New Chancellor For University Of Illinois' Flagship CampusThe University of Illinois has hired a top administrator from a State University of New York campus who has a background in agricultural research to be the new chancellor at the flagship Urbana-Champaign campus.
College Of DuPage Board Chair ResignsThe chairman of the College of DuPage board of trustees, who has led reform efforts at the school, abruptly resigned Sunday in a letter to faculty and students, citing only “personal reasons” for her departure.
College Of DuPage Trustees Move To Fire President BreuderCOD spokesman Randall Samborn said the vote begins a process in which board chair Katherine Hamilton provides Breuder with a notice of intent to terminate him for cause. Breuder has administrative due process rights, in which he has the right to hearings that can conclude in an appeal to the full board of trustees.
U Of Illinois' Killeen Wants Bonus Removed From His ContractUniversity of Illinois President Timothy Killeen has asked the board of trustees to remove a $225,000 bonus from his contract of the type that has suddenly become controversial with the ouster of Chancellor Phyllis Wise.
Amid Scandals, College Of DuPage Getting 3 New TrusteesThe College of DuPage has been a source of controversy of late, and trustee Kathy Hamilton has been leading the charge for a change in leadership. She made an aggressive push to elect three reform-minded candidates to replace members whose terms expire this year, and all three candidates she supported won on Tuesday.
University Of Illinois Trustees Approve New Medical SchoolThe unanimous vote on Thursday means the university and Urbana-based Carle Foundation hospital will negotiate the details of the hospital's pledge to provide $100 million to the project over 10 years.
Rauner Appoints 2 To University Of Illinois Board Of TrusteesNational Academy of Human Resources President Jill Smart and Northern Trust Senior Vice President Ramon Cepeda, both residents of the Chicago suburbs, will take seats on the board that oversees the university's three campuses if their nominations are confirmed by the state Senate. Their terms would end in 2021.
Professor Sues U Of I After Losing Job Offer Over TweetsA professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages sued several university officials on Thursday, saying they denied his right to free speech and that the school should rehire him.
U Of I Expected To Approve In-State Tuition FreezeTrustees meet in Chicago on Thursday and will to vote on a plan announced last week to freeze tuition for the coming school year at current rates.
University Of Illinois Mulls Freezing In-State TuitionA board committee planned to review the proposal on Monday, and their recommendation is scheduled to go to the full board on Jan. 15.
U Of I Trustees Vote Not To Hire Professor After Controversial TweetsUniversity of Illinois trustees on Thursday voted not to hire a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were deemed anti-Semitic by some, raising the likelihood of a lawsuit and further campus protests.
Trustees Tell U Of I President To Mend Fences With Faculty President Michael Hogan and trustees met behind closed doors for nearly four hours after more than 100 faculty members said they have "no confident" in Hogan's administration. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.