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Western Illinois University wants to do more to help the Quad Cities area create new  businesses and expand existing companies. In January, the university opened its second Small Business Development Center on its riverfront campus in Moline. Michelle O'Neill reports WIU also opened a new, International Trade Center.

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At the board meeting Monday night, Davenport Schools Superintendent Dr. Art Tate announced $18 million in budget cuts for the district.

A tuition hike and layoffs will be considered Thursday night by trustees of Black Hawk College. Last month, college president Bettie Truitt announced the elimination of 17 jobs, saying that would help keep tuition at an affordable level.

EMEA

After about ten months of negotiations, and threats of a strike, teachers in the East Moline School District have a new contract. Thursday members of the East Moline Education Association ratified the tentative agreement that had been reached with the school board just one day earlier. 

Juan Sepúlveda, PBS Senior Vice President, Station Services, image shows a smiling man with glasses in a dark coat, white shirt & light blue tie.
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Fans of PBS may want to attend Monmouth College's graduation ceremony this spring. Today, the college announced its commencement speaker will be Public Broadcasting System Senior Vice President of Station Services, Juan Sepúlveda.

He's been in the position since 2014, representing independent member stations to help them remain connected to their communities. Sepúlveda also works with the PBS Board of Directors, stations, and other groups to address sustainability.

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Teachers in East Moline and school district officials will try again to negotiate a contract. Today, the education association announced it requested another session with a federal mediator, and it's scheduled for next week.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

The president of Scott Community College has decided to retire. After leading one of the campuses of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges for five years, Teresa Paper will step down in June.

Despite facing severe penalties, the Davenport school board continues to support its superintendent in his decision to spend more money than state law allows. On Monday night the board discussed the possible consequences of the dispute that could ultimately lead to a state take-over of the district. 

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Based on feedback from residents, the Moline School District has scaled back possible changes for two elementary schools. Thursday night the board of education will discuss the latest proposal from Superintendent Lanty McGuire for Willard and Lincoln-Irving schools.

Augustana College

"Like our nation as a whole, Augustana is made better by the contributions of immigrants." That's the message to the college from President Steve Bahls following the Trump Administration's order on Friday suspending all immigration from 7 countries for several months. 

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