Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, received national attention when he decided to protest the national anthem by not standing. UT Chancellor William McRaven sends out a memo urging UT athletes to respect the flag.
In a 4-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the findings of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, ruling the University’s consideration of race in its admissions policies is constitutional under the Equal Protection Clause.
This summer, the Supreme Court is expected to release a ruling on the case Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas. Since the case was filed in 2009, it has sparked a debate about the role of race in college admissions.