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U of I not accepting chancellor's resignation, wants to dismiss her instead

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URBANA, IL (AP) -

University of Illinois officials plan to dismiss Chancellor Phyllis Wise rather than accept her resignation and pay her an agreed $400,000 bonus.

But President Timothy Killeen said he intends to instead offer her a faculty position in which she would report directly to him.

Killeen and university trustees announced those moves at a meeting of a trustees committee Wednesday, nearly a week after Wise tendered her resignation a day before the school announced she had used private emails to avoid public scrutiny.

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