In May, the Chicago Tribune reported that University of Illinois administrators had been urging admissions officers to admit certain students who may not have met academic standards but were “politically connected,” according to this story.
“A state investigative panel recommended that University of Illinois’ trustees resign, and all but two did,” National Public Radio reported.
In the aftermath, the Chicago Tribune reported that the scandal might not leave a lasting mark on the university after all. The state’s speedy response and university president’s quick resignation prevented the story from being reported nationally on a large scale, according to the story.
How does a world-class university get off so easy? Well, they didn’t on the gridiron…