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Texplainer: Who Can Fire a UT System President?

University of Texas at Austin President, William Powers - Dec. 14, 2011
University of Texas at Austin President, William Powers - Dec. 14, 2011

Texas Monthly blog post last week ignited controversy over University of Texas President Bill Powers' future at the university — and raised questions about who decides whether he stays or goes. The answer? It's not one person's decision.


The Brief: Top Texas News for May 17, 2012

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa during a Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency hearing on Sept. 21, 2011.
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa during a Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency hearing on Sept. 21, 2011.

One of the key figures in the rumors roiling the University of Texas at Austin has opened up about the controversy.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for May 16, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry stops for an impromptu press conference in the hallway behind the Senate chamber on July 19, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry stops for an impromptu press conference in the hallway behind the Senate chamber on July 19, 2011.

Your evening reading: Perry votes for Romney, says Straus hasn't asked for endorsement; Club for Growth boosts spending against Dewhurst; Republican state senator's fundraiser for Democrat draws scrutiny in Dallas