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UT-Austin announces updates to sexual misconduct policies after student protests

The school will make termination the “presumptive punishment” for employees who commit sexual assault or sexual harassment, among other offenses. It will also make available to the public information about those found responsible but not fired for such offenses.

University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves, left, Provost Maurie McInnis, and Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly answer student's questions during the Open Dialogue with UT Leadership about Sexual Misconduct Policies & Practices on Campus on Jan. 27, 2020.

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