University of Illinois President Quits

September 24, 2009

B. Joseph White announced Wednesday that he is quitting as president of the University of Illinois System. White has been under fire for months over a scandal in which separate admissions systems were used for the Urbana-Champaign campus for politically connected applicants. While White has tried to distance himself from the scandal, a state panel found that he "failed to exercise appropriate oversight of persons who reported directly to him and who, on a regular basis, engaged in admissions related abuses" and "personally participated in admissions applications in a manner inconsistent with university-sanctioned principles of ethical conduct and fair dealing."

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