Man sues U. of I. for unfair admissions

October 21, 2009 (CHICAGO) Jonathan Yard contends he didn't get in because of the school accepted students based on political connections instead of grades.

Yard filed the proposed class action lawsuit against the university on behalf of all non-clout applicants who were denied admission between 1999 and 2009.

The U. of I. released a statement saying, "we are prepared and intend to vigorously defend the university against this suit and any similar actions."

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