The University of Chicago has received an $80,000 grant for the development of a handheld COVID-19 test that could deliver results in just five minutes for only $10 per test.
Chicago Tribune Reports: Chicago State University is offering free tuition, textbooks, and covering fees for freshmen who complete a five-week summer program.
America's Urban Campus teams up with Campus Compact Illinois and the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge to create the Chicago and Illinois Campus Voting Challenges.
Chicago Sun-Times reports: CSU has launched new academic and scholarship programs to help close the Black and Latinx wealth gap in Illinois.
ABC 7 News reports: Chicago State University provides financial aid and computers for students in need.
Roosevelt offers new tuition grant for students who are struggling financially due to the pandemic.
Researchers at Northwestern have developed a wearable device for patients recovering at home that monitors their recovery process and symptoms.
Pete Wilkins, a key member of Chicago's innovation community, comments on the ways Chicago's universities are stepping up to address the many issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a part of its response to the economic damage to its surrounding South Side neighborhoods, the University of Chicago announced today that it has made emergency grants to small businesses affected by the pandemic.
Illinois Tech announced today it is re-opening laboratories to assist the state in making the chemical materials critical to the processing of tests for COVID-19. Other universities across the state are also helping with production of various components of the testing kits.