Thursday, April 26, 2007
BET's College Hill prompts apology from UVI President
The reality series "College Hill" caused an uproar at its previous locations, but the Black Entertainment Television show provoked its greatest controversy to date at its most recent setting, the University of the Virgin Islands.
Alumni and parents sent e-mails and called the university. Radio shows aired discontent over the way the students portrayed themselves.
Members of the university's Board of Trustees expressed their outrage over the cast members' behavior and distanced themselves from the decision to allow the show to be filmed at UVI.
They advised President Laverne Ragster to apologize to both the university and Virgin Islands communities, which she did in full-page advertisements in the Virgin Islands Daily News and the St. Croix Avis.
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