into college? The post, which has since been removed but still drew much online anger was authored by Cappucci who is not a top official at the company; many people still presumed Harvard is connected to his idea, according to Inside Higher Ed, but Harvard was quick to distance itself from the LinkedIn post.

Auctioning Off College Admissions Seats?

April 2, 2019 3:47 PM
by Susan Dutca
Why not have schools auction off college seats to the highest bidder? The question was posed by a senior vice president at the Harvard Management Company on his public LinkedIn page amid the recent
Yale is the first university to rescind the acceptance of a student over the national college admissions cheating scandal that implicated 50 people, including celebrities, college administrators and coaches. The FBI investigation, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, discovered that parents paid anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million for guaranteed admission into elite colleges and universities.

Yale Rescinds Acceptance Amid Admissions Bribery Scandal

March 26, 2019 3:33 PM
by Susan Dutca
Yale is the first university to rescind the acceptance of a student over the national college admissions cheating scandal that implicated 50 people, including celebrities, college administrators and
A Dickinson College senior did not foresee her essay in the student paper titled Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk? going viral online or appearing on national organizations' websites. In her guest editorial, Leda Fisher argues that white, male students are taking over discussions of feminism, LGBTQ and race that she feels are better voiced by women and minority students.

Should White Boys Be Heard? Dickenson Student Says No

February 19, 2019 4:28 PM
by Susan Dutca
A Dickinson College senior did not foresee her essay in the student paper titled "Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?" going viral online or appearing on national organizations' websites. In
Despite the possibility of earning free money for college, some current and prospective college students do not complete the FAFSA - perhaps because the form is confusing and lengthy. Instagram influencers and college bloggers are stepping in and have teamed up with the U.S. Department of Education to encourage more students to fill out their FAFSA with the hashtag #ButFirstFAFSA.

Insta Influencers Involved with Student FAFSA?

February 12, 2019 4:04 PM
by Susan Dutca
Despite the possibility of earning free money for college, some current and prospective college students do not complete the FAFSA - perhaps because the form is "confusing and lengthy." Instagram

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February 7, 2019 1:33 PM
by Susan Dutca
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York College of Pennsylvania is under scrutiny for Photoshopping a billboard in order to appear more diverse by replacing white students with students who reflected diversity. Manipulating marketing tools to appear more diverse in college admissions materials is not uncommon, according to Inside Higher Ed.

College Under Fire for Photoshopping Billboard

February 5, 2019 12:59 PM
by Susan Dutca
York College of Pennsylvania is under scrutiny for "Photoshopping" a billboard in order to appear more diverse by replacing white students with students "who reflected diversity." Manipulating