UT Dean's Ouster Raises Questions About Foundation

Who knew about the $500,000 payment Larry Sager received from the University of Texas School of Law’s foundation — and when — are among the many questions swirling after his surprise ouster as dean last week.

UT President Bill Powers said he was not told about the loan. Sager disputes that account, saying that it is his “clear understanding” the foundation — established in 1952 to help raise private funds for the law school — acted with Powers’ knowledge.

The conflicting answers illustrate the gray area between public and private in which the foundation operates — and the search for a resolution may ...

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