Bill Powers

Politics & Policy |
July 10, 2014

The Story of Wallace Hall

My colleague Skip Hollandsworth has written a timely story for the upcoming August issue that was posted online this morning. Titled “Is This the Most Dangerous Man in Texas?” it’s about UT Regent Wallace Hall, the impeachment process, and the resignation of William Powers, the president of UT-Austin.

Politics & Policy |
April 17, 2013

The Battle for UT Is Far From Over

In October 2012, I wrote a cover story about the battle over UT. That battle, which matched regents appointed by Rick Perry against the leadership of UT-Austin, has not abated. I’m going to discuss portions of Brian Sweany’s recent interview with regent Wallace Hall as well…

Politics & Policy |
March 19, 2013

Sauce for the Gander

Today was the long-awaited meeting of the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance. This was strictly an organizational meeting, and no members of the UT Board of Regents were present. But it was another front in the increasingly tense battle between the UT System Board of Regents and UT…

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December 9, 2011

UT Law Dean Asked to Resign

As a compensation scandal unfolds, the University of Texas Law Dean, Larry Seger, resigned at the request of university President Bill Powers.