Abigail Fisher, a rejected undergraduate UT applicant, asked the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday to rehear her case challenging the University’s holistic review admissions process, which considers the applicant’s race as a factor.
In this podcast, Jacob Kerr and Amanda Voeller discuss the news and events surrounding President William Powers Jr.'s resignation on July 9. They also discuss the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on the Fisher v. UT case and candidates to replace Francisco Cigarroa as UT System chancellor.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals the University's holistic review admissions policy meets the strict scrutiny standard in a 2-1 decision on Tuesday, allowing the University to continuing using race as a factor in its admissions decisions.
Before a packed audience at the Paramount Theatre on Thursday, President Barack Obama said the economy has improved since the economic recession from 2008 to 2009 in an address on the economy that criticized the gridlock in Washington.
Despite having the 14th largest economy in the world, Mexico is still suffering from long-term development issues, according to Mexican politician Gabriel Quadri, a former presidential candidate who spoke at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Wednesday evening.
In a 6-2 decision Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the state of Michigan to ban the use of race as a factor in its college admissions processes, and, according to a UT law professor, this may open the door for a constitutional ban on affirmative action in Texas.