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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…

Miller: UTIMCO up $400 million in year ending June ’08

Feb 8, 2009 By Paul Burka

Former UT regent Charles Miller provided additional information about UTIMCO’s performance as well as the payment of bonuses. As was the case with his previous comments, I am publishing his communication exactly as he wrote it. I think Zimmerman and UTIMCO made several hundred million dollars in profits ($400 million…

Charles Miller on senators’ attacks: “political motives”

Feb 7, 2009 By Paul Burka

Former UT regents’ chair Charles Miller, whose name I invoked in my discussion of the UTIMCO controversy, sent me an e-mail containing his views on the Senate Finance hearing and the issues raised therein. Mr. Miller asked that, if I chose to publish his remarks, that they appear exactly as…