A UT System review of the University’s admissions process released Thursday found no evidence of a structured system of favoritism or wrongdoing, but raised issue with the letters of recommendation from influential individuals, such as state legislators, sent directly to President William Powers Jr. or a dean.
In a major step away from the private, behind-the-scenes disagreements among the members of the UT System Board of Regents, board Chairman Paul Foster publicly asked Regent Wallace Hall to resign at the board's meeting Thursday.
Two years after freezing in-state tuition for UT-Austin students, the UT System Board of Regents approved tuition increases for out-of-state undergraduate students at the University and tabled discussion on in-state tuition at their meeting Wednesday.
The Student Government Judicial Court found the executive board in violation of the organization’s rules governing the disclosure of applicant information for internal and external applicants on Wednesday.
In a 7-1 vote Monday, the House transparency committee voted there are sufficient grounds for UT System Regent Wallace Hall’s impeachment. The committee will meet on May 21 and 22 to try and determine the nature of specific articles of impeachment.
During the opening remarks of the House transparency committee hearing Monday, Rep. Dan Flynn, committee co-chair and R-Canton, described Regent Wallace Hall’s actions as a “slap in the face” to the Texas Legislature.
A man died by suicide Sunday night in front of Littlefield Fountain, according to UTPD spokeswoman Cindy Posey. The man, who was not a UT student, faculty member or staff member, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being taken to Brackenridge Hospital.