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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...

Drug overdose mortality varies among hispanic population

Figure courtesy of Manuel Cano.
Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 20, 2020

Historically, research has shown that the Hispanic population is exceptionally diverse, yet large portions of the research categorize Hispanics as one population, which may cause results to be monolithic...

Student reactions to the 2020 election

Student reactions to the 2020 election
Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2020

On Nov. , Joe Biden was declared president-elect of the United States following four days of ballot counting. The new administration will make history for inaugurating the oldest president and the first...

UTSA professor tracks COVID-19 through sewers

UTSA professor tracks COVID-19 through sewers
Santiago Elizondo, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has heavily impacted the nation, San Antonio and the UTSA community this year. Vikram Kapoor is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UTSA...

President Eighmy gives update on campus operations after Thanksgiving holiday

Rowdy statue on campus wears a face mask. President Eighmy gave an update on Nov. 9 about campus operations after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Breahna Luera, News Editor November 10, 2020

President Taylor Eighmy, Provost Kimberly Espy and Chief Financial Officer Veronica Mendez sent an email to the UTSA community on Nov. 9 with updates on how campus will operate after Thanksgiving. These...

Credit/no-credit option for elective classes extended

An empty Main Building sits on UTSA's main campus. The deadline to apply the credit/no-credit option for elective classes this semester has been extended to Nov. 16. Photo by Robyn Castro.
Breahna Luera, News Editor November 10, 2020

UTSA One Stop sent an email to students on Nov. 6 to announce that the application deadline for the credit/no-credit option for this semester has been extended to Nov. 16.  This option is for elective...

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...

UTSA gives on-campus residents an option to cancel their Spring 2021 housing contracts

Chaparral Village on campus. Housing and Residence Life is giving students a chance to change their on-campus living options for the Spring 2021 semester.
Breahna Luera, News Editor October 20, 2020

UTSA Housing and Residence Life (HRL) sent an email to students who have a Spring 2021 housing contract with them that laid out possible options for housing next semester. This email was sent out on Oct....

UTSA launches new Equity Advocacy Initiative

Provost Kimberly Espy speaks at university event. Espy explains that the new Equity Advocacy Initiative is meant to increase inclusivity of all students.
Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor October 20, 2020

Developed from the findings of the 21st Century Learning Environments Task Group and tasked with creating a collaborative and creative learning environment, UTSA’s Equity Advocacy Initiative has been...

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