Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Supreme Court affirmative action ruling won’t affect UTD

The Mercury
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 11:46 am
Meera Iyengar

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision of Fisher v. University of Texas, when implemented, will not affect UTD.
The case involves the legality of affirmative action, an option that encourages employers and admission committees to increase the representation of minority groups in companies and schools. Plaintiff Abigail Fisher filed her lawsuit against UT Austin in 2008 because she believed the university did not admit her because she is white. Because Fisher did not fall under the top 10 percent of her graduating class, admission factors were based on leadership roles, extracurricular activities, volunteering, SAT scores and, according to Fisher, race.

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