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University chancellor out over admissions flap

October 21, 2009|Times Wire Reports

University of Illinois Chancellor Richard Herman resigned after months of pressure over special attention paid to politically connected applicants at its Urbana-Champaign campus and news that some were admitted over more qualified students.

His resignation from the $400,000-a-year job is effective Monday. Herman, 68, will remain with the school as a tenured math professor, the university said, earning $244,000 a year.

The faculty senate last month called for Herman, who is in charge of the Urbana-Champaign campus, and University President B. Joseph White -- chief executive of all three Illinois campuses -- to step down amid the admissions scandal. White plans to leave his post in December.

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