AUSTIN (KXAN) - Later on Monday the University of Texas Austin Faculty Council will weigh in on what was a brewing controversy recently regarding campus President Bill Powers.
A resolution will be voted on Monday in support of Powers and the job he has been doing.
Just last week, UT Systems' Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa issued a statement denying he was told to fire powers as president.
Powers has been critical of the regents for freezing tuition rates earlier this month for most students at the flagship campus in Austin throughout the next two years.
A Wednesday night blog post on Texas Monthly magazine's website cited an anonymous source saying Powell asked Cigarroa to recommend firing Powers, which Cigarroa refused to do. A spokesman for Cigarroa said the chancellor will not comment beyond the issued statement.
Cigarroa issued a statement Thursday in response to rumors that regents Chairman Gene Powell wanted Bill Powers fired in a dispute over tuition rates at the system's flagship campus.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Powers declined comment.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.
Austin Police are looking for a missing woman.