I have to say, I had no idea that being allowed the choice of an Alderman Road dormitory or a McCormick Road dormitory as incoming first years had gotten to the point where students were segregating themselves. As the Hook says:
UVA has stepped in to ban the self-segregation that inaugurates college careers by randomizing the dormitories of incoming students, who have long been given the choice of McCormick Road (old dorms) and Alderman Road (new dorms). The former were typically chosen by white fraternity/sorority-track students while the latter were often the choice of African Americans, international students, and others preferring a more modern suite arrangement.
Wow. A lot has changed. Back when I lived in the first-year dormitories, there wasn't this sort of separation. People chose the McCormick Road dorms because they wanted to have a classic, dorm-style experience. And people chose the Alderman Road dorms because they didn't want to live in a fucking dump for a year.