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Tue Mar 26, 2024, 01:41 AM Mar 2024

Gov. Youngkin requests to review course syllabi at George Mason, Virginia Commonwealth universities

Gov. Youngkin requests to review course syllabi at George Mason, Virginia Commonwealth universities

By ANDREW KERLEY | Capital News Service
PUBLISHED: March 25, 2024 at 8:06 p.m. | UPDATED: March 25, 2024 at 8:21 p.m.

RICHMOND — Gov. Glenn Youngkin recently requested syllabi from two state universities, a move some faculty called “unprecedented” and reflective of a national trend to challenge academic freedom. Some appointed Board of Visitors members have also questioned mandates for students to take general education courses on diversity and racial literacy.

Youngkin wanted to review syllabi of courses that fulfill George Mason University’s upcoming Just Societies core curriculum requirement and Virginia Commonwealth University’s racial literacy requirement.

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