By Sophie Jeffery, Editor Next week is McKendree’s annual Global Awareness Week and the Center for Faith and Spirituality along with the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service have organized a full week of activities […]
By Magdalena Knapp, Editor “Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death.” (Kate Chopin – […]
By Magdalena Knapp, Editor “What do you wanna be when you grow up? “ “A doctor.” “And why?” “Because I want to look into people’s bodies.” “In which body do you wanna look?” “My mom’s […]
The wrap-around banner at McKendree University’s tennis courts was vandalized over the weekend when a thief made off with a rather odd section of the banner: part of Bogey’s face. If our hunch is correct, the […]
By Merisa Ashbaugh Most students groan and indignantly pay (or procrastinate paying) their parking tickets they are issued on campus. However, paying up is becoming more of a challenge since the tickets have exponentially increased from […]
By Emily Davis, Contributing Writer (photo courtesy of creative commons) In the early hours of the morning your pager begins to sound. The pager and the base it is charging on are vibrating violently on […]
By Sophie Jeffery, Contributing Writer The New York Times reports a drop in international student enrollment during the current academic year (2017-18). According to a recent survey released by the Institute of International Education, fewer […]
By Jack MacLean, Copy Editor McKendree University has been named one of the 25 Best Colleges in Illinois by College Choice, an independent online publication which publishes rankings and reviews on colleges across the country. […]
By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-chief McKendree’s fourth annual Academic Excellence Celebration with take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017. No classes will be held that day and all students are encouraged to attend or participate in […]
By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-Chief On Wednesday, February 8, a group of McKendree students attended a rally at the Capitol building in Springfield, Ill. in support of higher education and the MAP grant. The grant, which […]
As many Illinois college students know, funding for the MAP program has not been going well in Springfield. Governor Rauner and his colleagues have created a serious issue for higher education in our state. Hundreds if not thousands of MAP eligible students who depend on those funds to make their college education possible at McKendree University and other instate institutions may no longer be able to make their college dreams a reality.
This is a letter to encourage students and others in our state to urge our governor to save the MAP. Below we have collected some interesting information to help everyone interact with a handful of important people who have it within their power to make a difference on this issue on our behalf.
In addition, if you have friends at other universities who benefit from the MAP grant or even colleagues who work with students, we would strongly urge you to share this information with them and encourage them to appeal to our State leaders as well. By working together, we hope to cause a positive effect in support of MAP grant funding and a positive outcome to this issue.
–The Review Crew
Below is more information about contacting Gov. Rauner and a sample letter if you are interested in making your voice heard.
Dear Gov. Rauner:
Over 136,000 students across the state have enrolled in college with the promise of receiving Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants to help them meet the costs of higher education. This terrific program has helped many needy students achieve their higher education goals. As MAP continues to go unfunded in the state budget, it is becoming difficult for students to plan for their futures and difficult for colleges and universities to continue to bridge the funding gap.
This is a real and growing crisis that is felt around the state. Without MAP, many students will not be able to continue their studies.
I am writing to urge you to work with the members of the General Assembly to do whatever you can to restore funding for MAP. We cannot allow the most economically at-risk group of college students to be left behind, when they stand to benefit the most from attaining a college degree at an Illinois institution. Stable MAP funding is vital to ensure that these students are able to continue their studies without interruption.
Thank you for your attention to this crucial matter.
Don’t forget Nov. 15 – 21 is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! The Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service is putting on many events throughout the week.
Nov. 13 – 19
Canned Goods Sculpture Contest – Campus-wide
Build a beautiful sculpture for a good cause. All proceeds will be donated to a local food pantry.
Monday, Nov. 16
Faculty Fashion Show – At noon in Ames Dining Hall
Check out your favorite faculty member modeling outfits that will be donated to a local shelter as a full set.
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BY MORGAN ROSCOW, STAFF WRITER Lebanon is known as a place that is rich in history, which is far more advanced than the rest of the country in regards to the relations between ethnicities. When […]
BY LAUREN APETZ, MEDIA EDITOR A majority of the McKendree University student body is from around the area and can go home whenever they like. But for a lot of students, going home takes more […]
BY JOE BLASDEL, SPEECH AND DEBATE COACH McKendree University finished in 5th place in overall program sweepstakes at Webster University’s Gorlok Gala and took home 21 individual awards. Fifty colleges and universities, including Boise State […]
BY NATALIE VAN BOOVEN Staff Writer The University of Missouri Board of Curators has authorized changes to the UM system’s Title IX procedures. On Oct. 2, UM curators met in Kansas City, Mo. and approved […]
BY CHELSEY WHEELER Contributing Writer Last month, the community of McKendree University was shocked by the e-mail announcement informing the campus that one of our fellow students had recently been the victim of hate crimes […]
BY BRITANI BEASLEY Staff Writer” Interviewee: Brent and Lauren Reeves (B-Dub and Laurie Lou) Father/daughter duo, B-Dub and Laurie Lou, known regularly as Brent and Lauren Reeves, have started their own piece of history at […]
BY EMILY LUCIA Assistant Editor Talk of a strike had been a much discussed topic at the start of the 2014-2015 school year in Highland, Ill. But despite relentless efforts from both the school board […]
BY JOSEPH BLASDEL, PH.D. Contributing Writer The McKendree University Speech and Debate team took 2nd place at tournaments on consecutive weekends, taking home 18 individual awards. “These two weekends were remarkably successful for us,” said […]