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The [Monday] Papers

I have a deadline today; I hope to finally have The Luis & Chuy Show tomorrow as well as an update of The Political Odds from the Beachwood Bookmaking Bureau.

Meanwhile . . .

"Students at the City Colleges of Chicago, the state's largest and most diverse community-college system, are eligible for a guaranteed admission program to the University of Illinois' flagship campus in Urbana under an expanded partnership this fall," the Champaign News-Gazette reports.

Gee, that sounds good.

"The UI Chicago has had a longstanding transfer agreement with City Colleges, but new partnerships were recently signed with the Urbana and Springfield campuses to make it easier for more Chicago students to transfer to those schools."


"Currently, only a fraction of City College system graduates enroll at the Urbana campus - just 30 in 2016-17, about 3 percent of the campus' total transfer students, said Andy Borst, director of undergraduate admissions."

Well that number certainly needs boosting.

"Students who enroll in Chicago City Colleges will be guaranteed admission to any of the UI's three universities if they meet campus admission requirements and complete the mandatory community-college credits, officials said.

"Technically, the same is true for most transfer students, except in highly competitive engineering, business and LAS programs, Borst said. But the new program will provide intensive advising services to ensure students are taking the right classes to get into the school of their choice, he said.

"And top transfers will be eligible for scholarships through a new pilot program offered by the UI. Five scholarships of $2,500 a year for up to two years will be available initially - two to Urbana, two to Chicago and one to Springfield - and that number will eventually double, officials said."

Wait . . . just five scholarships (and just two to Urbana, which is championing the effort) of $2,500 a year for two years are available? That's three strikes - the just five part, the $2,500 part (annual tuition is more than $30,000), and the for just two years part.


"The initiatives are designed to expand educational opportunities for Chicago-area students and improve diversity at the Urbana campus, UI President Tim Killeen said Thursday."

Not by much!


New on today's Beachwood . . .

Call 911 - Bears Twitter Is On Fire
The way it could be worse is if Ryan Pace directed John Fox to contact the Russians.

SportsMonday: Bears Bereft
Even more so than the previously 1-10 49ers.

Chicagoetry: New Fucking Frying Pan
It's about feminism.

The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Mest, Wage War, FireHouse, Three Bad Jacks, Elliot Moss, Hanson, and Winger.


New on the Beachwood over the weekend . . .

Carried Interest Reform Is A Sham
Talking about closing a loophole for billionaires isn't the same as closing it.

The Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Fuerza Bruta, Rise Against, Rhett Miller, Greta Van Fleet, Gary Numan, Howie Day, Yelawolf, Potions, Lion's Law, and Papa Roach.

Beachwood Sports Radio: 'Til Death Do The Bears Part
With all due respect, there seems to be just one way the McCaskeys will do the right thing. Plus: Cat Trick!; Acknowledging The Bulls' Existence; The Derrick Rose Non-Tragedy; and Should We Be Paying More Attention To Northwestern Football?





Roy Chicago.


A sampling.

National Security Agencies Are Evading Congressional Oversight.




Rock 'N' Roll, Between The Covers.


TV's False Portrayal Of Torture.


A sampling.

Maybe he should run for state rep in the 22nd district, then.





Well, it was a steering committee . . .


Steinberg gonna Steinberg.

Plus, like John Kass, he's not even a Chicagoan; he's a longtime suburbanite.



The Beachwood Tronc Line: Beachwood First.


Posted on December 4, 2017

MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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