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Wilkinson opposes higher in-state requirement

Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals spoke out against legislation to require more Virginians be admitted to state colleges.

During the University of Virginia’s commencement Sunday, Judge Wilkinson said that requiring UVA to admit more in-state students would run counter to the philosophy of school founder Thomas Jefferson, the Associated Press reports.

Currently, almost 70 percent of UVA students are from Virginia, but some legislators have proposed requiring a higher-percentage of in-state students.

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