Champaign faculty-student senate at its Oct. 5 meeting - that called upon Quinn and the General Assembly to restore the MAP funding so that students could be assured they could continue their educations in the spring.
At a Sept. 29 rally at the Chicago campus, Quinn was presented with a similar resolution passed by the UIC Senate. At UIC, more than 6,050 students received MAP grants for the fall semester.
Rallies also were held or were scheduled at Carl Sandburg College, Loyola University and Northwestern University and at Southern Illinois University's Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. Quinn also encouraged students to attend a rally scheduled for Oct. 15 at the state capitol.
Quinn has suggested funding the grants by raising the tobacco tax by $1.