The Daily Texan [article]

University Of Texas At Austin, Austin, The University Of Texas At
Persons walking along Congress Avenue may look up to find A u stin 's skyline changing before their eyes. The Littlefield B u ild in g (I) a n d the n e w ly constructed Austin N a tio n a l Bank tow er reflect the contrast. By TODD KATZ Texan Staff Writer Two documents surfaced Sunday pur porting to indicate that " reverse dis crimination" was advocated at UT Per mian Basin. " We should recruit for a minority or a female for this position.-' U T P B Presi dent Ad Interim V R Cardozier wrote in
more » ... a Dec. 16. 1974. memorandum to one of his deans. The position referred to a professorship in anthropology. Reverse discrimination takes place when members of minority groups are hired over better qualified individuals, usually white males. " W E N E E D to begin to recruit for a minority or female for the position in three dimensional art which is currently being filled by a visiting assistant professor who is a white male and who was appointed for only the current year." Cardozier wrote. Cardozier. appointed president ad in terim of U T P B in December. 1974. by Chancellor Charles LeMaistre. said F r i day, " We have pressed deans and chairmen to seek them out We never said hire them if they are not fully qualified The UT System has been urg ing that we seek out minorities but said
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