Topic: Gary Lavergne

Short Words Predict Academic Success

Jan. 7, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas The smallest, most forgettable words in admissions essays can tell us in advance how students will perform in college, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reveals.

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Heman Sweatt's relatives honor his legacy

Feb. 17, 2011
Heman Sweatt's relatives honor his legacy

Members of Heman Marion Sweatt's family share memories of the civil rights figure who was the first African American to integrate the School of Law.

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Heman Sweatt Symposium Events Held January-May at The University of Texas at Austin

Jan. 19, 2011

The 25th anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights at The University of Texas at Austin will be celebrated with a four-part speaker series that includes an evening with the Sweatt family and a special ceremony that honors the first admitted African American students as integration pioneers.

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Gary Lavergne: Staff member by day, author by night

Oct. 15, 2010
Gary Lavergne: Staff member by day, author by night

Gary Lavergne, director of admissions research in the Office of Admissions, is an acclaimed author of four books, including his most recent "Before Brown: Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall and The Long Road to Justice."

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Director of admission research in Newsweek

Jan. 10, 2008
Director of admission research in Newsweek

When high-school senior Maxine Wally got rejected from Northwestern University last month, she lay down on her mother's bed and cried. She thought she had a good shot.

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