I love this idea. I didn't read all the responses, so I might have missed it, but I didn't see anything about a "need basis," which I believe should be a requirement. Not that plenty of students don't deserve this period, but I think it always behooves us to help those who need the help the most. I would certainly support this initiative, and encourage those close to me to do so as well.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."