For immediate release:
October 1, 2015
Alexandria, VA – Today, Watchdog.org is running featured news reports in key Texas radio markets to highlight the University of Texas’s recent scandal involving corrupt admissions practices that allowed 2,000 underqualified applicants into the school. The report claims former President Bill Powers “for years offered a secret express lane into UT for the children of the rich and powerful.”
The featured news report is based off an investigative series by Watchdog.org reporter Jon Cassidy who broke the story last year, and will be heard in Abilene, Austin, Killeen, San Angelo, San Antonio, Tyler and Wichita Falls Thursday, October 1st and Friday, October 2nd.
“This very disappointing corruption within the University of Texas admissions process must be brought into the light of day,” said Erik Telford, the President of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, the non-profit organization producing Watchdog.org. “It’s important that Texans be informed about how their tax dollars are being spent. Jon Cassidy and our team of Watchdog reporters will continue the important job of ensuring that public officials are held accountable for their actions.”
Watchdog.org produces important, breaking investigative news in states across the country, including a flagship bureau in Texas. Watchdog.org’s mission is to hold state and local governments accountable by exposing waste, fraud and abuse.