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    Policy & Law

    President Powers on Fisher Case Brief

    By University Communications
    Published: Aug. 6, 2012

    AUSTIN, Texas — August 6, 2012, the University of Texas at Austin filed its brief to the United States Supreme Court as respondent in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

    The plaintiff in the case claims that she was denied undergraduate admission to the university in 2008 because she is white. But the facts show otherwise. In its brief, The university argues that its admissions system, which considers an applicant’s race along with many other factors in an individualized, holistic review, is a constitutional practice that promotes the educational benefits of diversity at the university.

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      Ken said on Aug. 7, 2012 at 10:40 p.m.
      I, for one, think that sending outstanding students who do not manage to crack the top ten per cent of extremely competitive Texas high-schools to state universities in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, etc., will provide The University of Texas with this much desired diversity (which just happens to be racial). Let us let the parents worry about the out-of-state tuition. These schools often offer scholarships to snap these kids up, fools that they are. These students will never develop strong ties to their schools and the states they are located in and the state of Texas will ultimately win, somehow, I am sure. Texans are not being alienated here, folks. Remain calm. I think that 1400's and 1500's out of 1600 on the SAT are overrated, anyway. We need more social work, sociology and education majors to compete globally, right?
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