IU responds to Fisher vs. University of Texas case

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court sent the Fisher vs. University of Texas affirmative action case back to lower court.  The case is a challenge to the University of Texas admission policy by a white student, Abigail Fisher, who was denied undergraduate admission.  The court's ruling has left universities around the country trying to make sense of the decision.

According to the Indiana Daily Student, IU President Michael A. McRobbie said in a statement in response to the Fisher decision that IU “will analyze the decision carefully before taking any action.”

“While we are disappointed that the court did not rule in favor of the University of Texas at Austin, we are pleased that the previously established principle of limited race-conscious admissions standards remains intact,” McRobbie said. “IU remains steadfastly committed to its longstanding goal of providing outstanding educational opportunities to students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.”

Read the complete IDS article:  IU responds to Fisher v. University of Texas case.