Thursday, February 18, 2010
University of Illinois Log Shows Ten Incidents of Attempted Outside Influence in Admissions Process This Year
After it was revealed that the University of Illinois had a secret admissions system that allowed the politically powerful to influence admissions decisions, the admissions staff is now required to log incidents of outside parties trying to insert themselves into the admissions process.
This year, the U of I admissions staff have logged 10 such incidents, the majority of which The Chicago Tribune describes as "relatively benign."
Admissions officers can enter comments into a password-protected Web site at their discretion, but cannot access the information. University employees risk being fired and university trustees risk being removed by the board of the governor if they interfere.
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