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President Farley meets with Senator Durbin


[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met Tuesday with Illinois College President Barbara Farley to discuss higher education issues including reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, making college textbooks more affordable and student loan reform measures.

“Illinois is home to some of the finest colleges and universities in the country,” Durbin said. “I was pleased to meet with both President Farley and the leaders from the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities. We agree that reforms in higher education and investing in our students must continue to be one of our country’s highest priorities.”

The full press release and photos of the event can be found on Senator Durbin's web page.

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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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