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After Public Battle, UT-Austin President's Fate Is Decided

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 07.09.2014 | College

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- After years of clashes with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the group that oversees the University of Texas System, University of Texa...

UT Austin President Enters Standoff Over Resignation

American-Statesmen | Posted 07.06.2014 | College

University of Texas President Bill Powers has refused an ultimatum to resign but is open to discussing a timetable for leaving office, a well-placed s...

UT-Austin President's Future Decided.. For Now

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers received a cautious endorsement Thursday from his frustrated chancellor tha...

Is Jay-Z The Art World's New Tilda?

Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts

First Marina Abramovic wooed celebrities to MoMA with her icy stare (ahem, James Franco and Jemima Kirke). Then Tilda Swinton made the New York City a...

Interview: Energy Investor Bill Powers Discusses Looming Shale Gas Bubble

Steve Horn | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

The well production data that Powers picked through on a state-by-state basis demonstrates a "drilling treadmill." That means each time an area is fracked, after the frackers find the "sweet spot," that area yields diminishing returns on gas production on a monthly and annual basis.

A Clash Over The Future Of Public Higher Ed

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 02.03.2013 | College

AUSTIN, Texas -- If colleges were automobiles, the University of Texas at Austin would be a Cadillac: a famous brand, a powerful engine of research an...

Texas Presidents Will Get Higher Pay Under New Plan

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.24.2012 | College

University of Texas presidents already receive half a million dollar salaries, but now they could be in store for a bonus as well. A resolution pas...

Students Rally Around College Prez In Tuition Controversy

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.11.2012 | College

Students are rallying to make sure University of Texas President Bill Powers doesn't lose his job over a clash with Gov. Rick Perry and his appointees...

PHOTOS: Cynthia Rowley, Bill Powers Honored At SAIC's The Walk 2012

Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

Fashion icon Cynthia Rowley has deep roots in Chicago, where she first studied fashion design at the School of the Art Institute. Last week, Rowley...

GOP Hopefuls Still Pushing Idea Of Kelly For Mayor

Posted 04.17.2012 | New York

New York Post's Fred Dicker speculates in a column Monday that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly could, after all, run for mayor in 2013. Dicker's mai...

This Week's 'Work Of Art': Oh my Lola, lo lo lo Lola

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn | Posted 02.14.2012 | Arts
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

In this penultimate episode, the kids travel by train from urban New York City to the Hudson Valley town of Cold Spring. Their trip is as bland as the...

Did Work Of Art 'Pop' Tonight?

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn | Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

While unable to get much beyond Simon's Pop definition, "Pop is sex, Pop is brash, Pop is fun," this episode, "Make It Pop," was loads of fun to watch--from the kids in the studio trying their best to define Pop, to the process of making, to teasing banter between Sucklord and Lola.

Jump! Jump! 'Work Of Art' Episode 2 Recap

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn | Posted 12.18.2011 | Arts
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

It was fun to be back, hanging with China, Bill and Jerry. The familiar non-descript offices temporarily filled with able bodies. Busy interns and earnest producers milling about, while in the judges lounge we are quickly made-up (money well spent), soon to be shepherded down to the "exhibition opening."

Bravo's Work of Art Season 2 Premieres Tonight -- Meet the Contestants!

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.12.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

I've been waiting with something akin to bated breath for the second season. Bravo can do reality competition programs like no other network, it's way clear. They have the formula down and they're really good at it.

Bitter Orange Kool-Aid: The Problem With the Longhorn Network

Dan Treadway | Posted 10.31.2011 | Sports
Dan Treadway

The problem with the Texas Longhorn Network isn't greed but rather how it represents the complete and final destruction of the notion of a 'student athlete.'

Gestural Painting, Roasting Pigs & Scratching Heads: Josh Smith's New Exhibition

Dorothy Spears | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

Josh Smith and his dinosaur painting, Brant Foundation/courtesy Billy Farrell Agency If lush green paddocks, a pig roast, an abundance of celebriti...

PHOTOS: Kanye, Marc Jacobs At New Museum Party

| Ross Kenneth Urken | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last night at the New Museum's private opening of "George Condo Mental States," the American artist perhaps most widely known for painting the explici...

Coming Soon To A Screen Near You: The University Of Texas

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's surely what the people have been clamoring for: a TV station dedicated to the University of Texas-Austin. In a letter to students obtained by ...

Rubbernecking: Work Of Art, Episode 6 -- "Open to the Public"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Work of Art is Bravo's newest Project Runway knockoff with all elements intact except we're swapping out a fashion career for that of a professional artist.