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Accreditation warning against U.Va. lifted

RICHMOND (AP) — An accreditation agency has lifted a warning issued to the University of Virginia over its board’s failed attempt to oust President Teresa A. Sullivan.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1bv8cOa ) reports that the decision by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ board of trustees was announced Tuesday during the commission’s annual meeting in Atlanta.

The commission issued the warning on Dec. 11, 2012 based on governance issues. It concluded that a minority of U.Va. Board of Visitors members attempted to cast out Sullivan and that faculty leaders weren’t consulted or alerted to the decision.

An accreditation review team came to the Charlottesville school earlier this year.

The commission accredits most major universities in the Southeast and hundreds of community colleges across the country.

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