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Old 05-28-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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In yesterday's Austin American Statesman:

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on changes to a 10-year-old college-admission law.

Under Senate Bill 101, which still needs approval today from the full House and Senate, the University of Texas would no longer be required to accept all applicants who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class. UT could limit such students to 60 percent of its freshmen from Texas. Such students made up 71 percent in fall 2006.

UT is the only school among 35 public colleges and universities that sought relief from the 1997 law. But any school whose capacity is strained in the future could opt to impose the restrictions.

UT President William Powers Jr. has spent considerable time testifying at legislative hearings and meeting with lawmakers this year in hopes of obtaining limits on the law. He’s argued that racial and ethnic diversity — a major purpose of the 1997 legislation — could be realized more effectively if UT has greater discretion in deciding whom to admit.
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:30 PM
 
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I see it's just UT -- thanks for the clarification!
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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Oh wait - today's news says the bill was defeated.
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