Monday, November 7, 2011
...was due to a single individual, former admissions Dean Paul Pless, now terminated. The final report indicates that, prior to this scandal, faculty and administrators praised Dean Pless to the sky for his work on admissions, but apparently did not detect the fraud.
Pages 34 ff. of the final report, regarding the role U.S. News played in internal deliberations at the College of Law is particularly instructive, and I suspect not at all atypical.