Admissions Investigation Preceded by Years of Tension

Hurting for Work


Part 2 of a three-part series on the debate over lawmakers and UT-Austin's admissions process

A recent announcement that the University of Texas System will commission an external investigation into the admissions process at the University of Texas at Austin is only the latest chapter in an ongoing saga that has repeatedly pitted one UT institution against another, system officials against board officials and legislators against gubernatorial appointees.

For UT System Regent Wallace Hall, who first raised the admissions questions, the path has been particularly long and winding, complete with hidden passages and dead ends. Though his allegations of ...

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