Wednesday, September 23, 2009

College admissions in Illinois

The long running story about politically connected candidates getting preferential admissions at the University of Illinois reached some sort of (perhaps interim) conclusion today: U. Of Ill. President Resigns After Scandal
"CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- University of Illinois President B. Joseph White, who has been at the center of an admissions scandal, has resigned.
... White has been under fire since this summer over reports that the university admitted politically connected students over more qualified ones at its Champaign-Urbana campus."

1 comment:

Chris Milroy said...

One wonders why being politically connected is an invalid reason for special admissions while a host of other characteristics of students--athleticism, legacy status, etc.--are admissible.