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Student government holds elections

Student government holds elections

Joseph Torres

September 17, 2019

SGA is holding an election for senator positions and all students are eligible to vote. Voting opened Sept. 13 at 12:00 p.m., and students have until 11:59 p.m. tonight, Sept. 17, to cast their ballots. Tabling and advertisement for this election is the responsibility of SGA’s Judicial Branch. Voting...

Budget vote postponed

Budget vote postponed

Joseph Torres

September 17, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) of UTSA failed to pass their annual budget during their 7th Session of the 44th General Assembly. Representatives spent the majority of the meeting asking questions and discussing line items associated with their 2019-2020 budget. $47,183 was budgeted for the...

UTSA master’s programs receive recognition

UTSA master’s programs receive recognition

Geoffrey Okolo

September 11, 2019

Eduniversal, a global ranking and rating agency specializing in higher education, recognized three master’s degree programs at UTSA as among the best in the world. The company evaluated over 1,000 universities and more than 20,000 master’s and M.B.A programs in 154 countries using specific quantitative...

Student organizations recruit members

Student organizations recruit members

Tali Duarte

September 11, 2019

UTSA held the Involvement Fair on Sept. 6 under the Sombrilla on the Main Campus. There were over 100 organizational booths ranging from cultural groups to organizations focused on technology, health, fighting famine, sports and science. Various student organizations handed out treats along wi...

Partnership initiates coding bootcamp

Partnership initiates coding bootcamp

Ben Shirani

September 11, 2019

UTSA has partnered with Trilogy Education to offer a 24-week coding boot camp program beginning Sept. 17. Each boot camp is expected to last six months. UTSA is the latest of a growing number of U.S. universities including UC Berkeley Extension, University of Central Florida, UCLA Extension, UC Irvine,...

Student input requested for campus name change

Student input requested for campus name change

Joseph Torres

September 11, 2019

UTSA’s president, Taylor Eighmy, sent out an email to students on Sept. 5 requesting recommendations to change the name of UTSA’s Main Campus. Eighmy stated, “It is apparent that the name ‘Main Campus’ no longer fits the vision of UTSA as one university with multiple campuses.” The deadline...

Increased tuition and fees?

Increased tuition and fees?

Joseph Torres

September 11, 2019

For the first time, universities in the UT System are being compared to one another for cohesive planning at the System Administration level. Prior to the 2019 Fall semester, each school operated independently within their own parameters. This leaves UTSA with roughly one month to develop any proposals...

Student government hosts meet and greet

Student government hosts meet and greet

Joseph Torres

September 3, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) at UTSA held a meet and greet event on Aug. 29. The event was a part of Roadrunner Days and took place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. inside the Denman Ballroom located in the Student Union. Students had the opportunity to meet their SGA representatives and query ways...

UTSA students receive free Via bus passes

UTSA students receive free Via bus passes

Mina Alaniz

September 3, 2019

UTSA and VIA Metropolitan Transit have partnered to provide free and unlimited bus service to current UTSA students, faculty and staff. “Roadrunners can save money by riding for free with VIA rather than paying for a parking permit.” Clay Haverland, UTSA’s assistant vice president for Campus...

Bicycle repair shop aims to aid students

Bicycle repair shop aims to aid students

Esteban Spongberg

September 3, 2019

Beginning this fall, students on UTSA’s Main Campus will have access to the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop. The shop is named after Tito Bradshaw, who was the owner of the Bottom Bracket Social Club, a bike shop and pillar of the San Antonio biking community. Bradshaw, whose shop was meant to...

30-year career at UTSA ends after classroom management controversy

30-year career at UTSA ends after classroom management controversy

Heather Montoya

September 3, 2019

Dr. Anita Moss, a human anatomy and physiology professor at the university for 30 years, has not been reappointed after two investigations into her classroom management in the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. “Dr. Moss has completed the term of her contract and, based on the university’s teaching...

Task group analyzes classroom management etiquette

Task group analyzes classroom management etiquette

Heather Montoya

August 27, 2019

The 21st Century Learning Environment task group established in the Spring 2019 semester continues their outset as the fall semester begins and aims at providing Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy with recommendations in November on improving the learning environment in UTSA classrooms. “The charge of this...