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Dean of students holds well-being forums

Dean of students holds well-being forums

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

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visits San Antonio

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

The state of mental health at UTSA

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 ...

Protests collide near Sombrilla

Protests collide near Sombrilla

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 19, 2020

Opposing demonstrations clashed near the Sombrilla, resulting in a physical altercation and the involvement of UTSAPD officers on Feb 17. One of the demonstrations was organized by Red Star Magazine, a self-proclaimed “anti-government, anti-police, anti-fascist online magazine.” Its demonstration was ce...

Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall designated freshmen-only in Fall 2020

Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall designated freshmen-only in Fall 2020

Breahna Luera, News Editor

February 11, 2020

Starting in Fall 2020, UTSA will change the way it houses its students who live on campus. The university informed students on Jan. 23, via email, that Alvarez Hall and Chaparral Village will become freshman-only dorms, while non-freshmen students will live in Laurel Village or be referred to other hous...

Dr. Martin Camacho, Dr.Kathaleen Amende continue COLFA dean candidate forums

Dr. Martin Camacho, Dr.Kathaleen Amende continue COLFA dean candidate forums

Xavier Richardson, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 11, 2020

The open forums for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts dean finalist candidates continued with Dr. Martin Camacho on Feb. 3 and Dr. Kathaleen Amende on Feb. 5. Camacho, dean of the College of Fine Arts at Midwestern State University, opened the forum by acknowledging his limited experience with UTSA and...

New administrative position to increase faculty diversity

New administrative position to increase faculty diversity

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 11, 2020

UTSA is undergoing an internal search for a faculty member to fill the newly created administrative position, the associate vice provost for faculty diversity and inclusion, which will focus on hiring and maintaining a diverse faculty. This position is oriented toward President Taylor Eighmy’s goal ...