UT System to Launch Investigation of UT-Austin Admissions

The University of Texas System plans to seek a full external investigation of legislative influence on admissions at the University of Texas at Austin, the system's chancellor, Francisco Cigarroa, told The Texas Tribune in a Friday interview.

In May, the system released the findings of a limited inquiry into the matter conducted by Dan Sharphorn, the system's vice chancellor and general counsel, and Wanda Mercer, the system's associate vice chancellor for student affairs. It was prompted by allegations by UT System Regent Wallace Hall of "secret favoritism" in the admissions process. Hall's personal digging into operations at UT-Austin ...

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