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Plan would link university administrators' pay to tuition

SPRINGFIELD — Upset over annual public university tuition increases, state Rep. Monique Davis, D-Chicago, wanted to do something about it: Enact a corresponding percentage cut in the salaries of top university administrators.

Bill would immediately end tuition waivers for UI workers' children

SPRINGFIELD — Fifty-percent tuition waivers now offered to university employees and their dependents would be immediately repealed under a bill approved by the House Executive Committee Wednesday.

Wisconsin administrator to head UI College of Business department

CHAMPAIGN — Aric Rindfleisch has been named head of the Department of Business Administration in the University of Illinois College of Business, effective in August.

Rindfleisch is the department chairman for marketing at the University of Wisconsin School of Business. He is also the McManus-Bascom Professor in Marketing there.

Police say focus during 'Unofficial' will be on pedestrians, parties

CHAMPAIGN — Police say they have public safety on the top of their minds as they prepare for this Friday's inevitable Unofficial St. Patrick's Day celebration.

And on Tuesday, they wanted to deliver a clear message to Campustown residents who plan on hosting parties.

"Keep it small, keep it legal and allow only invited guests in," said Champaign police Lt. Brad Yohnka.

Health Alliance getting another chance to bid on state insurance contract

SPRINGFIELD — Action taken today by a bipartisan legislative panel gives Health Alliance Medical Plans another chance to bid on a long-term contract for state employee and retiree health coverage.

And today's development paves the way for the Urbana insurer to drop its lawsuit over the 2011 state insurance contract awards.

Kennedy defends Hogan in reply to faculty

URBANA — Answering faculty calls for change, University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy expressed his support for Michael Hogan on Monday, saying the embattled president has been instrumental in building a strong administrative team at the UI.

He also pledged to continue working to strengthen relationships with faculty.

Kennedy's letter to faculty

February 27, 2012

Dear Professor Baym:

Thank you for your letter of Friday, February 24.

Campus begins review of Troyer actions

URBANA — The Urbana campus has begun its own review of former University of Illinois presidential chief of staff Lisa Troyer, who resigned in January during an ethics investigation and is now a tenured psychology professor.

Celebrities donate doodles for fundraiser

CHAMPAIGN — What do cartoonist Lynn Johnston, columnist Dave Barry, actor James Earl Jones and race car driver Mario Andretti have in common?

They contributed doodles to Doodle for Wildlife, the annual fundraiser for the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

African American Studies continues growth on campus

URBANA — Four years after officially graduating from a program to a department, the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois is home to a small but growing number of students and faculty.