5th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds University of Texas Diversity Plan, Rules Race Acceptable Admissions Factor

Source: MAYA SRIKRISHNAN/LA Times The University of Texas can consider race in undergraduate admissions to promote diversity, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Acting in a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, Judge Patrick Higginbotham wrote that considering race boosted the university’s efforts to assemble a diverse student body. “To deny UT Austin its limited use of …