University of Illinois board chairman Christopher Kennedy expressed confidence Monday that embattled university president Michael Hogan can repair a fractured relationship with faculty at the state’s flagship university.
The University of Illinois' board of trustees plans to hold a closed-door emergency meeting Monday morning following recent turmoil at the institution, including 130 of the school's most high-profile faculty calling for the president's resignation.
University of Illinois president Michael Hogan’s embattled former chief of staff is to be paid $109,000 a year as a tenured psychologyfaculty member, though campus officials might challenge her employment.
By admitting high-achieving students in their junior years, without a law school entrance exam, the students' high GPAs would be included in U of I law school's class profile but no test scores could potentially drag down the class. "That way, I can trap about 20 of the little bastards with high GPA's that count and no LSAT score to count against my median," admissions dean Paul Pless boasted in a 2008 e-mail.