Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nix the top 10 percent rule, affirmative action - DANIEL HUNG, Daily Texan

The University and state government have not seen eye to eye on many issues, but one thing they can agree on is that UT needs to be ranked higher nationally. President William Powers Jr. has said that it is his goal to make UT the best public university in the nation, while Gov. Greg Abbott wants to have five public universities in Texas ranked in the top 10 nationally, according to U.S. News and World Report. Both are ambitious goals, but the question is, how do we accomplish them? Currently, UT is ranked 17th among public universities, while only five Texas public universities are even ranked at all.