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Faculty Senate Executive Committee Equal Opportunity Statement

Sept. 26, 1999 -- Attached is a statement from U.Va.'s Faculty Senate executive committee concerning equal opportunity as an educational goal and the consideration of race as one of many factors for admission.

David Gies (pronounced GUY-S), chair of the Faculty Senate, can be reached at home at (804) 977-8099 or tomorrow in the office at (804) 924-7159. His e-mail address is dtg@virginia.edu.

The Executive Council of the Faculty Senate recognizes the value of diversity in the classroom and underscores the importance of maintaining that diversity. We also recognize U.Va.'s successful history of minority recruitment, retention, and graduation. Equal opportunity must be one of the stated goals of higher education. The consideration of race, as one of many factors for admission to the University, is both appropriate and justified. The University policies which have led to these achievements have created a rich and diverse educational environment absent from the one-gender, one-race classrooms of the past. Consequently, we endorse the educational goals of equal opportunity.

David T. Gies
Chair, Faculty Senate
Executive Council, Faculty Senate

Contact: Louise Dudley, (804) 924-1400

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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