Ruth Simmons Wins High Marks From Brown University Students

A new poll of students conducted by the Brown Daily Herald found that a whopping 81 percent of Brown students approve of the job Ruth Simmons is doing as university president. Only 4 percent of the students disapproved of the way Simmons is handling her post.

The poll also found only lukewarm support for race-sensitive admissions. A bare majority of Brown University students said that an applicant’s race or ethnicity should be considered by the admissions committee to promote greater racial diversity on campus.

In contrast, according to the poll, only 23 percent of Brown students believe that children of Brown University graduates should be given an admissions preference.