Thursday, July 1, 2010

New UI president starts to get accustomed to this place

Hours before he officially becomes president of the University of Illinois, Michael Hogan had a little face time with students at the Illini Union Book Store.

Hogan and his wife, Virginia, were getting their photo IDs taken at the store on Wednesday.

"Do I have a UIN?" the president asked, referring to a university ID number.

The president got to cut in line, and he apologized for it.

Hogan said he won't do anything at midnight to mark the beginning of his term.

He expected Thursday to be extremely busy, with a video-conference first thing with Chicago and Springfield, a press conference and then a drive to Chicago to meet staff there.

Hogan's first day was featured in a July 1, 2010, article in the Champaign News-Gazette.

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