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Texas student-athlete grade changes

On March 26, 2006, I requested any administrative correspondence regarding grade changes for student-athletes at the University of Texas. I had no leads, but was curious if any requests had been made. (The New York Times broke a story in December 2006 that an Auburn student-athlete's grade was changed without advise of the professor, raising the scholarship athlete's GPA above 2.0, which is the cutoff for NCAA eligibility.)

After a month and a half without reply, I complained to Texas' attorney general's office on April 24, 2006. The request was finally fulfilled on May 2, 2006, 26 business days late. Four e-mails were released, heavily redacted. These e-mails have only been mentioned once publicly, in a Jan. 29, 2007 editorial of The Daily Texan. The documents, including the cover letter provided by UT, follow:

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