Around 20 students gathered on campus Tuesday to support recent UT graduate Huey Rey Fischer in his race for House District 49, eager to begin registering their fellow students at the launch of Students for Huey, a student campaign group.
Twelve graduate students from the School of Architecture, along with regional planning experts, have partnered with the Hill Country Alliance to publish a study containing strategies to protect the Texas Hill Country and its resources.
The seven candidate field vying for an open state House seat includes a former University Democrats president and a UT law professor, setting up a competitive race that could propel higher turnout rates among the large student population throughout the district.
In 1946, Heman Marion Sweatt was an African-American denied admission into the UT School of Law on the basis of race. This case was the first time the Supreme Court found that diversity, including racial diversity was a compelling component of higher education and would be referenced again in the University of California Regents v. Bakke and Grutter v. Bollinger at the University of Michigan.
As part of a pilgrimage from Nov. 19-21, documented and undocumented Texans marched from Hutto to the Governor’s Mansion to protest Gov. Greg Abbott’s refusal to implement President Barack Obama’s immigration policies.