Education: Jeffersonian Dilemma

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville and nearby Farmington Country Club have much in common. Only three miles apart, both are housed in buildings designed in the early 19th century by Thomas Jefferson, who also founded the university. Some of Virginia's most prominent citizens are, or have been, members of both institutions. In fact, 150 of the school's faculty and staff currently belong to Farmington, including President Frank L. Hereford Jr., 52. But in one area, the college and the club differ completely. The University of Virginia admits and is actively recruiting blacks;...