UT probe suspicious
When the University of Texas regents were considering an independent investigation of the Law School Foundation/secret compensation scandal (which led to the ouster of the law school dean), defenders of UT-Austin President Bill Powers howled about the expense. Now a ragtag group of legislators propose to hire a lawyer, investigator, and “parliamentarian” to conduct an unfocused (and likely pointless) investigation of UT Regent Wallace Hall. What will this cost? Why is no one questioning the expense? When a few regents asked Powers polite questions and requested documents that journalists had already requested, overheated legislators accused them of engaging in a “witch hunt.” Now, a legislative committee is embarking on an unprecedented (and costly) investigation into why Hall is diligently doing his job? Sounds like a witch hunt to me. It also sounds like some important people very much want to keep hidden what Hall is trying to uncover. A real journalist would be covering that story.
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