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Student government to hold special election

Student government to hold special election

Heather Montoya

October 2, 2019

Student Government Association (SGA) Secretary Megan Holloway tendered her resignation on Sept. 26. Registration for the vacancy of student body secretary is now open for students. The filing process for candidates opened at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 26, and will remain open until 5:00 p.m. Oct. 3. Voting for...

Student government justices seek improvement

Student government justices seek improvement

Heather Montoya

October 2, 2019

UTSA voter turnout for the recent Student Government Association (SGA) elections and the SGA budget approval has led SGA’s judicial branch to charge itself with the inherited goals of revising their constitution, formulating a way to increase voter turnout and developing a process to help new justices...

2018 UTSA crime statistics

2018 UTSA crime statistics

Joseph Torres

October 2, 2019

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates UTSA to release a report disclosing security information and criminal statistics annually. The Department of Public Safety at UTSA released the 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report in...

Bike repair shop grand opening

Bike repair shop grand opening

Breahna Luera

October 2, 2019

The Tito Bradshaw Bike Repair Shop opened on Ximenes Avenue on Sept. 21. The Bike Repair Shop will be a part of the new Paseo Verde, a pedestrian-only, bike-friendly space on campus that was proposed in President Taylor Eighmy’s Master Plan. The UTSA Office of Sustainability launched the Bike Rep...

Zero tolerance for athletes

Zero tolerance for athletes

Heather Montoya

September 24, 2019

UTSA is the first college in the nation to implement a zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault and misconduct for athletes. On Sept. 17, UTSA announced the implementation of the Tracy Rule, a policy now in effect that attaches a student-athlete’s eligibility to their behavior. “I think it speaks...

UTSA celebrates 5 years tobacco free

UTSA celebrates 5 years tobacco free

Jewel Uzquiano

September 24, 2019

UTSA is celebrating 5 years of being a tobacco-free campus. The process began with an initiative by the UT system for a tobacco-free policy that went into effect at UTSA in 2014. This ended the previous policy at UTSA: Smoking and tobacco were only allowed on surface parking areas. “This policy...

Senate Bill 25 affects Texas students

Senate Bill 25 affects Texas students

Mina Alaniz

September 24, 2019

Senate Bill 25, a state legislative act, was passed on June 14. The bill aims to make transferring credits from junior colleges to public higher education institutions easier in order to facilitate academic progress and timely graduation of undergraduate students. “In practice, semester credit hours...

Student government approves remaining $32,423 budget

Student government approves remaining $32,423 budget

Joseph Torres

September 24, 2019

The 2019-2020 budget for UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) was approved during the 8th Session of the 44th General Assembly. The budget is funded via Student Services Fee S001 which mandates students to pay $16.18 per semester credit hour with a maximum charge of $194.16 per semester. “The...

Student organizations protest student government spending

Student organizations protest student government spending

Breahna Luera

September 24, 2019

Texas Rising and #ChangeRapeCulture united to work alongside student protestors at the Student Government Association (SGA) general assembly meeting on Sept. 19. During the open forum segment of the meeting, students have the opportunity to voice their concerns with a two-minute time limit. Multiple...

UTSA makes campus renovations

UTSA makes campus renovations

Heather Montoya

September 17, 2019

UTSA Facilities made renovations to the Main and Downtown campuses during the summer to enhance student success, cultivate the environment and support the growing student population. UTSA’s Strategic Plan, a 10-year vision to make UTSA a model for student success and research, guided these renovations...

UTSA partners with Westside community

UTSA partners with Westside community

Kaylee Boggan

September 17, 2019

UTSA, in partnership with San Antonio’s Westside community, held the grand opening of the Westside Community Center (WCC) on Sept. 14 in the historic Heroes Building in the Villa Guadalupe neighborhood of San Antonio. The WCC aims to create community relationships with Westside residents a...

Q&A with SGA President

Q&A with SGA President

Heather Montoya

September 17, 2019

Q: What made you want to be SGA President? A: I applied to West Point and in May I found out that I was medically disqualified. I came to UTSA in hopes of winning some kind of scholarship and I was like ‘okay, maybe I’ll reapply to West Point; I’ll build a great application. I’ll join student...