The Morning Texan: Temperature rises, Fisher v. Texas and more


Tuesday will be a scorcher — today’s high is 96, and the heat index is as high as 101 degrees, according to the national weather service. Some clouds may roll in later in the week, but for the most part, the weather is not changing much this week.

Here is some morning reading:

Yesterday’s most read article online: UT is awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court of the United States on Fisher v. Texas, a case that will decided the admissions police of UT and possibly colleges nationwide. The case has to do with affirmative action and race-conscious admissions, and a decision could come as early as this Thursday.

In case you missed it: UT has added five classes to its Course Transformation Program, a program that restructures entry-level classes to make them more interactive. It’s one of many parts of the school’s initiative to increase retention rates and four-year graduation rates.

What you have to read: Yesterday, a plane that was Austin-bound emergency landed in Phoenix after someone made an unspecified threat. Everyone on the plane was interviewed. The details about the incident are few, but no seems to have been hurt.