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April 23, 2014
ISU expects more retirements than usual (Bloomington Pantagraph)
NORMAL — Illinois State University is expecting a larger number of faculty and staff to retire this year amid questions about the impact of pension reforms. Greg Alt, interim vice president of finance and planning, said because of pension reforms, the university expected retirements would be up 20 to 30 percent over the typical year's total of about 100.

Ex-ISU president pleads not guilty to misdemeanor (Bloomington Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan has pleaded not guilty to a disorderly conduct charge. The Pantagraph reports ( ) Flanagan entered the plea to the misdemeanor Wednesday.

Northwestern football players to vote on union Friday (Chicago Tribune)
Northwestern University football players are scheduled to vote Friday morning on whether they want to be represented by a union.

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