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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

University of Illinois Spent Six-Figures Before Suspending Search for a New Provost

Using records obtained by the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, the Daily Illini reports the University of Illinois spent $147,500 before suspending its search for a provost. The university paid search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates Inc. $43,083.34 for professional services finding and conducting background research on potential candidates, and the university spent $104,416.66 on airfare and accommodations for 15 first-round candidate interviews.

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