Monday, March 31, 2003
The hypocrisy of preferences for legacies or athletes
This column says Virginia Tech should eliminate all kinds of preferences in admissions, if race is going to be eliminated. It includes this suggestion to Board member Bruce Smith: "The AG and rector probably wish that the Fifth Circuit ruling applied to Virginia schools but alas, it doesn't. Show them on a map, Bruce, exactly where Virginia is located and remind them that Bakke is still the controlling legal opinion concerning admissions and diversity in this state. Because you are a team player, you should probably give them this primer on case law and geography in private."