University of Illinois
JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer
KERRY LESTER, AP Political Writer
The long journey toward rebuilding a rare plasma fusion energy device on the University of Illinois campus will soon be underway after all the parts were shipped from Germany to Urbana this week. Michael Kiser reports.
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FRIDAY, NOV. 21
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Marching Illini at Illinois vs. Penn State, Memorial Stadium
URBANA — Way back in the summer, when the presidential search committee was just getting underway, members invited University of Illinois president Bob Easter to reflect on the leadership qualities they should look for in the next president.
Easter spoke about integrity, a willingness to be educated and the ability to be a team player.
The next University of Illinois president planned to visit the school's three campuses today to meet his future colleagues, faculty, students and constituents.
The UI scheduled press conferences in Chicago, Springfield and Urbana to announce the school's 20th president.
Officials remained tight-lipped Tuesday on their choice.
The University of Illinois will announce its 20th president Wednesday at a series of press conferences on its three campuses.