David Oshinsky, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian at the University of Texas, is quitting to take a job at New York University.
Family connections and professional opportunities prompted the decision, but controversy involving the UT System Board of Regents makes leaving easier, he said.
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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story referred incorrectly to William Goetzmann, the first person to win a Pulitzer Prize while on the University of Texas faculty. He died in 2010.