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Tanya Cabrera
NIU alumna Tanya Cabrera will speak during a public forum from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m Thursday, March 1, in the Heritage Room at the Holmes Student Center. Hosted by the Latino Resource Center, Cabrera will discuss the Illinois DREAM Act, established to allow undocumented students to receive scholarship money that is funded entirely by...
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Northern Illinois University graduate Tanya Cabrera, one of seven appointees to the Illinois DREAM Fund Commission, recently visited with NIU faculty, students and staff to share goals and initiatives of the commission. Appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn, Cabrera and her colleagues will oversee a privately funded scholarship program designed to help undocumented students pay for...
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In Springfield … On January 30, 2012, the Institute for Illinois’ Financial Sustainability at the Civic Federation issued a report, “State of Illinois FY2013 Budget Roadmap: State of Illinois Budget Overview, Projections and Recommendations for the Governor and General Assembly.” The report states that, “given rising Medicaid and pension costs and the scheduled partial sunset of...