Transparency Committee Proceeds Cautiously as Emotions Rise

On Wednesday morning, state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, found two fliers slipped under the door of his Capitol office calling for the resignation of embattled University Texas System Regent Wallace Hall. In large red letters, the fliers, which were also distributed to other lawmakers and posted around the University of Texas at Austin campus, declared, “We can’t let one man destroy UT-Austin.”

It’s the latest indication that emotions surrounding Hall’s fate have spiked in recent weeks, as higher education observers await the next move of a legislative committee that has conducted a long and expensive investigation into the regent ...

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