Texas Tech Medical School Will No Longer Consider Race in Admissions, Bowing to Trump Administration Pressure

slate | April 09, 2019

Texas Tech University has agreed to stop using race as a factor in admission to its medical school after the Trump administration pressured the university and others to end the use of affirmative action. The president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center signed an explicit agreement in February eliminating the use of affirmative action in response to a complaint lodged by the Center for Equal Opportunity, an anti-affirmative action group, more than a decade ago. The move is the first of its kind in response to Department of Education directives under Secretary Betsy DeVos, who last year walked back the department’s Obama-era instruction to colleges on how to legally factor in race in admissions.

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This Citizens’ Report, or Summary of Performance and Financial Information, complements the Agency Financial Report (AFR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 that was published in November 2015. It presents a summary of the Department of the Treasury’s (Treasury or the Department) financial information relative to its vital mission and the stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. Like the AFR, it also highlights Treasury’s priorities, accomplishments, and challenges in implementing programs to promote conditions that enable economic growth and stability at home and abroad, protect the integrity of the financial system, and effectively manage the U.S. Government’s finances and resources. Throughout its rich history, Treasury’s core mission has not changed. Today, with approximately 100,000 employees in its ranks, Treasury remains the steward of the U.S. economy — taking in revenue, meeting financial obligations, and, when appropriate, borrowing and investing public funds. In recent years, Treasury’s role expanded to include being a leader in safeguarding and growing the nation’s economy. For FY 2015, Treasury used the alternative approach identified in the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Circular A-136 to produce its Performance and Accountability Reports, which consists of three reports.

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