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0740, 10 Apr 19

University Agrees to Discontinue Use of Race in Admissions

I’m sure they will still accept big checks from parents ;)

(CNN)The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine will not consider race or national origin as a factor in its admissions process, according to an agreement the school entered with the Department of Education in February.

The agreement concludes a 14-year-long investigation into the school’s use of affirmative action in its admissions process after someone who did not end up applying to the school filed a complaint with the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights in 2004. The Department of Education’s office began the investigation in July 2005, according to department spokeswoman Elizabeth Hill.
The agreement states that the school of medicine will stop considering race and/or national origin “as part of the holistic admissions process.” If the school decides to use race as a factor in the admissions process again, it must notify the Department of Education and provide a “reasoned, principled explanation” for why it plans to do so, according to the agreement.
The complainant said that the Texas Tech School of Medicine’s “expected use of race as one of many factors in the admissions process” was a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a letter from the Department of Education obtained by CNN.
On a more serious note… 14 YEARS!?!? How is that kind of lethargy in our justice system providing justice for anyone?

0740, 10 April 2019


  1. jjf

    Justice delayed?

    Oh, so close to better irony, what with the Civil War ending on April 9 and all.

  2. Mar

    Another Trump accomplishment. Watch more yniversities and colleges to come around.
    About time. Especially in medicine.

  3. guinness

    I’m confused. Wasn’t that information required by the government for affirmative action to comply with how many minorities were enrolled? Now, asking for it is discrimination?

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