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University of Texas Affirmative Action

Ruling Issued On University Using Race In Admissions

AP | By WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 09.14.2014 | College

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate a...

Federal Appeals Court Rehears Texas Affirmative Action Case

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court asked lawyers for the University of Texas on Wednesday to explain how they would decide when affirmativ...

The Truth About Affirmative Action Cases and College Admissions

Kat Cohen | Posted 08.11.2013 | College
Kat Cohen

Fisher v. University of Texas-Austin and Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, could have the most groundbreaking rulings regarding affirmative action in higher education to date. These cases have the potential to set a new precedent for how applicants are evaluated in the admissions process.

Clarence Thomas: Affirmative Action's Biggest Beneficiary and Biggest Hypocrite

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This is heady stuff for the grandson of a sharecropper who has been the biggest beneficiary of affirmative action. And, then makes it his sworn life's mission to be the biggest enemy of, or more accurately, its biggest hypocrite.

UT Needs Holistic Review

Samantha Robles | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Samantha Robles

Holistic review is important to UT because it allows for a person to be recognized by everything that makes them whole and unique.

Supreme Court Revisiting Contentious Issue

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justi...

Justice Department Supports UT Affirmative Action Policy

AP | By JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 08.14.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday threw its support behind the University of Texas' use of race as a standard in its admissions policie...

Mike Sacks

High Court Revisiting Flashpoint Issue | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Affirmative action is heading back to the Supreme Court, and this time its prospects for survival are poorer than ever. The Court ann...

Court Upholds University's Right To Affirmative Action Policies

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The University of Texas at Austin's use of affirmative action in its admission policy was deemed legal by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tue...