Bill Powers

The Story of Wallace Hall

Jul 10, 2014 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

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.

Old College Try

May 10, 2013 By Jake Silverstein

Gene Powell, the University of Texas Board of Regents chairman, on the controversies over higher education and the future of learning.

The Battle for UT Is Far From Over

Apr 17, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

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…

Sauce for the Gander

Mar 19, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

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…