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November 20, 2014
Corinthian Colleges to sell 56 campuses to nonprofit for $24 million (Chicago Tribune)
Orange County-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. said Thursday that it has agreed to sell off 56 campuses for $24 million to a nonprofit entity that collects student loan debt on behalf of the federal government..

80 semiretired Oakton college teachers could lose jobs (Chicago Tribune)
Oakton Community College will stop hiring semiretired instructors to teach classes part time, a move that could affect as many as 80 teachers and prompted an overflow crowd to show up at a college board meeting in protest Tuesday night..

Space scientist gets U. of I. keys (Chicago Tribune)
For more than a decade, space scientist Timothy Killeen has tracked one of his satellite instruments as it circled the planet and passed over Illinois to collect data on wind in Earth's upper atmosphere..

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