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UD halts controversial dorm program

November 1, 2007

DOVER (AP) — Amid growing public scrutiny, the University of Delaware on Thursday halted a controversial residence hall program that critics say tried to force students to accept university-approved ideologies on moral and social issues.

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, UD president Patrick Harker said the program for dormitory residents on the Newark campus would be halted immediately for review.

“While I believe that recent press accounts misrepresent thepurpose of the residential life program at the University of Delaware, there are questions about its practices that must be addressed and there are reasons for concern that the actual purpose is not being fulfilled,” Harker stated. “It is not feasible to evaluate these issues without a full and broad-based review... Download file "UD halts controversial dorm program"

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