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Rumors Buzzing over UT President Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, May 10, 2012, 06:02 PM

The rumor mill has been blowing with full-steam that UT-Austin President Willam C. Powers will soon get ousted from his job.

The gossip swirling has become so prevalent that on Thursday, the University of Texas System felt compelled to respond to the rumors.

According to the Houston Chronicle, “the rumor was prompted by a blog posting Wednesday from Paul Burka, senior executive editor at Texas Monthly. Citing an unnamed source, Burka wrote that the UT System Board of Regents was unhappy with Powers for expressing disappointment with the board’s decision to disapprove his request for a tuition increase.”

In a report to the UT community, Powers wrote, “this action inevitably will affect our ability to teach our students and make new discoveries.”

As reported by the Houston Chronicle, “in his Wednesday blog, Burka reported that Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell asked UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa to officially recommend that the board fire Powers and that Cigarroa refused.”

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Cigarroa said, “the chairman of the Board of Regents has never directed me to fire anyone.”

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written by joshua , May 12, 2012

how about the University of North Texas...they are floating a request to raise tuition too....after building massive new sports stadium facilities and parking garages.....to heck with students STUGGLING to pay for EDUCATION!! Maybe the board should talk with their CEO too?



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