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Bill Powers


Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Higher Ed coming out of controversial time, some university leaders say

In 2012, Hunter Rawlings, the president of the Association of American Universities, warned that Texas was “ground zero” for a controversial push to make higher education more utilitarian. Now, his tone is more hopeful.

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Is Perry-Powers tension about rivalry or policy?

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...