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University’s Graduation Rate for African-Americans Stands Unsurpassed among the 25 ‘Public Ivies’

THE NUMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES — students like U.Va. According to a Jan. 13 article in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, U.Va.’s graduation rate for black students is unmatched among the group of 25 top-rated public universities known as the “Public Ivies.” U.Va.’s 86 percent graduation rate for black students — only a 5 percent difference in the graduation rate for white students — is not only higher than the group of public institutions cited in the article, it is also higher than four Ivy League institutions: Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania. Full story.

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Learn how to Report Bias Incidents at New ‘Just Report It’ Web Site

You or someone you know in the U.Va. community has become the target of bias. Do you know where to file a complaint? Do you know how the University would respond and what resources are available? You can find the answers to these questions on the new U.Va. “Just Report It” Web site. The site provides a central tool for members of the University community to report bias complaints. The site includes U.Va.’s definition of “bias complaint” as well as information on what to expect in response from the University when such a complaint is reported, how to preserve evidence, and what resources and support are available.

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U.Va. Legal Program Transforms Students into Lawyers

As fundamental as ABC’s are to school-age children is the U.Va. Law School’s Legal Research and Writing program to prospective lawyers. The program offers law students “the basics of research, the basics of legal communication, and by that I would include being able to think like a lawyer,” said program co-director Mimi Foster Riley. For a profession sometimes known for its complex language, the program helps students win the battle against legalese. Full story.

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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ALSO IN THE NEWS:
Ivy Foundation Gives $45 Million to Support Medical Research at U.Va.
U.Va. President John T. Casteen III Announces the Appointment of James L. Hilton as New Head of IT
Gov. Warner Announces Proposal for Major Spending on Research at Virginia Colleges
 
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