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The Texas way : money, power, politics, and ambition at the university

Author: William H Cunningham; Monty Jones
Publisher: Austin, TX : Briscoe Center for American History, the University of Texas at Austin, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : First edition
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This memoir by a former president of the University of Texas at Austin and chancellor of the University of Texas System cogently explains how money, power, politics, and ambition all play roles in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William H Cunningham; William H Cunningham
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Cunningham; Monty Jones
ISBN: 9780976669791 097666979X
OCLC Number: 827267195
Description: xvii, 520 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: From Michigan to Texas --
The Austin adventure begins --
Life with George --
and beyond --
Appointment as President and first steps --
Hazing --
Enrollment management --
Apartheid and divestment protests --
Minority student and faculty recruitment and retention --
The Blackland neighborhood --
The Hopwood case --
Progress in the natural sciences --
Teaching English and political correctness --
Crisis and progress in the fine arts --
Fund-raising at UT Austin --
Intercollegiate athletics : let the games begin --
Intercollegiate athletics : playing by the rules --
The demise of the Southwest Conference and the birth of the Big 12 --
Royal-Memorial Stadium --
Economic development and the recruitment of Sematech --
Appointment as chancellor --
Working with the Board of Regents --
Early interactions in state politics --
The budget crisis of 1986 --
The budget crisis continues --
The new grand coalition --
Politics : the great American game --
The South Texas/Border initiative --
Asset management --
Regional academic health center --
UT system academic and health issues --
The Freeport-McMoRan controversy --
The numbers tell the story --
Texas higher education : looking back and looking ahead.
Responsibility: by William H. Cunningham with Monty Jones.

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