Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Early in the summer we blogged about the scandal at the University of Illinois - the preferential admissions treatment given applicants with political connections. The law school was involved, and the preferential treatment also applied to undergraduate admissions and admissions to various graduate programs. The Chancellor of the University of Illinois, Richard Herman, stepped down today. The article reporting his decision to resign describes him as the "principal enforcer" of the priority admissions process, in particular an undergraduate admissions program he started as provost. The University President and six university trustees had already stepped down or been removed in the aftermath of the scandal.