Sunday, April 11, 2004
Tech community divided over lasting effects of flip-flops on affirmative action
The Roanoke Times reports here ("Virginia Tech still haunted by decisions on affirmative action policy," 4/11/04) that everybody has an opinion about the lasting effects of the zig-zagging by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors regarding the use of race in admissions policies and other programs. The article says: "opinions differ on whether the board and university administration have regained some of the trust that was lost among members of minority communities and others on campus. There is also disagreement about whether changes to minority recruitment programs in recent months will help or hurt Tech's efforts to build a more diverse campus."