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Watch: UT President Powers Addresses Admissions Report Findings

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Bob Daemmrich/Texas Tribune
University president Bill Powers speaks at a previous Tribune events.

From the Texas Tribune:

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers has helped secure college admittance for some students over the objections of the admissions office, according to an external review of lawmaker and regent influence at the flagship campus.

"While it is impossible to conclude with absolute certainty from a review of the data and selected files alone that any one particular applicant benefited from undue influence or pressure exerted on the admissions process, it is readily apparent that certain applicants are admitted at the instigation of the president over the assessment of the admissions office," the report states.

And Powers and his chief of staff, Nancy Brazzil, "misled" a previous inquiry into outside influence on admissions by answering specific questions but making "material omissions," the new report found.

"At minimum, each failed to speak with the candor and forthrightness expected of people in their respective positions of trust and leadership," the report states.

The Texas Tribune has been updating this story over at their website. Below, watch live at 4 p.m. when Powers addresses the recent report's findings.