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NEWS UPDATE: ‘FISHER v. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN’ & RACE-CONSCIOUS ADMISSIONS POLICIES

Yesterday, the Supreme Court released its ruling for ‘Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin,’ a case arguing against the constitutionality of race-conscious admissions practices. The court upheld UT Austin’s race-conscious admissions policies which, in turn, means other colleges and universities can continue to consider race in the holistic review of college admissions applications. However, the court left the door open to future consideration by telling UT Austin that it has an “ongoing obligation to engage in constant deliberation and continued reflection regarding its admissions policies.”
This complicated case isn’t as simple as whether race should or should not be considered in the college admissions process. To learn more, check out the Chronicle of Higher Education’s reporting below.

How might the Supreme Court’s latest ruling change the college-admissions landscape? Get up to speed with a collection of past Chronicle coverage.

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