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University of Texas selects new director — and new name — for its conservative institute

The University of Texas at Austin selected Justin Dyer to run The Civitas Institute, formerly referred to as the Liberty Institute. The center raised concerns among faculty after The Texas Tribune reported UT-Austin worked with conservative donors and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to bring the institute to the flagship UT campus.

Justin Dyer has been named the executive director of the newly formed Civitas Institute.

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