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Private donors save UT program about sex

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Private donors have stepped up to fund a student-initiated Sex Week program at the University of Tennessee.

Under mounting pressure from state legislators, UT administrators announced Wednesday evening the university was taking back more than $11,000 it had earmarked to help pay for the week of seminars and events on campus.

Brianna Rader, a co-founder of the organization Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee, said she was thrilled that more than $7,000 in donations came in Thursday. She said most money came from individuals, although Planned Parenthood contributed $1,000.

UT is allowing $6,700 from student fees to help support Sex Week, which begins April 5.

The program will include seminars on birth control, communication, preventing sexual assault, gender issues, abstinence choices, the role of faith and sexual health.

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