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Students Surprise, Thank U of I Chancellor
There was a big surprise today for U of I Chancellor Phyllis Wise, who is celebrating one year with the university.
As she left a meeting this afternoon, dozens of students thanked her and handed her roses. She was then serenaded by the Rip Chords--all in an effort to thank her for her contributions to the university.
"I think it means a lot to students that Chancellor Wise has been a voice and champion, and that's why students came together to recognize her," U of I student Christine Nicholson said. "Not only has she been a strong leader and administrator, but she's also recognized students, faculty, and staff, which are always important to us."
The event today was organized by the group Uniting Illini. Several other registered student organizations also took part.