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Texas Universities Say Anti-Gun Protests Won’t Hurt Students’ Admissions

A number of Texas universities have joined the chorus of colleges nationwide encouraging high school students to participate in anti-gun walkouts and protests. They say it will not hurt prospective students’ chances for admission. Several institutions of higher learning even took to social media to share their messages supporting “civic engagement.”

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 17: Mercedes Kent joins other people after a school shooting that killed 17 to protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse on February 17, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Earlier this week former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire with a …

UT Declines Funding from Chinese Communist Party-Linked Group

The University of Texas at Austin declined a financial donation from a Hong Kong-based foundation because of the group’s reported links to the Chinese Communist Party. College officials also voiced concerns the intention behind the monetary offering was to influence activities and academia at the flagship campus.

The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship of America’s wealthiest public university system. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Suspended UT Student Cleared of Sex Assault Charges Now Reinstated

The University of Texas at Austin reached a settlement with “John Doe,” the male student who sued campus President Greg Fenves for overturning an arbitrator’s decision that cleared Doe of sexual assault charges stemming from a 2016 case. Fenves also suspended the student for roughly two years.

The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship of America’s wealthiest public university system. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

U. Texas Researchers Discover Potential Alternative to Opioids

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin discovered what they call a potentially powerful non-addictive painkiller that targets previously untapped receptors in the brain. Such a finding could offer a game-changing alternative for chronic pain sufferers dependent on dangerous prescription opioids.

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One Dead, Several Injured in U. Texas Stabbing Incident

First responders in Austin, Texas, reported that one person is dead and several others are injured after a knife-wielding suspect went on a rampage at the University of Texas campus. The suspect appeared calm, “nonchalant” after police arrested him according to a witness. Police described the four victims to be three white and one “Asian” male college students.

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U. Texas Anti-Trump Demonstration Promises Social Justice ‘Twerkshop’

An eclectic array of protests are scheduled to take place across Texas in response to Donald Trump’s inauguration, promising to galvanize a gamut of outrage in social justice marches, civil rights group demonstrations, college and high school student actions, women’s rights rallies, and feminist empowerment “twerking” sessions.

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Conservative ‘Watchlist’ Fingers 4 Leftist Texas U. Profs

A conservative website called out four professors at the University of Texas at Austin on a watchlist that seeks to “expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values, and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”

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#BlackLivesMatter Graffiti Hits University of Texas

Five different areas on the University of Texas at Austin (UT) campus were hit with graffiti bearing Blacks Lives Matter markings. The graffiti appeared after a Black Lives Matter activist shot himself on the steps of the Ohio statehouse, and after a 17-year-old black man was shot and killed during a confrontation with Austin Police officers on Monday.

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National Education Lobbyists Gang Up to Crush Texas Campus Carry

National “Big Higher Education” lobbyist organizations joined forces to gang up on Texas in an anti-campus carry statement that zeroed in on the University of Texas (UT) at Austin where days ago, activist Gun Free UT lawyered up in an effort to thwart the implementation of the new state law.

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