Investigators: University trustees should resign

A panel investigating the role that clout played in University of Illinois admissions recommended in its final report released Thursday that all trustees voluntarily submit their resignations and let Gov. Pat Quinn decide which ones to accept.

In a scathing 45-page report, the Illinois Admissions Review Commission found unqualified students were admitted because of political connections, and recommended that any new trustees conduct a review of the university’s president, the chancellor of the Champaign campus and other administrators, WBBM reported.

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