Texas Civil Rights Review
Texas Open Records Request
Re: 2003 Task Force on Admissions
Report & Memo, Aug. 29, 2003

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On Aug. 29, 2003, the President's own taskforce on admissions made 'strong' recommnedations for affirmative action in admisssions. And that was the last anybody saw of it.

Thanks to the Texas A&M Student newspaper, TheBatt.Com, we found a Dec. 3 story that mentioned a task force on admissions. So we asked for a copy of the report via open records. And we found a state-of-the-art, post-Grutter, well-crafted policy for the "narrowly tailored" use of race in admissions practices. We also found a cover memo that already recognizes a president's arguments in opposition to the proposal. The president says he thought a lot about it. But he did not share the findings for public consideration.