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UTSA professor receives funding to pursue COVID-19 drug discovery research

A banner hangs on campus. Doug Frantz's research could lead to a drug that could reduce the severity of illness of COVID-19.
Josh Peck, News Editor November 24, 2020

Doug Frantz is a UTSA Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and the recent recipient of a $198,592 grant from the San Antonio Medical Foundation (SAMF) for his work on a...

Convocation Center releases its COVID-19 guidelines for basketball

Karrington Donald attempts to pass the ball to a teammate as fans look on from the stands. It will be interesting to see how drastically the 15% attendance limit will affect crowd attendance this season.
Max Aguirre, Sports Editor November 17, 2020

Basketball is finally just around the corner for UTSA. Both the women’s and men’s teams will start their season Nov. 25. The women’s team will play against Sul Ross State in the Convocation Center,...

RACE building continues to push toward completion

The RACE building is currently on track to be finished by June of 2021. Construction of the structure itself has recently been completed.
Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor November 13, 2020

UTSA Athletics administration, President Taylor Eighmy, President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos, members of the Roadrunner Foundation and head football coach Jeff Traylor celebrated a topping...

UTSA students selected for NASA competition

The interior of the newly constructed Science and Engineering Building. The students selected for the competition will be able to test their science and engineering skills against other students around the country.
Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 6, 2020

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to build a rocket — just a group of eight UTSA students who were recently selected to be a part of the NASA Student Launch challenge, which gives aspiring rocketeers...

How to vote at UTSA on Election Day

Graphic by Robyn Castro.
Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor October 30, 2020

On Election Day, this Tuesday, UTSA students can find a polling location right on Main Campus at the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104) between the Convocation Center and the Ximenes Avenue Garage....

UTSA to continue requiring mandatory reporting despite Title IX changes

The North Paseo Building (center, back) holds the Title IX office on the fourth floor. UTSA will continue using mandatory reporters even though it is no longer federally required. Photo by Robyn Castro
Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

The Department of Education officially rescinded the Obama administration’s Title IX policy, known as “The Dear Colleague Letter,” and released a series of Title IX regulation changes, marking the...

Despite record-breaking enrollment, UTSA will remain ‘conservative’ in its budget process

The entrance to the John Peace Library. UTSA enrollment has reached its highest point with 34,742 enrolled students.
Josh Peck, News Editor October 23, 2020

Enrollment has reached a record high in the Fall 2020 semester at UTSA with 34,742 total students, 77% of the 2028 goal for 45,000 enrolled students. UTSA is also inching closer to several other institutional...

Revamped COVID-19 dashboard includes positivity rate, breakdown of different testing groups

A screenshot of the summary of all COVID-19 testing at UTSA on the university's COVID-19 dashboard. This information is from Oct. 15.
Josh Peck, News Editor October 16, 2020

UTSA recently revamped their COVID-19 dashboard to now include more information about positivity rates, athletic testing, the proactive testing program, symptomatic testing and isolation and quarantine...

Nearly 1,000 freshmen admitted into inaugural Bold Promise class

A sign advertising the Bold Promise program at UTSA's announcement ceremony at the Westside Community Center in December 2019. 72% of Bold Promise recipients are first-generation college students.
Josh Peck, News Editor October 13, 2020

The Bold Promise program welcomed around 950 students in its first class of freshmen this fall, over 78% of whom identify as Latino or Hispanic. The last-dollar scholarship program provides four years...

UTSA takes measures for safe early voting on campus, which starts on Oct. 13

A sign with information about where to vote and how long the early voting period will last. UTSA will be hosting early voting and Election Day voting in the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom.
Jada Thomas, Contributing Writer October 13, 2020

This year, UTSA is changing the way citizens of San Antonio vote on UTSA’s campus in the middle of a global pandemic. The university has moved voting to the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom, which is bigger...

How the federal Title IX rule changes impact the UTSA community

The Main Building at UTSA's Main Campus.
Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

A series of major Title IX and sexual misconduct policy changes were approved by the UT-System Board of Regents to remain in compliance with federal Title IX modifications on Aug. 12. The main four Title...

Laurel Village and Chaparral Village residents can be retested for COVID-19 at no cost

One of the COVID-19 testing centers is in the Paseo. Residents in university housing can be tested more than once at no cost.
Josh Peck, News Editor October 6, 2020

Students living in Laurel Village and Chaparral Village are now allowed to be tested more than once for COVID-19 at no cost, according to an email from Housing and Residence Life (HRL). 17 students have...

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