A Bloomberg Businessweek article on how The University of Texas at Austin’s admission policies have helped make the campus one of the most diverse in the country quotes several university administrators.
Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement stated, “If one of the goals of having a diverse learning environment is to break down stereotypes and increase cross-racial understanding, then having the full range of that intragroup diversity is very important.”
The article also quotes President William Powers Jr. and several current students, and gives a general overview about how diversity on campus has evolved since 1950, when African Americans were first admitted. Media attention on this issue is set to increase as Oct. 10 opening arguments approach in Fisher v. University of Texas. Read more at http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-09-25/texas-diversity-tested-at-court-as-affirmative-action-curbs-loom.