It’s a wise saying — doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is a definition of insanity. Yet we want different results in higher education —better preparation of graduates in writing, speaking, and problem-solving; more graduates prepared for high-level care…
UNIVERSITY PARK | Students at Governors State University have a new identity after the school unveiled its first mascot, the Jaguar, on Tuesday.
Governors State University is now committed to serving freshmen and sophomores, not just juniors, seniors and graduate students. This is good for GSU, and it's good for Illinois.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University announced this week that its president, Elaine P. Maimon, has won the 2014 Donna Shavlik Award for women's leadership in higher education from the American Council on Education.
Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon, right, receives the American Council on Education's Donna Shavlik Award for women's leadership in higher education from ACE president Molly Corbett Broad.
As high school seniors prepare applications to meet the April 1 deadline required at many colleges and universities, I offer the following quiz to test higher education savvy. Numerous misconceptions abound. So, let’s begin to sort out what is true and what is false.
2014 is finally here. At Governors State University, the New Year has special significance. We call it Renaissance 2014.
Classes begin Monday at Governors State University for the 2013-14 academic year— a historic time in GSU’s 44-year history.
At Governors State University, art is fundamental to human life. GSU is not an art school, but we better fulfill our mission as a comprehensive public university by our conscious commitment to the artistic experience.
On Feb. 7, Governors State University hosted a forum for candidates running in the special primary for Congressional District 2, Jesse Jackson Jr.’s former seat.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Village President Vivian Covington has a dream – one in which the south suburban community she heads, which happens to have a college within its boundaries, evolves into a legitimate “college-town” community.
In December, the 7th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Illinois could no longer sustain a complete ban on the public carrying of concealed weapons. Judicious as that ban was, it could not withstand the court’s ruling. As a result, the Illinois General Assembly must develop legislatio…
Elaine Maimon is president of Governors State University.
During this Thanksgiving weekend, I can imagine several dinner table conversations about college plans. I would not be surprised by pressure on next year’s college freshmen to declare an undergraduate major before indulging in the pumpkin pie.
This summer I was invited to Prague to serve as a featured speaker at an international conference entitled, “New Horizons in Education.” I did not use state funds for this trip. The conference organizers paid all expenses for two Governors State University colleagues and for me because those…
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Online courses are becoming an important higher education learning component
Never before in the history of the planet has information been more readily available. With the click of a mouse, we can find answers to almost any question. When the questions are simple and factual, the Internet is a useful resource. But when the questions are more complex, we cannot depen…
Even with the one-day reprieve thanks to April 15 falling on a Sunday this year, the date itself reminds us of one of the two unwelcome and inevitable parts of life — taxes. But as we write the checks, it is important to remember some of the benefits we receive in exchange for this required …
2012 dawns bright for Governors State University, the regional public university for Chicago's Southland. As I complete my fifth year as president, GSU is establishing itself as a model 21st century public university.
Today, we introduce new members of The Times Editorial Advisory Board. They have agreed to share their opinions on issues of local and regional interest. Look for these familiar names and faces on columns in the Forum section over the next year.
On one rare and beautiful Sunday morning, as we sat on our deck enjoying a relaxing brunch, my husband commented on the delicious qualities of the zucchini omelet: "You're wasting your time as a university president," he said. "We should open a bed and breakfast."
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