University of Texas at Austin President William Powers has been hospitalized. University officials say Powers was admitted today for treatment of a blockage in an artery leading to his lungs. The pulmonary embolism was found during a medical exam this morning.
"They just want to keep him in the hospital for three days, and just monitor it and make sure it goes away. And he's doing fine," said Nancy Brazzil, a deputy to the President.
Powers was scheduled to speak to a legislative committee tomorrow morning about higher education and the state budget.