Jim Summerville learns that Big Orange is very big indeed:
College officials say they’re already precluded by federal rules from giving applicants a leg up on the basis of race or gender. However, they do have programs to recruit certain under-represented groups, like black males.
Senator Jim Summerville of Dickson sponsored the bill and says he’s not surprised by the outcome.
“UT sent in an army of lobbyists to kill it. They said they don’t practice preferences. If they don’t, what was the big deal?”