Monday, July 27, 2009

Lawmakers also played big part in U of I admissions scandal

The uproar over the admissions policy at the University of Illinois has focused mainly on campus officials, but state lawmakers pulled the majority of strings that set off the crisis over money and political influence.

A call from a legislator carries clout, according to Kent Redfield, a professor emeritus of political science at UIS.

Redfield's comments were featured in a July 20, 2009, Associated Press article about the U of I admissions process.

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