UT: Supreme Court Move Has No Impact On Admissions Policy

Jun 24, 2013

University of Texas President Bill Powers said Monday's Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in higher education will have no impact on the schools' admissions policy.

Texas was sued by a white student who was denied admission and the school had been waiting for a landmark decision on affirmative action. But the Supreme Court instead told a lower appeals court to take another look at Abigail Fisher's lawsuit.

Powers said the school is encouraged by the ruling and that its admissions policy follows standards already set by the high court 10 years ago. He says the school will continue to defend its use of race as a factor in some admissions and remains committed to diversity.

Texas admits most of its students under the state Top 10 percent law.

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