Old v. new dorms: choice ends
UVA has stepped in to ban the self-segregation that inaugurates college careers by randomizing the dormitories of incoming students, who have long been given the choice of McCormick Road (old dorms) and Alderman Road (new dorms). The former were typically chosen by white fraternity/sorority-track students while the latter were often the choice of African Americans, international students, and others preferring a more modern suite arrangement. The ban on housing choice, debated today in a Cavalier Daily story as potentially forcing diversity, also recognizes that UVA has, in recent years, added a third option: residential colleges (such as Brown College, shown here). One can still choose that.