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Resource ID: #27282
Subject: Education
Source: Kansas City Star
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Date: 1/31/15; 2/3/15; 2/6/15; 2/7/15; 2/10/15; 2/14/15; 2/21/15; 3/18/15

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After a Kansas City Star investigation challenged top rankings awarded to the business school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the university pushed back. The rankings were the cornerstone of UMKC's efforts to attract students and tap into the wealth of H&R Block founder Henry Bloch. A subsequent audit supported the newspaper's findings that business school leaders had knowingly submitted false data for rankings. In short order, the school was stripped of academic honors, the university chancellor apologized, two faculty members resigned, and Henry Bloch issued a statement saying he was "shocked and terribly disappointed."

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