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What else could $3.4 billion buy?

What else could $3.4 billion buy?

October 28, 2014

According to the University’s Fiscal Year 2013 annual report, the University of Illinois spends $3.4 billion on compensation and benefits. The number makes up about 67 percent of the University’s annual operating expenses. For a little bit of fun, The Daily Illini calculated how much $3.4 billion co...

Breaking down Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise’s contract

Breaking down Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise’s contract

October 28, 2014

Phyllis M. Wise (Vice President, Chancellor) Professor, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, LAS Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, ACES Professor, Department of Medical Molecular and Integrative Physiology, College of Medicine Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College ...

Firing Beckman and his staff would be relatively cheap

October 28, 2014

Even with Saturday’s win, the future of Illinois’ football coaching staff is in doubt. Whether Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas is on the same page likely won’t be known until the final game of the season has been played. But financially, Illinois appears to be in a better position to fire...

Assistant architecture professor helps students through his experience in his own firm

By Walbert Castillo

October 28, 2014

Kennedy Hutson, a part-time assistant professor of architecture in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, also works as an owner at his privately owned company, Kennedy Hutson Associates, located in Monticello, Illinois. In his practice at Kennedy Hutson Associates, he said, his main duty is to supply comm...

Voice professor Nathan Gunn balances academics, freelance singing

Voice professor Nathan Gunn balances academics, freelance singing

By Faraz Mirza

October 27, 2014

Nathan Gunn, professor of voice and general director of lyric theatre at the University, is a freelance singer and director of the American Repertoire Council at Opera Philadelphia. Gunn said in an email that he has sang with almost every major opera house and orchestra in the world and recorded with m...