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  • University of Texas to Treat Masculinity as a 'Mental Health' Crisis Issue

    04/28/2018 2:32:12 PM PDT · by ethom · 105 replies
    PJ Media ^ | APRIL 27, 2018 | BY TONI AIRAKSINEN
    The Counseling and Mental Health Center at the University of Texas at Austin recently launched a new program to help male students “take control over their gender identity and develop a healthy sense of masculinity.” Treating masculinity as if it were a mental health crisis, “MasculinUT” is organized by the school’s counseling staff and most recently organized a poster series encouraging students to develop a “healthy model of masculinity.” The program is predicated on a critique of so-called “restrictive masculinity.” Men, the program argues, suffer when they are told to “act like a man” or when they are encouraged to...
  • UT students will get free monthly food bags to combat hunger issues

    04/28/2018 10:14:47 AM PDT · by bgill · 102 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 27, 2018 | Yoojin Cho
    UT Austin will officially open the doors to its first food pantry and career closet. Current UT students will be able to get one bag of free food per month. If they need professional clothing for internship or job interviews, they can also get clothes from the career closet. "In some ways, [it's] supplemental income, so they're able to pay rent, buy those textbooks," said Student Emergency Service coordinator Will Ross. "So students have access to food and not spend at the grocery store."...The program allowed those with qualified parking citations to pay them off through donations of 40-oz. plastic...
  • Texas students launch 'No Whites Allowed' magazine

    03/01/2018 8:37:14 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 1, 2018 | Mitchell Gunter
    A group of students at the University of Texas, San Antonio plans to start publishing a “No Whites Allowed” (NWA) magazine. According to a Facebook event titled “Zine Release,” the magazine will be revealed on March 1 at La Botanica, which describes itself as “Texas' first vegan restaurant with a full bar and performance and event venue.” "So you're saying that because segregation happened, it's fine to be racist against Whites?" “Thursday at La Botanica from 8-11pm there will be the NWA Zine release party! This zine specifically features and promotes black and brown lgbtqa creatives,” the description states. “We...
  • Sinister sound of Tyrannosaurus Rex heard for first time in 66 million years

    12/10/2017 8:59:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 9, 2017 | Sarah Knapton
    The fearsome roar of Tyrannosaurus Rex as portrayed in film has left many a cinema-goer quaking in their seat. But new research suggests the king of the dinosaurs made a far more sinister sound. For a new BBC documentary, naturalist Chris Packham visited Julia Clarke, professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Texas, to test out a the theory that dinosaurs actually sounded more like birds and reptiles, than today’s predatory mammals. “The most chilling noises in the natural world today come from predators, the howl of the wolf, the roar of the tiger, but experts now doubt that...
  • Confederate statues removed from University of Texas at Austin campus

    08/21/2017 4:46:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 125 replies
    Austin-American Statesman, via WPXI ^ | August 21, 2017 | Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
    AUSTIN, Texas - University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves abruptly announced late Sunday that four statues of people with Confederate ties would be removed immediately from the school’s South Mall. The bronze likenesses of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster John H. Reagan will be relocated to the university’s Briscoe Center for American History, Fenves said. The statue of James Stephen Hogg, the first native-born governor of Texas and the son of a Confederate general, will be considered for re-installation at another campus site, he said. The removal of the statues under cover...
  • Muslims at University of Texas Arlington: “Stuff Jews in the oven”

    02/22/2017 2:14:20 PM PST · by Lera · 39 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | February 22, 2017 | Christine Williams
    Muslim students mocking the Holocaust, inciting violence against Jews, delegitimizing the existence of Israel, and pushing a false Palestinian and “Islamophobia” victimhood narrative has become commonplace. The media is trying desperately to portray President Trump as responsible for antisemitism in the U.S.; in reality, they should be looking at Students for Justice in Palestine and its allied groups. And now this hatred has even entered schools for the youngest children. Nancy Salem, who is quoted in the article below, taught at The Children’s Courtyard in South Arlington, Texas. Salem was also “a member of the UTA chapter of Students for...
  • Anti-Trump Activists at UT-Austin (Univ. of Texas) Too Afraid of Campus Carry to Protest Trump

    01/23/2017 7:06:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | January 22, 2017
    Friday afternoon, as college students in other states took to campus quads to protest the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, the campus of the University of Texas at Austin was eerily quiet. Although the university is home to several activist groups that have publicly denounced the new commander-in-chief, the groups cited the state's almost six-month-old campus carry law as their reason for staying home. [Snip] As the inauguration played out in D.C., only a single person was spotted walking across the UT campus in Central Austin. He refused to give his name but identified himself as a professor of...
  • University Of Texas Regent Forced To Sue To Get Key Information Embarrassing To Bigwigs

    12/23/2016 8:55:08 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 23, 2016 | George Leef
    The University of Texas has a governing body – the Board of Regents -- that is supposed to oversee its administration. In recent years, one regent has taken his job “too seriously” in the view of top university officials, probing into matters they wanted kept dark and quiet. He was determined to investigate all threats he perceived to the university’s integrity, but school bigwigs so obstructed him that he has been compelled to take them to court. The regent is Wallace Hall. Mr. Hall, a graduate of UT himself, was appointed to the University of Texas Board of Regents in...
  • Details emerge about teen facing murder charge in Texas student's killing

    04/09/2016 9:24:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 67 replies
    CBS news ^ | April 9, 2016
    AUSTIN, Texas - New details are emerging about a homeless 17-year-old who will be charged with murder in the death of a University of Texas dance major in the heart of the bustling campus, police say. Meechaiel Criner wasn't believed to be a university student and hadn't been living in Austin long. Police Chief Art Acevedo said Friday that Criner could face additional charges in the slaying of 18-year-old Oregon native Haruka Weiser. . . . CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reported surveillance video showed the suspect following the victim, reaching into his back pocket and pulling out what was...
  • Homeless Teen Arrested in Killing of University of Texas Student Haruka Weiser

    04/08/2016 10:24:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    NBC ^ | 04-08-2016 | by Erik Ortiz and Gabe Gutierrez
    A 17-year-old homeless "runaway" was arrested on a murder charge in connection with the killing of a University of Texas freshman this week, Austin police said Friday. The suspect — identified as Meechaiel Criner — was arrested Thursday and booked in the Travis County Jail, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference. Student Haruka Weiser, an 18-year-old dance and theater major, was last seen alive on the Austin campus Sunday night before she was reported missing the following morning. Her body was discovered near a creek on Tuesday, and investigators declared her death a homicide — setting...
  • Study: Bagels linked to increased risk of lung cancer (U of TX)

    03/09/2016 1:39:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 256 replies
    This will make you stop spreading the cream cheese and toss that bagel away. A study says the carbs in bagels can raise your risk for lung cancer. The University of Texas study says high glycemic diets raise the risk of lung cancer by 49 percent, even for people who never smoked. …
  • University of Texas tries to defy part of new campus carry law

    02/20/2016 2:02:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 20, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    The new campus carry law in Texas takes effect in August, but if the University of Texas has its way it won’t be a smooth transition. The university president seems to be taking the attitude of someone being dragged kicking and screaming into accepting the law of the land and he’s planning to mandate some extra-legal restrictions on his own. The big sticking point seems to be that he thinks he’s within his rights to ban guns in university housing. (Fox News) Texas’ new law allowing college students to carry guns on public campuses doesn’t take effect until August, but...
  • UT-Austin officials to remove Jefferson Davis Statue

    08/13/2015 10:20:13 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 19 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 13 Aug 2015 | Ally Murtick
    UT-Austin President Gregory Fenves announced that the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis will soon have a new home. UT is relocating the Davis statue to an exhibit in the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
  • Call for Removal of Woodrow Wilson Statue at University of Texas

    08/11/2015 3:59:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/11/15 | Trey Sanchez
    A statue of Woodrow Wilson may be removed from the University of Texas statuary because of the underlying intent of the effigy, which was commissioned by a Confederate veteran who admired Wilson's presidency. A task force was assigned the duty of explaining why the statues need to come down, or at the very least have a plaque added which will provide some "historical context." The reasoning behind the task force's recommendation is explained in its report. Six of the seven statues featured at the university were commissioned in 1916 by Confederate veteran and the school's largest initial benefactor George Littlefield...
  • Texas students take aim at Jefferson Davis campus statue

    05/10/2015 6:19:23 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 96 replies
    waff.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | David Warren
    DALLAS (AP) - Pity Jefferson Davis, if you will. Vandals have defaced his statue on the University of Texas campus, most recently with the words "Davis must fall" and "Emancipate UT." Student leaders are also seeking to remove from the Austin campus the century-old statue that recognizes the president of the Confederacy. "We thought, there are those old ties to slavery and some would find it offensive," said senior Jamie Nalley, who joined an overwhelming majority of the Student Government in adopting a resolution in March supporting his ouster. But as students take aim at Davis, the number of sites...
  • UT Police investigating drone use over DKR

    09/01/2014 11:41:38 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 9 replies
    KXAN ^ | August 31, 2014 | Angie Beavin
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas Police are investigating the use of a drone over Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium Saturday night during the Longhorns’ home opener. KXAN’s cameras spotted the drone flying above the stadium. The drone had red and green lights on it. It also had a camera. We weren’t the only ones who spotted it. Police did too. During the second half of the game, officers found the operator of the drone, made him land it and then took the man into custody. The department told KXAN the man was a UT student, and he...
  • Texas Football Coach's Affair With A Student Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

    02/02/2013 1:43:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/2/13 | Cork Gaines
    University of Texas offensive coordinator Major Applewhite and the school's athletic director released a joint statement on Friday night acknowledging that Applewhite had an "inappropriate" relationship with a student during the team's trip to the 2009 Fiesta Bowl. Beyond the cheating on his wife while she was apparently nine months pregnant*, the timing of this announcement raises a lot of questions for the University of Texas and how it handled the affair.
  • JIM CROW 'SOCIAL ENGINEERING' IS BACK! Project 21 black leader: 'It was wrong then. It's wrong now'

    10/11/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | Horace Cooper
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in the latest battle over racial discrimination in the college admissions process. The case at hand centers on Abigail Fisher, who was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin but claims her grades and extra-curricular activities were far superior to those of students chosen ahead of her. Why? Fisher said it’s because she is white and was a victim of the university’s preference toward minority students. School leaders do not deny using race as a criterion but will not say how much of a factor that is in their admission decisions. Last...
  • Social Scientists Defend Mark Regnerus' Controversial Study on Same-Sex Parenting

    07/17/2012 8:16:01 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 8 replies
    Christianity Today | July 10 2012 | Jeremy Weber
    Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, and others defend sociologist accused of being "anti-gay," breathtakingly sloppy," and getting "everything wrong." An influential group of social scientists -- including many who have appeared in CT's pages -- have issued a public statement defending Mark Regnerus's controversial study on same-sex parenting. Regnerus, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin, published a paper in the July issue of Social Science Research that examined "how different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships?" His findings, based on his New Family Structures Study, indicated that young-adult children of parents who have had...
  • Official: Potential UT move to Pac-12 ‘heating up’

    09/18/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 43 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 9.18.11 | Alan Trubow
    The Pac-12 appears to be working out the final details of a deal that would bring Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to the conference, sources close to the situation told Hookem.com and the American-Statesman on Sunday morning.