U. of Texas Regents Eliminate Controversial Post

March 25, 2011

The University of Texas Board of Regents is ending a special position it created recently for Rick O'Donnell, who in his work at a think tank has questioned why universities spend so much time and effort on research, The Austin American-Statesman reported. Many faculty members and others have questioned why a research university's board would hire someone hostile to one of its key missions. O'Donnell's think tank and most of the regents are close to Governor Rick Perry, a Republican.

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