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Showdown over UT cover-up nears end

By   /  March 18, 2016  /  Education, Judiciary, News, Texas  /  No Comments

Wallace Hall wants the whole truth.

The showdown at the University of Texas between Regent Wallace Hall and Chancellor Bill McRaven over the records of an investigation into admissions corruption is headed for a quick conclusion.

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Ticket scandal a black mark for UT, DA

By   /  December 17, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

University of Texas President Bill Powers waves goodbye after answering questions regarding a months-long investigation of admissions practices at the university on Feb. 12.

The ticketing scandal at the University of Texas underscores the institution’s problems with impunity, and is yet another black mark on the record of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.

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UT admissions scandal prompts new investigation

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Florida, News, Texas  /  No Comments

The University of Texas' use of political favoritism in admissions is an aberrant practice, a new study finds.

Following the University of Texas admissions scandal, the Chronicle of Higher Education published an investigation into admissions favoritism at 13 top public universities Sunday.

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Admissions survey: No, UT, everybody doesn’t do it

By   /  October 2, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

The University of Texas' use of political favoritism in admissions is an aberrant practice, a new study finds.

According to the survey published Thursday by Inside Higher Ed, just 11 percent of public university admissions directors agreed that admissions favoritism is “reasonable,” even when done in “moderation” to “promote financial support for my institution.”

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UT approves ‘Spinal Tap’ policy for backdoor admissions

By   /  August 20, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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To understand McRaven’s position that nobody is displaced by special admissions favors, think of the classic scene from Spinal Tap, where the guitarist insists his amps “go to 11.” The regular admissions class gets the dial to 10. If UT needs room for a few more, it just turns the dial up to 11.

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UT sues to block Watchdog access to admissions investigation

By   /  August 14, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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The University of Texas System has filed two lawsuits to keep anyone from learning what investigators found in a probe to get to the bottom of its corrupt admissions practices.

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