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U of I Clout Admissions

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?

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 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....

Quinn Names New University Of Illinois Trustees After Scandal

The Champaign News-Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn on Friday morning named new members of the University of Illinois board of trustees....

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...

U Of I Faculty, Students To Vote On New Leadership

ABC7 Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

University of Illinois leaders meet today to vote on new leadership in the wake of the recent admissions scandal. ...

Four More University Of Illinois Trustees To Resign, Two Holding Out Against Governor

Chicago Public Radio | Susie An | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two University of Illinois trustees are rejecting Governor Pat Quinn's call for resignations. A special commission investigating an admissions scandal...

University Of Illinois Chancellor Sorry For Scandal, But Won't Resign

Chicago Tribune | Jodi S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

University of Illinois Chancellor Richard Herman apologized Tuesday for his role in a far-reaching admissions scandal but said he has no plans to resi...

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 Needs Six Law Firms To Handle Clout Scandal

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave Newbart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The admissions scandal that has rocked the University of Illinois has apparently overwhelmed the school's own lawyers....

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 ...

Lawrence Eppley, U. Of I. Trustee Implicated In Clout Admissions Scandal, Resigns

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- University of Illinois trustee Lawrence Eppley offered his resignation Tuesday amid a growing scandal over the role of politic...

Former University Of Illinois Presidents Call For Trustees To Quit Over Clout Scandal

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- University of Illinois President B. Joseph White on Monday told a commission investigating the effect of politics on school admis...

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...

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...

'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...

U of I Clout Update: Congressman Calls On Trustees To Resign, Ex-Law Dean Testifies

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the same day the former dean of the University of Illinois Law School testified to a state panel about political influence in admissions, a Congres...

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-...

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...