An absence of money and an absence of leadership continues to plague one Illinois university

Photo: Anthony Moretti 16April2016

Photo: Anthony Moretti 16April2016

If you are in higher education, you know the financial situation is not good at many colleges and universities. But it is particularly ominous at one Illinois university.

The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at the latest blow that school has suffered.

The university’s Board of Trustees will meet on Friday to vote on Mr. Calhoun’s separation agreement. Mr. Calhoun is paid about $300,000 a year.

The president’s departure comes at a tough time for the historically black university. The Illinois legislature’s failure to pass a budget has left public colleges scrambling for funds.

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