- Following a three-hour closed-door meeting Thursday, the University of Texas system's Board of Regents unanimously voted to to turn e-mails and other records over to state lawmakers, and to back away from their demands for an outside investigation of a law foundation with loose ties to Austin campus president William C. Powers Jr.
- The regents previously considered withholding the e-mails and records from legislators, who previously accused the regents of micromanaging operations at Austin and pursuing a vendetta against Powers.
- The e-mails and records in question pertained to the regents' own investigation of a now-defunct law school compensation program that formed during Powers' tenure as dean of law, and the regents voted Thursday to open another investigation, but this time with the attorney general's office, as requested by the legislators.
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... Board members defended their actions and said the concessions were necessary to avoid the unwelcome distraction and negative attention the controversy had drawn.
"This is a great Board of Regents, and it is doing its job in an appropriate and diligent manner," said one of the regents, Printice L. Gary. ...