Powers: Controversy Has Done "Significant Harm" to UT

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers told a legislative panel on Wednesday that persistent controversy, largely stemming from the actions of a University of Texas System regent, has taken a toll on the university's reputation.

The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations has been investigating the actions of Regent Wallace Hall, who has personally conducted extensive investigations of alleged mismanagement at the system's flagship university — behavior many lawmakers have called a "witch hunt" to oust Powers. University officials say they have turned over 800,000 documents in response to Hall's requests for ...

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