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The University of Texas at Austin’s President has named a new interim athletic director following the buyout of former athletic director Steve Paterson’s contract. UT President Greg Fenves  named Houston attorney Mike Perrin as the temporary replacement.

“For over thirty years he has worked with the athletics department on a volunteer basis, [providing] great services to this university while he has had an outstanding professional career as one of the most prominent lawyers in the state of Texas," Fenves said.

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SAN ANTONIO — The University of Texas System took yet another important step in establishing and enhancing ties with Mexico today as UT System and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology formed a partnership to develop new academic and research programs.

Ryan E. Poppe

The Employees Retirement System of Texas has announced that beginning this month, employee spouses would be entitled to all employment benefits including health coverage and spousal retirement benefits.  According to the agency’s website, that applies to all state agencies and to those who have retired from the state.  It also applies to the employees of state colleges and universities.

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AUSTIN — In the wake of allegations of misconduct within the men’s basketball program, new University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered a sweeping review of all academic services in the athletic department.

“Academic integrity is the core of everything we do,” Fenves said Tuesday.

Fenves had been on the job just a few days when the Chronicle of Higher Education last week reported allegations of misconduct involving three former men's basketball players dating back to 2006.

UT-Austin Reviewing Claims That Basketball Players Cheated

Jun 11, 2015
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The University of Texas at Austin is reviewing several allegations of cheating or academic noncompliance by former basketball players during the tenure of former men's coach Rick Barnes, school officials confirmed Wednesday.  

The school has also notified the National Collegiate Athletic Association about the allegations, which were first raised publicly in a Wednesday article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.