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Testimony by UT contradicts story fed high court

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, News, Texas  /  No Comments

Part 68 of 68 in the series Trouble in Texas AUSTIN – After oral arguments Jan. 11 before the Supreme Court of Texas on whether University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven may conceal investigatory records from UT Regent Wallace Hall, McRaven’s attorney threw up a Hail Mary in a letter to the court. Wallace Jefferson […]

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High court hears arguments on whether UT can bury investigation

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Accountability, Education, Judiciary, News, Open Records, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

There was no “you can’t handle the truth” moment, but there should have been, as UT’s case comes down to a similar premise: surely somebody gets to decide Hall can’t handle the truth.

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High court to decide if University of Texas can deep-six investigation

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Education, News, State Government, Texas, Transparency  /  No Comments

Courtesy of the Supreme Court of Texas

University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven’s decision to cover up for high-ranking lawmakers and corrupt members of his own board is headed to the Supreme Court of Texas for a final decision, which Hall’s attorneys believe will have “massive implications for state governance.”

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McRaven’s rationale for UT cover-up denounced by regents, AG

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  Accountability, Education, Judiciary, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Texas  /  No Comments

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There are more than 11,000 board members of accredited universities in the United States, plus another 6,500 trustees of community, technical, and junior colleges. Yet not once has any of those institutions attempted to draw the veil of secrecy between the school’s overseers and its hirelings.

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Showdown over UT cover-up nears end

By   /  March 18, 2016  /  Education, Judiciary, News, Texas  /  No Comments

The showdown at the University of Texas between Regent Wallace Hall and Chancellor Bill McRaven over the records of an investigation into admissions corruption is headed for a quick conclusion.

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Ticket scandal a black mark for UT, DA

By   /  December 17, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

The ticketing scandal at the University of Texas underscores the institution’s problems with impunity, and is yet another black mark on the record of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.

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