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UI President pledges to reform admissions process

B. Joseph White, the president of the University of Illinois,  said Wednesday that the university has eliminated the “Category I” tracking system that gave preferential treatment to politically connected applicants, and prohibited university lobbyists from becoming involved in admissions.  The News-Gazette reported that White promised to execute all of the admissions changes recommended last week by the state commission chaired by former judge and congressman Abner Mikva within the next eight weeks, “in time for the upcoming 2009-2010 admissions season.”

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