Sunday, April 9, 2017

Editorial: UVa's affirmative action for rich people

Apr 6, 2017

The University of Virginia would like to know who you’re gonna believe: the school, or your lyin’ eyes?

Records from the school show the advancement office — that’s the fundraising arm of the university — kept track of children of donors who had applied to the school, and tried to get those on the “watch list” admitted or wait-listed. The school claims its admissions office makes its decisions independently.

Maybe so. But that would suggest that fundraising staff are just beating their heads against a brick wall. If the admissions office is hermetically sealed off from outside influence, then why do other U.Va. officials keep trying to influence it?

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