Saturday, March 9, 2013
We're In the News Again!
The Chicago Tribune has a new story about Chicago State. This time, it's the denouement of the enrollment scandal of 2011. You remember that one, hundreds of ineligible students received financial aid and it was all the fault of previous administrations. When our glorious leader found out about it he stopped it immediately. This is simply another attempt to spin a completely unnecessary scandal that a competent administration would have avoided. According to the story, Chicago State will have to pay back nearly $312,000 to the Federal government, a figure the university negotiated down from $614,000. Most interesting, of the 129 ineligible students, 57 received financial aid in 2010-11, Wayne Watson's second year as president. That's 44 percent of the total. In Elnora Daniel's final year, the year Watson claimed the practice began, only 5 ineligible students received federal financial aid. Exactly how long should an administration get to identify and correct a problem of this magnitude? Here's the link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-chicago-state-financial-aid-20130309,0,3135350.story?track=rss