Thursday, March 1, 2012

U. to side with UT-Austin in affirmative action case

The Daily Princetonian
by Randolph Brown
Staff Writer
Published: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

As the Supreme Court plans to hear a major affirmative action case this spring, the University will continue to express support for the consideration of race in the admissions process, officials said.

The Court decided last Tuesday to review the case of Fisher v. Texas, in which Abigail Fisher, a white student, claimed to be denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin because of her race. Fisher filed a lawsuit for alleged racial discrimination. This is the third time the nation’s highest court has decided to hear a case on affirmative action. The court last evaluated the use of race in admissions in 2003.

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