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Students: U of I brass should freeze pay
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Published: 10/28/2008 3:30 PM

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CHAMPAIGN -- Student trustees want the University of Illinois' highest paid administrators to pass up raises for two years.

The three trustees serve on the university's governing board, and they presented their proposal this week in a column in The Daily Illini. The student newspaper covers the university's Urbana-Champaign campus.

Student trustee Paul Schmitt says administrators who are paid $150,000 or more a year should agree to freeze their salaries in a show of fiscal responsibility.

Richard Herman is the chancellor at the university's Urbana-Champaign, and he says the idea should be considered.

Chicago campus student trustee James Winters says the savings would be symbolic. He estimates them at less than $250,000.