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Panel: Leaders failed U. of I.

After an eight-week investigation found that the state’s culture of political dealmaking seeped into the admissions process at the University of Illinois, a state panel called Thursday for resignations and reforms to move the school past the embarrassing scandal.  According to the Chicago Tribune, to start, the Illinois Admissions Review Commission urged the university’s trustees to resign and had harsh words for the top administrators — President B. Joseph White and Chancellor Richard Herman — for acting unethically by enabling an admissions process that allowed subpar students sponsored by powerful people to get into the state’s most prestigious public campus.

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