Since stricter abortion regulations went into effect in Texas in September, 46 percent of clinics have closed, and legal abortions have decreased by 13 percent, according to a study from the University’s Texas Policy Evaluation Project released in July.
In this podcast, Jacob Kerr and Amanda Voeller discuss the news and events surrounding President William Powers Jr.'s resignation on July 9. They also discuss the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on the Fisher v. UT case and candidates to replace Francisco Cigarroa as UT System chancellor.
The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations questioned three UT System officials about President William Powers Jr.’s 2015 resignation and recent controversies surrounding Regent Wallace Hall for more than three hours at a meeting Wednesday.
Naval Adm. William McRaven and Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, are among the finalists to for the UT System chancellor position, according to media reports on Friday.
In the first UT System Board of Regents meeting since Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa asked President William Powers Jr. to resign, Chairman Paul Foster expressed disappointment with “insulting and disparaging comments” sent to Cigarroa over the past week and called on the board, System and University to move forward.
Before a packed audience at the Paramount Theatre on Thursday, President Barack Obama said the economy has improved since the economic recession from 2008 to 2009 in an address on the economy that criticized the gridlock in Washington.
In a letter to UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa on Wedneday, 17 student leaders at the University asked him to work with President William Powers Jr. on developing a timetable for Powers’ exit at the end of the 2015 legislative session.