Monday, March 31, 2003

Diversity at the University

The Christian Science Monitor has this commentary on the effects of diversity on the University of Virginia, noting that "many say the rise of Virginia's flagship institution to academic stardom is intimately intertwined with admissions policies that actively recruited women and today still give a 'plus factor' to minorities." The second part of the article cites President Casteen as saying that "the university is sticking by its policy of 'race sensitive' admissions. It is not, he says, backing off its commitment to minority students - a commitment he believes makes UVA academically stronger, not weaker."

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