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Students express opposing views on abortion

Students express opposing views on abortion

Breahna Luera

October 30, 2019

Love of Truth Ministries volunteers displayed images of fetuses to aid in explaining their views on abortion in the Sombrilla Plaza on Oct. 23. “We think it’s an atrocity that so many babies are being killed through the act of abortion,” Kristi Chandler, volunteer at Love of Truth Ministries,...

Active Minds hosts suicide prevention exhibit

Active Minds hosts suicide prevention exhibit

Josh Peck

October 30, 2019

Active Minds hosted the Send Silence Packing exhibit on Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sombrilla for destigmatizing mental health and bringing awareness to the issue of college suicide. The exhibit featured 1,100 backpacks donated from friends and family members of people lost to suicide. The backpacks...

SGA proposes budget reallocations

SGA proposes budget reallocations

Heather Montoya

October 30, 2019

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) discussed budget reallocations during their General Assembly (GA) on Oct. 24. Following SGA’s Leadership Summit and homecoming activities, SGA Chief Executive Assistant Kaitlyn Law presented a proposal for budget reallocations since some line item budgets...

STEM Research Grant

STEM Research Grant

Josh Peck

October 30, 2019

Dr. Guan Saw, UTSA assistant professor of educational psychology in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, was recently awarded a $350,000 National Science Foundation grant for his research on student success in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics field. Saw seeks to learn...

UTSA proposes tuition and fees increases

UTSA proposes tuition and fees increases

Joseph Torres

October 30, 2019

UTSA plans to increase tuition and fees for fiscal years (FY) 21 and 22, starting Fall 2020, with another increase set for Fall 2021. The university has consistently offered the lowest tuition and fees increase among the University of Texas (UT) System institutions. UT System institution increases have...

Weird Liquid Incidents on Campus

Weird Liquid Incidents on Campus

Heather Montoya

October 30, 2019

On Oct. 11, two UTSA students reported separate incidents to the UTSA Police Department in which a man threw a liquid on them while on campus. The suspect was identified and is not associated with UTSA. The suspect was issued a citation and a criminal trespass warning prohibiting him from UTSA property....

Faculty senate votes on plus/minus grading

Faculty senate votes on plus/minus grading

Joseph Torres

October 23, 2019

UTSA’s Faculty Senate voted against the Joint Committee on Plus/Minus Grading’s (JPMC) recommendation of a “complete discontinuation of the plus/minus grading system at UTSA” on Oct. 17. The JPCM, composed of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty from multiple colleges at UTSA,...

Title IX Annual Report

Title IX Annual Report

Heather Montoya

October 23, 2019

UTSA released its first Title IX Annual Report, an outcome of the Presidential Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct. A link to the report was included in an email Suzanne Patrick, director of equal opportunity services and Title IX coordinator, sent to the UTSA community on Oct. 16. “The...

T-shirt Exchange

T-shirt Exchange

Breahna Luera

October 23, 2019

The UTSA Student Government Association (SGA) held their annual T-shirt Exchange on the Student Union Lawn on Oct. 17. Students could donate a non-UTSA shirt in exchange for a SGA shirt while enjoying the snacks and games. The event, funded by SGA, was put together by the Student Affairs Committee. College...

BestFest Kicks Off Homecoming Weekend

BestFest Kicks Off Homecoming Weekend

Kayla Burford

October 23, 2019

Students, faculty, staff and other members of the UTSA community participated in UTSA’s forty-second Annual BestFest on Oct. 18. Festivities included the Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular, a guest performance from Grammy award-winning artist Daya, food booths, carnival rides and games. “I love...

Guadalupe Hall set to be completed for Fall 2021

Guadalupe Hall set to be completed for Fall 2021

Jada Teague

October 23, 2019

UTSA has recently started building the new freshman residence hall on the Main Campus. The construction of the 101,351 square-foot building began this fall. It is located at the corner of Brenan Avenue and Tobin Avenue, near the Roadrunner Café and other campus resources for students. The resid...

Adobe Creative Cloud available for UTSA

Adobe Creative Cloud available for UTSA

Heather Montoya

October 23, 2019

At the beginning of this semester, UTSA became the first four-year public university in Texas designated as an Adobe Creative Campus. The Adobe Creative Campus program aims to promote digital literacy in higher education. “As the first four-year public university in Texas to be designated an Adobe...