University Of Virginia Warned After Failed Ouster

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The University of Virginia was put on warning today by an accrediting panel that examined the Board of Visitors' failed attempt to oust the prestigious public school's president this summer.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announced the action at its annual meeting in Dallas.

In an October letter to the school, the commission said it was examining whether the board acted with integrity in its attempt to remove President Teresa Sullivan. The association also was looking into whether U.Va. met standards for governing boards and the faculty's role in governance.

The university has argued that it fully complied with the principles of accreditation, state law and its own policies.

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