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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

Wallace Hall wants the whole truth.

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

University of Texas President Bill Powers waves goodbye after answering questions regarding a months-long investigation of admissions practices at the university on Feb. 12.

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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UT admissions scandal prompts new investigation

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Florida, News, Texas  /  No Comments

The University of Texas' use of political favoritism in admissions is an aberrant practice, a new study finds.

Following the University of Texas admissions scandal, the Chronicle of Higher Education published an investigation into admissions favoritism at 13 top public universities Sunday.

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Admissions survey: No, UT, everybody doesn’t do it

By   /  October 2, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

The University of Texas' use of political favoritism in admissions is an aberrant practice, a new study finds.

According to the survey published Thursday by Inside Higher Ed, just 11 percent of public university admissions directors agreed that admissions favoritism is “reasonable,” even when done in “moderation” to “promote financial support for my institution.”

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