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University of Illinois Clout List

In Illinois, Sports Teaches Us an Economic Lesson!

Marty Robins | Posted 06.10.2012 | Chicago
Marty Robins

We're not going to end public corruption overnight. Can we start with the U of I athletic program and demonstrate that something can be fixed in the short-term?

The Lifeblood of Undergraduate Education Is on Strike

Emily F. Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Emily F. Shaw

The Fighting Illini don't have much fight on the gridiron this year. But the University administration has more than enough fight to allow a strike of its TAs to begin.

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 President Resigning After Scandal

AP | DAVID MERCER and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois President B. Joseph White resigned Wednesday following reports that the school admitted politically con...

Forgotten News About the University of Illinois

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Now that there is a new board of trustees at the University of Illinois and the controversy has lessened, perhaps the focus can shift to the lack of black students.

University Of Illinois Faculty Vote For Leaders' Ouster After Scandal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

URBANA, Ill. — The University of Illinois Faculty Senate has voted on a resolution supporting the removal of President B. Joseph White and Chanc...

University Of Illinois Delays Vote On Fate Of President, Chancellor

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The University of Illinois' Faculty Senate has decided to wait two weeks before voting on whether to recommend the school start looking for replacemen...

University Of Illinois President Ends Clout List, Sets Scandal Reform Deadline

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois President B. Joseph White on Wednesday scrapped the school's special admissions list of politically con...

University Of Illinois Clout Panel Report: Trustees Should Resign

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A panel investigating the role that clout played in University of Illinois admissions recommended in its final report released on Thur...

Niranjan Shah, University Of Illinois Board Of Trustees Chair, Resigns

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The chairman of the University of Illinois' Board of Trustees resigned Monday amid an investigation into the use of political clout to...

University Of Illinois Clout Panel To Call For Trustees To Resign

AP | CHRISTINA M. WRIGHT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The state commission reviewing the role that clout played in admissions at the University of Illinois decided Friday to recommend Gov....

University Of Illinois Trustees Refuse To Resign Over Scandal

AP | DAVID MERCER and CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A day after a central figure in the University of Illinois admissions scandal resigned his position on the school's governing ...

All University Of Illinois Trustees Should Resign: Mikva

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The chairman of the state panel investigating admissions abuses at the University of Illinois stepped up his war of words on the school's trustees thi...

U of I Admissions Scandal: One of Chancellor Herman's Helpers is Son of Former President

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Ikenberry is one of the U of I people whom the chancellor asked to help him grease the skids so that the university's board chairman could win a six-figure job for his son-in-law-to-be.

University Of Illinois Clout List Most Helped Kids From Elite Schools

Chicago Tribune | Tara Malone, Darnell Little and Jodi S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The majority of students who benefited from political connections when applying to the University of Illinois attended elite, affluent high schools, a...

University Of Illinois Trustees Testify On Blagojevich Pressure, Influence

Chicago Tribune | Tara Malone, Jodi S. Cohen and Stacy St. Clair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As two of the longest-serving University of Illinois trustees appeared Tuesday before a state panel investigating clout in admissions, the questioning...

'Magnitude' Of University Of Illinois Clout Program 'Shocks Me': Admissions Expert

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two college admissions experts who testified before the special commission this morning expressed surprise at the university's elaborate clouting syst...

Former University Of Illinois Officials Blame Trustees For Clout List

Chicago Tribune | Jodi S. Cohen and Stacy St. Clair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former presidents and chancellors of the University of Illinois are laying much of the blame for the current admissions scandal at the feet of trustee...

University Of Illinois Faculty Slam Chicago Tribune For Biased Reporting In Clout College Stories

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly a month after the Chicago Tribune exposed the influence of political clout in the admissions process at the University of Illinois, a group of ...

University Of Illinois Chancellor Richard Herman Calls For Scrapping Clout Admissions List

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- University of Illinois Chancellor Richard Herman testified Monday that he had the best interests of the school in mind when he pushed ...

Giannoulias Aide Tied To University Of Illinois Clout List, SIU Law Rejected Blago-Backed Applicants

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A campaign adviser to state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias helped a politically connected applicant who'd been wait-listed get admitted t...

Emails Show How Clout Got An Unqualified Student Into The University Of Illinois Law School

Chicago Tribune | Jodi S. Cohen, Tara Malone and Robert Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What does it cost to get an unqualified student into the University of Illinois law school? Five jobs for graduating law students, suggest internal e-...

Blagojevich's Ties To State Universities Under Federal Scrutiny

Chicago Tribune | Jodi Cohen and Tara Malone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The U.S. attorney's office wants to know if former Gov. Rod Blagojevich or his power brokers sought a leg-up for applicants to at least two state univ...

Chicago Tribune Sues University Of Illinois Over Clout Admissions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A newspaper that exposed the University of Illinois' practice of admitting some politically connected applicants despite low test scor...