UT Young Conservatives threaten school with legal action after controversial bake sale

Nearly a week after its affirmative action-themed bake sale sparked outrage over alleged racism, a conservative student group at the University of Texas-Austin (UT) is threatening legal action against the university. 638 more words

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Promoting Healthy Habits

At the end of this post, you’ll find a link to an article in The Guardian, describing how the right approach can influence nutrition choices in young people. 307 more words

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The field of social work is a popular choice for students who want to make a difference in other people’s lives. A major in social work prepares you to work in this field by exposing you to the study of mental health, social issues and counseling for individuals and groups. 1,322 more words

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Building named after slavery supporter might be changed by Yale, after all

Yale University President Peter Salovey announced Monday he will appoint a committee to create guidelines for proposals to remove historical names from campus buildings.

The move comes after Salovey said in April that Yale… 488 more words

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50 years ago, Texas campus murders ushered in new reality of mass shootings

AUSTIN – Fifty years ago Monday, Charles Whitman, a 25-year-old engineering student and former Marine, climbed to the top of the tower at theUniversity of Texas at Austin with an arsenal of high-powered weapons and began killing. 1,063 more words

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Hooking Students on STEM: Make it Real! (Part 4 of 4)

The University of Texas at Austin is an outstanding research institution with a “CURE” for the high attrition rate among students who, when they enter university, plan to graduate with STEM degrees.   2,328 more words