05/10/2010 02:30 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Northeastern Illinois Grants Tenure To Professor Who Got His Ph.D. From A 'Diploma Mill'

A professor granted tenure by Northeastern Illinois University got his doctorate from a school the federal government later labeled a "diploma mill," but the state university says it granted him the lifetime job security under a rule that allows "exceptional" teachers to be hired without a doctorate.

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