U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Resigns in Wake of Admissions Scandal

Richard Herman, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has resigned in the wake of an admissions scandal in which well-connected applicants were put on a “clout list” and given preferential treatment, the Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday. Mr. Herman, who made a remorseful apology to the faculty after a state panel found he was the “ultimate decision maker” for clout-listed applicants, will join the university’s faculty. His resignation follows those of the university president last month and several trustees.

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