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Texas admissions affirmative action case could impact campus diversity

Updated: September 27, 2012, 3:03 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

When Abigail Fisher of Sugar Land, Texas, applied to the University of Texas in January 2008, she offered a compelling case for admission. She ranked 82nd in a class of 674, she had a grade average of 3.6 on a 4-point scale, she scored nearly 1,200 on the SAT, and she was an accomplished cellist.

But less than two months after she completed the application process, the authorities in Austin rejected Fisher's application while both LSU and Baylor admitted her and offered her scholarships. ...

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