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University of Illinois president pledges to stop pressure on admissions officials

Source: news-gazette.co Posted By: Tony Y..4166 days ago

University of Illinois admissions officers appear to have been pressured to admit underqualified students, but such instances were "very rare," according to University of Illinois President B. Joseph White.

White spoke to The News-Gazette Friday following the publication of a Chicago Tribune report that found university trustees and Illinois politicians, including former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, pushed the admission of certain students to the state's flagship university.

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