Syeda Hasan is an intern for KUT News. She is currently a senior studying journalism and French at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she has served as a news reporter for the Daily Texan, the student newspaper at UT.
Originally published on Mon October 28, 2013 11:06 am
Since 2008, the University of Texas has been ensnared in a legal battle – Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin – over its use of race in admissions.
The university says when it comes to deciding whether to accept or reject a student, race is considered as a factor within a factor. But once a student is accepted, what impact does diversity have on the students' learning on campus and in the classroom?