The Paisano

New Policy to Address Diversity at Each UT System Institution, Implemented in 2017

November 18, 2015

There is a significant disparity in the racial makeup between students and the faculty in the entire University of Texas System. According to the Fall 2014 Fact Book, 48.4 percent of UTSA’s student population is Hispanic, while only 17 percent of the faculty is Hispanic. Contrastingly, 59 percent...

Texas graduate files affirmative action suit to be heard by Supreme Court

October 2, 2012

This month, the Supreme Court will consider whether affirmative action can be used as justification for university admissions to achieve diversity. Abigail Fisher filed a lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin under the belief that she was denied acceptance to the university because of...