University of Texas http://tpr.org en UT Austin President Bill Powers Resigns, Stepping Down June 2015 http://tpr.org/post/ut-austin-president-bill-powers-resigns-stepping-down-june-2015 <p></p><p>University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa announced that he had accepted the resignation of UT Austin President Bill Powers.&nbsp;</p><p>Powers has agreed to step down as president in June 2015, after the next legislative session.</p><p>Powers is a witnesses in the Legislature’s impeachment investigation of UT Board of Regent Wallace Hall, who had launched his own investigation of whether Powers had been involved with admissions fixing for certain state lawmakers.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:15:28 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34775 at http://tpr.org UT Austin President Bill Powers Resigns, Stepping Down June 2015 House Committee Wants UT Regents To Hold Off On Any Action Against Pres. Bill Powers http://tpr.org/post/house-committee-wants-ut-regents-hold-any-action-against-pres-bill-powers <p></p><p>This Thursday, the University of Texas Board of Regents is planning to discuss the possible resignation of UT at Austin President Bill Powers or his termination.</p><p>Powers was the focal point of embattled Regent Wallace Hall’s independent investigation over claims that Powers had been involved in admissions fixing for certain lawmaker's children.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:56:50 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34701 at http://tpr.org House Committee Wants UT Regents To Hold Off On Any Action Against Pres. Bill Powers The Source: UT Austin's Admission Process To Be Investigated http://tpr.org/post/source-ut-austins-admission-process-be-investigated <p>The continued saga of University of Texas system Regent Wallace Hall continues. Despite a legislative and criminal investigation at least one of his allegations against the UT system is being taken seriously as the chancellor, Francisco Cigarroa, announces an external investigation of UT Austin’s admission process, and whether there is undue influence from legislators.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:49:49 +0000 Paul Flahive 34142 at http://tpr.org The Source: UT Austin's Admission Process To Be Investigated This Week House Committee Working Up Articles Of Impeachment For UT Regent Hall http://tpr.org/post/week-house-committee-working-articles-impeachment-ut-regent-hall <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of a Texas House committee are moving </span>forward<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with the impeachment of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall by drawing up the official articles of impeachment. Hall informed UT’s Board of Regents he would not be resigning from his post.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:35:11 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32086 at http://tpr.org This Week House Committee Working Up Articles Of Impeachment For UT Regent Hall UT Board Of Regents Asks Wallace Hall To Resign http://tpr.org/post/ut-board-regents-asks-wallace-hall-resign <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The chairman of the University of Texas Board of Regents, along with a majority of members, asked Regent Wallace Hall to resign from his position today.</span></p><p>The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations voted 7-1 this week for impeachment, but the Legislature urged the UT Board of Regents to handle the matter by asking Hall to resign.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 22:13:41 +0000 Ryan Poppe 31785 at http://tpr.org UT Board Of Regents Asks Wallace Hall To Resign The Source: UT Regent Takes Another Step Toward Impeachment http://tpr.org/post/source-ut-regent-takes-another-step-toward-impeachment <p>Yesterday the Texas House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations voted 7-1 to begin impeachment of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall.</p><p>Hall has been accused of waging a wasteful open records search for impropriety at UT-Austin in an effort to drive out <a href="http://tpr.org/post/report-gov-perry-pressuring-ut-austin-president-powers-resign">President Bill Powers</a>. The committee began its inquest into the regent nine months ago.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 17:59:36 +0000 Paul Flahive 31628 at http://tpr.org The Source: UT Regent Takes Another Step Toward Impeachment House Select Committee Votes To Impeach UT Regent Hall http://tpr.org/post/house-select-committee-votes-impeach-ut-regent-hall <p>For the first time in Texas history, state lawmakers have voted to impeach a state official that was appointed by the governor.</p><p>On a vote of 7-1, the Texas House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations voted to impeach <span style="line-height: 1.5;">UT Regent Wallace Hall. State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, was the only vote against impeachment.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 18:39:54 +0000 Ryan Poppe 31559 at http://tpr.org House Select Committee Votes To Impeach UT Regent Hall UT Pres. Powers Says Affirmative Action Helps Provide A "Diverse Campus" http://tpr.org/post/ut-pres-powers-says-affirmative-action-helps-provide-diverse-campus <p><em><strong>*Correction:</strong> The quotes from President Powers were made to reporters on April 9 at the Civil Rights Summit. They were not made as a reaction to the SCOTUS ruling on the case. This story has been edited accordingly.</em></p><p>This week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the State of Michigan’s decision that bans colleges and universities from using any type of affirmative action for admissions.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:04:33 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30490 at http://tpr.org UT Pres. Powers Says Affirmative Action Helps Provide A "Diverse Campus" The Source: Massive, Intelligent & Free: MOOCs And Education http://tpr.org/post/source-massive-intelligent-free-moocs-and-education <p></p><p>Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) being offered for free by the nation's best universities were going to change everything about education.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The most prestigious institutions in America threw open their doors to the masses.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Millions of people poured in, taking everything from computer science&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to "The Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe."&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:24:53 +0000 Paul Flahive 27242 at http://tpr.org The Source: Massive, Intelligent & Free: MOOCs And Education Why The Race Of The New Football Coach At University Of Texas Matters http://tpr.org/post/why-race-new-football-coach-university-texas-matters The Texas Longhorn football team is trying to regroup after several disappointing seasons under veteran coach Mack Brown.<p>The University of Texas hired Charlie Strong last week to usher in a new era in Austin. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 04:29:06 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 25095 at http://tpr.org Why The Race Of The New Football Coach At University Of Texas Matters