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Many people are aware of the Broadway hit show Hamilton. It's based on the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow. Elaine Maimon, president of Governors State University,  tells us lawmakers in Illinois and the nation could learn a thing or two from reading it. Here's her review:

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Six of Illinois’ state universities have been put on notice for credit downgrades. It’s the latest knock on state government after more than 21 months without a full budget.

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Today from the Education Desk, we have a book review from the president of Governors State University. Elaine Maimon tells us about "The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most."

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