Texas Tech Medical School to Stop Considering Race in Admissions
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 07:54 PM

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, under pressure from the Department of Education, will no longer consider race as a factor in its medical school admissions process, according to an agreement signed by the health center’s president in February.

The agreement comes nearly 14 years after the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights launched an investigation into whether the center’s admissions policies violated the Civil Rights Act’s prohibition on racial discrimination. The Office for Civil Rights is also investigating admissions practices at Harvard and Yale.  The agreement requires that the school revise all of its admissions and recruitment materials by September.

“The Supreme Court has issued clear guidance on the appropriate consideration of race in college admissions,” Liz Hill, press secretary for the Education Department, said in a statement.

Source:  https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/09/texas-tech-med-school-agrees-to-no-longer-consider-race-in-admissions.html