Is this about Bill Powers or UT’s tower?
Tensions between Gov. Rick Perry’s administration and Powers, the president of the University of Texas at Austin, are rising, sucking up legislative time and pitting lawmakers, prominent alumni and higher-education critics against one another in a running argument over politics, rivalries and what a public university is supposed to be.
Start with a University of Texas System administration that had the gumption to deflect an embrace from conservatives who wanted to make over the academy.
The “seven breakthrough solutions” unveiled in 2008 were designed to bring some market-oriented changes to ...