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University of Illinois Admissions Scandal

Richard Herman, U Of Illinois Chancellor, Resigns After Scandal

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois Chancellor Richard Herman resigned Tuesday following months of pressure over special attention the scho...

Reconsidering Favoritism In College Admissions

The Atlantic | James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Indeed, the whole business of admissions is touchy and what can pass for scandal in modern media has surrounded the University of Illinois in recent m...

University Of Illinois Faculty Leaders Drop Plan To Oust President Over Scandal

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Leaders of the University of Illinois's Faculty Senate are backpedaling on their call to oust the university's top administrators....

Education in Chicago: Thoughts on 'Clout University'

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

Beer-sodden dolts and screeching ESPN announcers set the tone at our universities. And this is a far more serious problem than Speaker Madigan pulling wires to get the kids of a few of his political vassals admitted to the U. of I.