Education: Gentlemen from Virginia

Thomas Jefferson's fine old University of Virginia is a state-run institution, but it has long maintained the flavor of a small, exclusive private college. Traditionally, it has drawn more big wheels from prep schools than public schools, has been the happy hunting ground for sons of the F.F.V.s (First Families of Virginia) and members of the F.F.U. (First Fraternities of the University). But in recent years the gentleman's-club tradition has found itself challenged by a serious-minded administration and by a more down-to-earth sector of the student body. Last spring the campus erupted in...

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