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Tue Jan 23, 2024, 03:50 PM Jan 2024

Virginia Senate votes to ban preferential treatment for public college legacy applicants

I guess I won't be going back to school anytime soon. It's the only way I got in.

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Virginia Senate votes to ban preferential treatment for public college legacy applicants

The Associated Press
January 23, 2024, 2:37 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Public universities would be prohibited from giving preferential treatment in admissions to applicants who are related to alumni or donors under a bill that sailed out of the Virginia Senate on Tuesday.

The measure, which passed 39-0, now goes to the House of Delegates, where an identical bill, sponsored by Democratic Del. Dan Helmer, is pending. That bill has also seen strong support so far; it advanced from a subcommittee on a bipartisan 10-0 vote this month.

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