A legal battle could be in store for a new admissions policy adopted by the UW System. The Board of Regents voted unanimously on Friday to adopt the new policy, which looks at factors beyond academics, such as race and ethnicity, when determining admissions. State Representative Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) believes it violates the law and he wants the Attorney General to an issue an opinion on the policy. The Whitewater Republican says he'll send a request to the AG next week.
Nass says he's concerned the policy could open the UW to a lawsuit eventually. He believes students who try to enroll based on high grades and ACT scores may turn to a legal challenge if they aren't admitted to a UW school.
If the UW doesn't back down from the policy, Nass says he may introduce legislation to block the standards from being used.