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GSU students, faculty rally for education funding


GSU rally-6 3-7-16

From the left: University Park Mayor Vivian Covington, Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon and SSMMA Executive Director Edward Paesel at a 3-7-16 student/faculty rally for funding at GSU.


Mychael Vanarsdale expects to get his bachelor’s degree from Governors State University in May, but he said his nephew’s plans to attend college in Illinois, possibly at GSU, are uncertain.

Vanarsdale, president of the student senate at GSU, said his nephew, a high school junior, is considering attending school out of state, and that he might not be the only one rethinking college plans in light of Illinois’ current budget impasse.

“There’s a lot of worry, and for good reason,” Vanarsdale said after a rally Monday aimed at making GSU students’ voices heard in Springfield. “There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding higher education…”Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

A related story can be found on WGN-TV or CLTV.

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