The Chicago Sun-Times writes that because colleges are being squeezed like never before by funding cuts, a group of private colleges in Illinois is using a grant from a charitable arm of SBC, newly renamed AT&T, to make sure teachers receive practical technology training that they can apply in the classroom. While the phone company has had to cut its grant in the past decade, Jerry Fuller, executive director of the Associated Colleges of Illinois, commends them for sticking with the program…