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Eighmy gives update on campus well-being

Eighmy gives update on campus well-being

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 4, 2020

UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent students an update on campus well-being via email on Feb. 28. “Over the last couple of months, concerns have been raised regarding UTSA’s efforts to promote wellness and provide access to mental health services,” Eighmy said in the email. “I’ve heard...

Warren campaigns in SA

Elizabeth Warren and Julián Castro embrace at Warren’s San Antonio rally. Castro
has endorsed Warren for president since he dropped out of the presidential race several month ago.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 4, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren held a town hall at Sunset Station on Feb. 27 to promote her campaign before the Texas primaries on March 3. She was joined by former Mayor of San Antonio Julián Castro, who suspended his campaign for president on Jan. 2. The event began at 7 p.m. with Castro coming on stage...

New all-gender bathroom comes to JPL

Sign posted outside of JPL construction for new all-gender bathroom. The JPL all-gender bathroom will be the university’s 12th.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 3, 2020

An all-gender bathroom is being constructed on the first floor of the John Peace Library (JPL) and will be ready for use in April 2020. Construction for the JPL all-gender bathroom began in December 2019. This will be just one addition to the 11 pre-existing all-gender bathrooms between the Main and...

Regents approve Downtown Campus expansion

Frio St. Building sits in the center of the Downtown Campus. President Taylor Eighmy
envisions a major expansion of the Downtown Campus over the next 10 years.

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 3, 2020

The UT Board of Regents approved the purchase of 1.997 acres of land in downtown San Antonio for $5.7 million on Feb. 27 to support the expansion of the UTSA Downtown Campus. The new College of Business (COB) building will occupy the land which is situated on 622 Dolorosa Street between two other pieces...

Dean of students holds well-being forums

Dean of Students LT Robinson informs attendees about the President’s Initiative on Enriching Campus
Wellbeing. The next event for this initiative will be the Wellbeing fair on March 3.

Breahna Luera and Haley Jones

February 25, 2020

LT Robinson, dean of students and senior vice provost for academic affairs, sent out an email on Feb. 14 that informed students about three forums on the President’s Initiative on Enriching Campus Wellbeing. The forums occurred on Feb. 18 in the Denman Ballroom on Main Campus, Feb. 20 in the Buena...

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visits San Antonio

Senator Bernie Sanders celebrates Nevada caucus victory. Sanders is
visiting Texas approximately a week away from the state’s primary.

Ana Lorant, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders held a rally at Cowboys Dance Hall on Saturday, Feb. 22, in preparation for Super Tuesday on March 3, the day Texas and 13 other states vote in their primaries. At the Feb. 22 rally, he spoke about his policies and celebrated that day’s earlier...

Panelists discuss high school African American Studies

Panelists discuss high school African American Studies

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

UTSA hosted a panel of professors, attorneys and activists in the John Peace Library on Feb. 18. They discussed the importance of integrating African American studies into Texas high school curricula. The panel included UTSA professor Dr. Ann Marie Ryan, UTSA lecturer Mario Marcel Salas, Texas A&M-San...

Chief Lewis addresses Feb. 17 protests

Chief Lewis addresses Feb. 17 protests

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 25, 2020

UTSAPD Chief of Police Gerald Lewis held several informal conversation sessions with students, faculty and staff following the on-campus demonstrations which occurred on Feb. 17 to discuss UTSAPD’s actions during the protests. Lewis expressed his view of the actions UTSAPD officers took at the demonstrations. “I...

The Runner faces potential cuts

The Runner faces potential cuts

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 25, 2020

A Transportation Fee Referendum in which students will vote to approve or deny a fee increase from $20 to $35 will be held March 3-4 on RowdyLink. If students reject the fee increase, The Runner will be forced to cut one route, decrease the frequency of bus arrivals on other routes and an estimated 15...

The state of mental health at UTSA

President Taylor Eighmy addresses an on-campus suicide that occurred in December 2019. Dr. Melissa Hernandez, director of Counseling and Mental Health Services, co-leads the President’s Initiative on Enriching Campus Wellbeing.

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

February 19, 2020

On Feb. 7, President Taylor Eighmy provided The Paisano with his first statement regarding the suicide of Cesar Caballero, sophomore pre-music major and Resident Assistant (RA) at Alvarez Hall. The incident occurred on Dec. 4, 2019, at Alvarez Hall. “We are all deeply saddened by the death of Cesar ...

Lecturer hosts book discussion on ‘Black Fortunes’

Ben Shirani, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Senior lecturer and Director of African American Studies Karla Broadus partnered with the San Antonio Public Library’s Igo Branch to support Black History Month, presenting a lecture on a new book by black author Shomari Wills on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Broadus’s lecture generally covered black history...

Student jumps from second-story bridge

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 19, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 13, the second incident of self-harm UTSA has acknowledged in the past three months — the last occurring in December — took place between the Business Building (BB) and McKinney Humanities Building (MH) when a student jumped off the bridge connecting the buildings. “Upon arrival [to ...