New U of I president starts work

July 1, 2010 6:50:32 AM PDT
Thursday marks the first day on the job for the new president of the University of Illinois.

Michael Hogan is the former president of the University of Connecticut.

His five-year contract, which is worth more than $3.2 million over the life of the deal, has sparked protests.

In light of the cutbacks and tuition hikes at the university, many had called on Hogan to forgo his pay hike.