University of Texas president Bill Powers gives the state of the university speech, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Austin. With rising tuition rates squeezing college students statewide, Powers says the state should do its part to ease their burden with more consistent funding for higher education. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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University of Texas president Bill Powers gives the state of the university speech, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Austin. With rising tuition rates squeezing college students statewide, Powers says the state should do its part to ease their burden with more consistent funding for higher education. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
University of Texas president Bill Powers gives the state of the university speech, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Austin. With rising tuition rates squeezing college students statewide, Powers says the state should do its part to ease their burden with more consistent funding for higher education. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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