Film on race, university admissions now online

We recently blogged about Austin broadcast journalist Lynn Boswell’s new documentary on race and university admissions, which premiered last month on KLRU-TV.

We can now report that the film, “Admissions on Trial: Seven Decades of Race and Higher Education,” is online for viewing anytime.

Boswell plans to update the film after the U.S. Supreme Court issues its eagerly anticipated decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which could affect whether UT can consider race in admissions decisions.

Documentary focuses on race, university admissions

A documentary on the debate over how universities select their students premiered Thursday night on KLRU-TV in Austin and will be shown again at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Admissions on Trial: Seven Decades of Race and Higher Education,” directed by Lynn Boswell, examines the history of race and university admissions. It airs as universities await a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which deals with whether the university can consider race in admissions decisions.

Boswell, a broadcast journalist who also has a law degree, said people who live outside Austin will be able to watch the documentary online in coming days. She also plans to update the film after the Fisher decision is announced.

Read more at klru.org.