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UConn president Michael Hogan is pick to be next president at Illinois

Michael Hogan, the next University of Illinois president, will earn $620,000 a year when he assumes his new job on July 1.

Hogan, 66, now president of the University of Connecticut, will also receive a $225,000 retention bonus after five years, UI officials said today.

Quinn vetoes bill to reform legislative scholarships

SPRINGFIELD – The changes in a bill intended to reform the controversial legislative scholarship program fell far too short, Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday.

Hogan's performance at UConn draws rave reviews

URBANA – The new president of the University of Illinois has led the University of Connecticut through tough times, say trustees who rave about his work.

Only this month, the Connecticut Senate passed a massive overhaul of the University of Connecticut's Health Center in Farmington, costing an estimated $362 million.

Mumford House rehab 'not practical or feasible or even prudent'

URBANA – Interim President Stanley Ikenberry will ask the University of Illinois Board of Trustees next week to "relieve us of the mandate" to commit money in coming months to rehabbing historic Mumford House, the oldest building on campus.

Alma gets her gown on

URBANA – Like the eternal bridesmaid, Alma Mater has posed for endless pictures with smiling college graduates on their special day.

But all this week, Alma gets to join the party.

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INDIANA: University board OKs plan for no pay hikes

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – A new Indiana University budget plan that doesn't include money toward employee pay raises for a second straight year was approved by the school's Board of Trustees.

All Dressed Up

A look at the iconic Alma Mater and how it is dressed for graduation this week and past occasions it has been dressed.

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News from the home cities and states of the Big Ten.

MICHIGAN STATE: Law students blog

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – In one entry, a student confesses his first semester finals in law school were more terrifying than the time he was in a Kurdish neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey, and a drunk fired an AK-47, hollering ethnic slurs.

UI's Goldenfeld named to National Academy of Sciences

URBANA – A physicist whose interests range from evolution to condensed matter theory to high finance has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Graduate College 'definitely' needed at UI, latest budget team says

URBANA — A team assigned to look for efficiencies in the University of Illinois Graduate College found the unit essentially working as expected.

Fifteen teams were created in February to look at mostly smaller units at the university, to see whether consolidations or other measures could save money in hard times for the Urbana campus.