U. of Illinois Administrators Ask Professor to Remove Web Site About Diploma Mills

Under pressure from administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a tenured physics professor has shut down a Web site he created to make information available about the unaccredited distance-learning institutions often referred to as "diploma mills."

The physics professor, George Gollin, says administrators ordered him to remove his site from the university server last month because proprietors of some of the online