From illegally withheld e-mails to a resigning chancellor – it hasn’t been a good week for the University of Illinois.
Urbana-Champaign campus Phyllis Wise resigned, citing external distractions, but not citing what those are. The university is facing a couple of lawsuits – one from a professor whose employment offer was rescinded upon making anti-Israel tweets, and another regarding racial bias on the women’s basketball coaching staff.

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A spokesman wouldn’t say whether Wise was asked to resign, and Wise hasn’t spoken publicly since her announcement.
Meanwhile, the university’s admitted it should have released private e-mails requested through the Freedom of Information Act. They were sent on private servers to shield them from public view.

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