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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

University of Illinois Sued Over Admissions Clout Lists

The Chicago Tribune has sued the University of Illinois for information explaining why applicants were placed on admission clout lists, specifically the names of applicants' parents and identities of the patrons who advocated on behalf of the applicants.

The university has refused to provide the information to the newspaper, saying the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act prevents its disclosure.

Read more about the lawsuit here.

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