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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

An almost new advising idea

I met a great group of young people last night, the Illinois College Advising Corps.

They were at UIS for a bit of training, and a couple dozen of them will filter out to various high schools in Illinois this year. Their goal is to help primarily low-income students learn the ropes and benefits of attending college. A few will work at universities where they have placed students, to help those students adapt to college life.

Their enthusiasm was contagious. As Chancellor Koch said, you could feel lots of energy in the room. I'm glad Illinois is finding more ways like this to make college accessible to young people who might not have taken that big step.

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