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University of Texas Re-Brands ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Program After Blowback

The University of Texas at Austin says the program they halted last spring following criticism it treated masculinity as toxic and as a “mental health issue” is back, re-branded, and determined to uphold its original intent to “engage men in discussions about masculinity as one tool to prevent violence.”

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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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Texas College Campuses See Rising Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism continues to rise on many U.S. college campuses including in Texas where universities face increasing vitriol that targets their Jewish student communities.

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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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UT-Austin to Suspend Students Accused of ‘Actual or Threatened’ Violence

UT-Austin President Gregory Fenves issued a statement Wednesday authorizing a new campus policy that allows the Office of the Dean of Students to temporarily suspend a student accused of “actual or threatened” violence on campus while university officials investigate the incident.

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UT Confederate Statue Move Delayed Pending Judicial Review

The University of Texas at Austin announced a delay in moving statues commemorating the president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson because of court filings in state district court.