Prepping for National Role, Powers Talks Higher Ed Future

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As University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers prepares to begin his year-long term as chairman of the elite Association of American Universities in a matter of weeks, he used his annual "State of the University" address on Wednesday to outline his thoughts about the direction of higher education heading into the future. 

The AAU is a selective organization made of the nation's top research universities. Currently, there are 62 members, including three from Texas: Rice University, Texas A&M University and UT-Austin. They were admitted in 1985, 2001 ...

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