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University of West Virginia(noun)
a university in Morgantown, West Virginia
University of West Virginia
The University of West Virginia was an educational authority formed by the West Virginia Legislature on July 1, 1989, to oversee the operation of the state's graduate and doctoral degree-granting institutions. It was abolished on June 30, 2000. A 17-member Board of Trustees governed the following institutions of higher learning in West Virginia: ⁕West Virginia University, including: ⁕West Virginia University at Parkersburg ⁕West Virginia University School of Medicine ⁕West Virginia University Institute of Technology, and ⁕Potomac State College of West Virginia University ⁕Marshall University, including: ⁕Marshall University Graduate College, and ⁕Marshall University School of Medicine ⁕West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine From the foundation of the state's various colleges until 1970, all colleges, indeed all forms of education, from pre-school through the graduate programs at Marshall University were under a single state Board of Education, with the exception of West Virginia University and what is now known as West Virginia State University which were under separate Boards of Governors as land grant schools. Following the decision in Brown v. Board of Education State was desegregated, gave up its land grant status and was placed under the Board of Education as well.
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