In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 photo, University of Texas president Bill Powers poses for a photo at the University of Texas, in Austin, Texas. Convinced the state board was hell-bent on turning their beloved “university of the first class” required by the Texas constitution into a downmarket trade school, faculty, students and alumni have rallied behind Powers in protest. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 photo, University of Texas president Bill Powers poses for a photo at the University of Texas, in Austin, Texas. Convinced the state board was hell-bent on turning their beloved “university of the first class” required by the Texas constitution into a downmarket trade school, faculty, students and alumni have rallied behind Powers in protest. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 photo, University of Texas president Bill Powers poses for a photo at the University of Texas, in Austin, Texas. Convinced the state board was hell-bent on turning their beloved “university of the first class” required by the Texas constitution into a downmarket trade school, faculty, students and alumni have rallied behind Powers in protest. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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