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National sexual assault prevention campaign starts conversations on campus

The launch of a national campaign Friday addressing sexual assault prevention on college campuses highlights University efforts to tackle sexual violence, according to a University health official.President Barack Obama announced the “It’s On Us” campaign, ... [Published Daily Texan - 5 hours ago]
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Guest lecturers discuss health disparities

Two health advocates discussed the main factors of health disparity at the Rapoport Center’s Fall 2014 Health and Human Rights Colloquium on Monday.Lovell Jones and Mitchell Katz both spoke in Townes Hall during the free, public event and talked about ... [Published Daily Texan - 4 hours ago]
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Annual Suicide Prevention Week starts on campus

The Counseling and Mental Health Center began its annual “Suicide Prevention Week” on Monday to combat death by suicide, which, according to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, is the second leading cause of death among college students.Suicide Prevention ... [Published Daily Texan - 4 hours ago]
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President Powers delivers final State of the University Address

During his ninth and final State of the University Address on Monday, President William Powers Jr. said one of the keys to making UT the best public university in America involves being able to take specific program designs and use them to focus on the ... [Published Daily Texan - 4 hours ago]
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Women learn self-defense techniques in UTPD class

A group of 25 women learned how to perform choke holds, kicks, punches and eye gouges in UTPD’s training room Monday night.The women were participating in a UTPD-offered 12-hour rape aggression defense course, which is designed to teach women self-defense ... [Published Daily Texan - 4 hours ago]
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'School choice' raises concerns over future of Texas education

At the Texas Tribune Festival this weekend, Republican politicians galore touted the merits of so-called “school choice.” Better known as vouchers, a serious campaign to allow public funds to go toward more charter and private schools will undoubtedly ... [Published Daily Texan - 4 hours ago]
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Wage increase will stifle 'miracle'

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of columns from Davis about conservatism on campus.Those who identify with the right wing of the political spectrum are often associated with the image of the “bad guy” — the evil, clever insider who abuses ... [Published Daily Texan - 16 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Gov. Rick Perry looks back at 14-year governorship at Texas Tribune Festival

Closing The Texas Tribune Festival on Sunday morning, Gov. Rick Perry reviewed his 14-year tenure as the state’s executive at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, discussing health care, education and the Texas economy.In an interview with ... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 22 2014]
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Baylor gun proposal offers lesson for legislators in Austin

at 11:46 amLast Thursday, the Baylor University Student Senate in Waco passed a resolution calling for students to be able to bring their licensed concealed handguns on campus. In a closed session of the assembly, Baylor students voted — with objection ... [Published Daily Texan - 17 hours ago]
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Strong efforts see Texas lose to No. 1 UCLA, defeat Texas State

It’s clear from the box score that the women's soccer team lost its third game in a row 1-0 against No. 1 UCLA on Friday. That being said, Texas gave the defending national champion its best challenge of the season thus far, and a 2-0 win on Sunday over ... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 22 2014]
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UT professor discovers ecological instability on California's coast

While conducting research along the California coast, Bryan Black, marine science assistant professor, discovered instability among the Californian marine life.Birds and fish native to that region rely heavily on upwelling, or the movement of nutrient-rich ... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 22 2014]
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Organizations hold launch party for solar-charging stations

Three organizations hosted a party Friday to promote their latest innovation: solar panel charging stations on campus.At the party, the UT Green Fee Committee, Science Undergraduate Research Group and Sol Design Lab celebrated the installation of two ... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 22 2014]

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"Degree plans are too complicated,” Powers said. “They’re too specified and narrowed. We’ve got to have a lot more flexibility in that so students can navigate that.”"
“I’m happy to do it, but very clearly there’s no expectation that [the student] will get in because I write a letter,” Straus said. "I don’t think another investigation is necessary. People write letters. Every letter I write I expect to see it on the front page of the newspaper – I’m not embarrassed about it.”"
...The main takeaway of the study was that "otherwise similar colleges often have very different levels of commitment to economic diversity." Although the study doesn't mention UT, the University could stand to increase its diversity by looking to some of the universities topping the list...

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President Powers delivers final State of the Un... [Published Daily Texan - 4 hours ago]
Annual Suicide Prevention Week starts on campus [Published Daily Texan - 4 hours ago]
Women learn self-defense techniques in UTPD class [Published Daily Texan - 4 hours ago]
Guest lecturers discuss health disparities [Published Daily Texan - 4 hours ago]
'School choice' raises concerns over future of ... [Published Daily Texan - 4 hours ago]
National sexual assault prevention campaign sta... [Published Daily Texan - 5 hours ago]
Wage increase will stifle 'miracle' [Published Daily Texan - 16 hours ago]
Baylor gun proposal offers lesson for legislato... [Published Daily Texan - 17 hours ago]
Gov. Rick Perry looks back at 14-year governors... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 22 2014]
Organizations hold launch party for solar-charg... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 22 2014]
New documentary series follows the lives of six... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 22 2014]
UT professor discovers ecological instability o... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 22 2014]
Strong efforts see Texas lose to No. 1 UCLA, de... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 22 2014]
Dr. Rick Hodes has found funding and surgeons f... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 22 2014]
Campus Characters: Student choreographer takes ... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 22 2014]
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Dean Clay Johnston, Sen. Kirk Watson discuss me... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 21 2014]
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Panelists discuss effect of partisan politics o... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 20 2014]
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Powers talks about four-year graduation rates o... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 20 2014]
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