Illinois: Ex-dean calls herself ‘victim’ of admissions scandal

by E Wayne Ross on August 6, 2009

Chicago Tribune: Ex-dean calls herself ‘victim’ of admissions scandal

After testimony on University of Illinois abuses, Heidi Hurd left message praising chancellor she had criticized

A former University of Illinois law school dean has made a final effort to distance herself from an admissions scandal, writing a lengthy letter to the state panel charged with investigating the practices.

Heidi Hurd — who testified before the Illinois Admission Review Commission nearly a month ago — sent a 15-page letter late last week in which she describes herself as a “victim” of the school’s clout lists, not a “perpetrator,” and details her efforts to push back against them.