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U of I brass busted for using personal emails to hide discussions

This University of Illinois has received a ton of scrutiny over the last few years for incidents related to the administration. In a shocking move, Phyllis Wise resigned yesterday and cited personal reasons. It appears that resignation was to get out ahead of the release of personal email conversations related to hot-button topics related to the University.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

U. of I. released 1,100 pages of emails Friday on three hot-button issues, some of which would have been responsive to previous open records requests. The documents are related to Steven Salaita, the professor whose job offer was withdrawn last year; the hiring of felon James Kilgore; and the proposal to open a new engineering-based medical school on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Many of the emails are from the personal account of U. of I. Chancellor Phyllis Wise, who abruptly resigned Thursday.

You can get some of the details in the above link, but you can probably expect more details to come out soon.

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