In Bid to Save Money, Chicago State Kills Spring Break

February 24, 2016

Chicago State University announced Tuesday that it will eliminate spring break as part of a plan to finish the academic year before running out of money, The Chicago Tribune reported. Some public colleges in Illinois are struggling to maintain operations as they move toward the end of an academic year in which the lack of a state budget means they have received no funds from the state. Chicago State, with many low-income students, has indicated it may run out of money next month. Calling off spring break is part of a larger plan that will end the spring semester with graduation on April 28. The original schedule would have ended the semester May 13.

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