Education Week

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Join Newsradio the week of May 19th for Education Week sponsored by Northern Illinois University on the WBBM Noon Business Hour!


We’ll look into the different aspects of getting into college featuring discussions with experts in admissions, financial aid and more. Insider tips on GPA’s, test scores, CV’s and SAT’s. And wrapping up Education Week on Newsradio, listen on Saturday May 24 during the 10:00 a.m. hour as Northern Illinois University brings you useful information on the college admission and financial aid process featuring replay content from Education Week on the WBBM Noon Business Hour.

Sponsored by Northern Illinois University. Learning Today. Leading Tomorrow.

Monday, May 19th @ 12:19PM on WBBM Newsradio

“Best Values in Public & Private Colleges”

marc wojno headshot 2 Education WeekMARC WOJNO
Senior Associate Editor for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine


Marc is director of research, managing such data-intensive projects as the top 100 best schools for Kiplinger’s annual Best Values in Private and Public Colleges and the magazine’s annual mutual funds rankings. Marc is also chief of reporters, managing a dedicated team responsible for fact-checking and writing stories and maintaining Kiplinger’s strict guidelines for providing readers with accurate and timely information. Wojno also contributes writing articles for the magazine and Web site, and has been interviewed on numerous talk and public radio stations and local and national television programs. Previously, Wojno was a newswire reporter and newsletter editor for Dow Jones, where he reported timely, market-moving news for such beats as convertible bonds, REITs and mutual funds. He also served as Manager of Market Research for Keane Federal Systems, an IT consulting firm. He received his BA in Radio and Television Communications and Computer Science, and his MBA from The George Washington University.

Education Week / Marc Wojno

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Tuesday, May 20th @ 12:19PM on WBBM Newsradio

“Value of College Education & Rising Costs”

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Economist & President of Northwestern University


Morton Schapiro was named the 16th president of Northwestern University on December 16, 2008. He is a Professor of Economics in Northwestern’s Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and also holds appointments in Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and School of Education and Social Policy. President Schapiro is among the nation’s leading authorities on the economics of higher education, with particular expertise in the area of college financing and affordability and on trends in educational costs and student aid. He has testified before U.S. Senate and House committees on economic and educational issues and is widely quoted in the national media on those issues. President Schapiro has written more than 100 articles and five books, and he has edited two others, most with his longtime co-author Michael McPherson. President Schapiro has received research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the World Bank, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the College Board, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other groups to study the economics of higher education and related topics.

Education Week / Morton Shapiro

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Tuesday, May 20th @ 12:39PM on WBBM Newsradio

“College Affordability”

frank palmasani Education WeekFRANK PALMASANI
Counselor at Hinsdale South High School
Author of the book “Right College Right Price”


Frank Palmasani has been dedicated to helping families find affordable college options for more than 30 years. He started learning about the college financial aid process in 1976, his first year as a high school counselor. In 1981, he moved to the college level, eventually becoming a director of admissions. He has since returned to the high school arena as a guidance counselor, a job he continues to enjoy today. Out of these experiences, Palmasani created the Financial Fit program to reverse the trillion dollar student debt problem—a problem that had no proven solution before now. His ideas have already helped more than 200,000 families keep college affordable, making it possible for students to graduate without excessive debt. He is a member of NACAC, IACAC, and the College Board. Palmasani has been featured in the Boston Herald, the Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Finance, WGN-TV, WTTW-TV, CBS’s Monsters and Money in the Morning, and is the author of Right College, Right Price.

Education Week / Frank Palmasani

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Wednesday, May 21st @ 12:19PM on WBBM Newsradio

“Northern Illinois University”

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President of Northern Illinois University


Douglas D. Baker, NIU’s 12th chief executive officer, brings a rich background in business, organizational management and higher education leadership to DeKalb. As provost and executive vice president of the University of Idaho from 2005 to 2013, Dr. Baker guided the development, implementation and revision of the institution’s strategic plan during a period of fiscal challenges. Members of the Faculty Senate at the University of Idaho applauded Baker’s work to shape and oversee a complex and collaborative academic program prioritization process that created a stronger and more efficient organization.He won MBA Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards – the honors were based on a vote of the MBA students – five times: Teacher of the Year (1992-93), Teacher of the Semester (Spring 1995, Spring 1993 and Fall 1990) and Outstanding Teacher (1989-90). He also won Shell Oil Distinguished (Undergraduate) Teaching Awards in 1990 and 1984 from the College of Business and Economics at Washington State University.His research includes numerous publications on organization strategy and structure, motivation and leadership and sexual harassment. In 2010, he made conference presentations on “Transformation: A Tale of Successful Planning and Prioritizing” and “Strategic Planning and Implementation Under Fiscal Stress.”

Education Week / Doug Baker

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Thursday, May 22nd @ 12:19PM on WBBM Newsradio

“Forbes Magazine lists Lake Forest in the top 7% of colleges with the highest salaries.”

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President of Lake Forest College


Stephen D. Schutt is the 13th president of Lake Forest College and was inaugurated in 2001. Before coming to Lake Forest, President Schutt served for six years as Vice President and Chief of Staff at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a principal author and coordinator of the University’s strategic plan; supervisor of budget, planning, communications and other administrative operations; co-director of Penn’s West Philadelphia revitalization program; and the President’s chief advisor. Mr. Schutt previously served as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Harris Wofford, and as Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Educated at Earlham College (B.A.), the University of London (M.A. in English Literature), and the University of Pennsylvania (J.D.), he began his career as a journalist, and subsequently practiced law with Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, a national law firm headquartered in Philadelphia. Mr. Schutt and his wife, Loretta Grennon, who is an attorney and teacher, have three children and live in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Education Week / Stephen Schutt

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Friday, May 23rd @ 12:19PM on WBBM Newsradio

“College Majors With the Best Return on Investment”

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Editor & Chief Content Officer of U.S. News & World Report


Brian Kelly is a member of the executive committee with primary responsibility for all the company’s content, which includes the websites usnews.com and rankingsandreviews.com, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, print and e-book guides on education and health care, and a conference and events business. Kelly has led the transformation of U.S. News from a traditional print news magazine to a largely digital publishing company with a range of influential products including the Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings. Under his leadership, usnews.com has gained an audience of more than 20 million monthly users. Kelly has also expanded U.S. News’ Money, Personal Finance, and Health content and launched new Car and Travel products as well as two national conferences. Kelly has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including CBS’ This Morning, NBC’s Today Show, White House Chronicles and National Public Radio. He is a frequent speaker and panelist on issues related to media, national policy, politics and education. He is on the board of the World Affairs Council of Washington and a member of the Economic Club of Washington.

Education Week / Brian Kelly

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