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Quinn says U of I president to resign

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[September 23, 2009]  CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the president of the University of Illinois plans to resign.

Quinn says President B. Joseph White let him know that his resignation is imminent. White has been at the center of the controversy over reports that the university admitted politically connected students over more qualified applicants.

Quinn said last Wednesday that it is time for the university to move on.

He says White's resignation will help clear the air over the admissions scandal, but he adds that he didn't pressure White to resign.

Last week, the University of Illinois Faculty Senate approved a resolution that supported the removal process for both White and the chancellor of the university's Urbana-Champaign campus, Richard Herman.

[Associated Press]

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