U of Ill. admissions panel won't urge resignations

July 29, 2009 9:04:59 AM PDT
The chairman of the state panel investigating accusations of clout-based admissions at the University of Illinois says he wouldn't recommend that any administrators resign. Before Wednesday's meeting, commission chairman Abner Mikva said he leaves it to the university to "straighten out their own house."

The chairman says the school needs to insulate and support its admissions process. Mikva has supported resignations from the school's board of trustees, saying Gov. Pat Quinn could then chose who remains on the board.

Mikva's recommendation comes the day after university trustee Lawrence Eppley resigned.

Quinn formed the commission after the Chicago Tribune reported the existence of a list of politically connected-applicants to the university.