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Texas legislature denies funding for campus expansion

Texas legislature denies funding for campus expansion

Josh Peck

August 27, 2019

The College of Business (COB) is the centerpiece for phase one of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy’s 10-year plan to expand the Downtown Campus. This project was the first legislative priority but UTSA did not receive the $126 million in tuition revenue bonds it proposed to the Texas legislature to fund...

UTSA seeks European collaboration

UTSA seeks European collaboration

Heather Montoya

August 27, 2019

UTSA announced expansion efforts of its International Study Center at Urbino, Italy (ISCU) that will include communicating with other European universities such as universities in Germany, France and Istanbul to create study collaborations. “We at the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning...

UTSA is ‘two’ safe

UTSA is ‘two’ safe

Joseph Torres

August 27, 2019

ASecureLife, a security research company, named UTSA the 2nd safest campus in the state of Texas and the 30th safest campus in the nation. The report, which analyzed campus safety, reviewed criminal activity from 320 college campuses over a 10-year period. They collected data from four-year institutions...

Sigma Pi collects clothing donations for Haven for Hope

Sigma Pi collects clothing donations for Haven for Hope

Alejandro Lopez

April 23, 2019

UTSA fraternities and sororities collected clothing donations for Sigma Pi’s 8th annual clothing drive on April 7 at Aspen Heights. Sigma Pi held a philanthropic event for Haven for Hope, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing care for homeless individuals in Bexar County. Sigma Pi...

UTSA partners with NASA

UTSA partners with NASA

Breahna Luera

April 23, 2019

On April 10, UTSA, along with Harvard, Purdue and the University of Connecticut, announced their partnership with NASA to begin building space habitats that can sustain human life on the moon and Mars. The four schools responded to a solicitation from NASA asking for help from multidisciplinary universities...

Two generations, two anniversaries

Two generations, two anniversaries

Breahna Luera

April 23, 2019

Graduation is just around the corner, and many students are filled with excitement as they plan to walk across the stage in May and begin their new lives. Father and son duo Mark Bishop and Josiah Bishop, a senior public administration major, are especially excited for this graduation season. They will...

University seeks to address classroom civility

University seeks to address classroom civility

Heather Montoya

April 23, 2019

UTSA has created the 21st Century Learning Environment task group that is charged with providing recommendations to improve the learning environment at UTSA to Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The task group will consider what is needed to create a learning...

R. Kelly survivors speak at conference

R. Kelly survivors speak at conference

Alejandro Lopez

April 23, 2019

Tears filled the auditorium as Faith Rogers, Dominique Gardner and her mother, Michelle Kramer, shared their stories about their encounters with famous R&B singer, R. Kelly. #ChangeRapeCulture and Students United for Planned Parenthood (SUPP) hosted “Conversations About Sexual Trauma and Assault...

Julián Castro leads ‘People First’ Rally

Julián Castro leads ‘People First’ Rally

Alex Hanks

April 16, 2019

Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama, took the podium in his “People First” rally in Hemisfair Park on April 10. The counter-rally originated in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement of an...

Rape survivor shares her story

Rape survivor shares her story

Kimiya Factory

April 16, 2019

In light of April being Sexual Assault Awareness month, Brenda Tracy, rape survivor and founder of the national campaign #SetTheExpectation, visited UTSA in wake of launching her #SetTheExpectation Greek Life Pledge. Phi Gamma Delta fraternity hosted Tracy’s lecture in the Student Union Retama. “The...

Cardboard Kids campaign advocates for child abuse awarness

Cardboard Kids campaign advocates for child abuse awarness

Breahna Luera

April 16, 2019

On April 4, UTSA displayed decorated cardboard children as a part of the Cardboard Kids® campaign that was created in 2014 by ChildSafe, an organization that advocates for the protection of children who are abused and neglected. The Cardboard Kids® is a citywide public awareness campaign used to...

Students disagree on abortion debate

Students disagree on abortion debate

Joseph Torres

April 16, 2019

Students For Life (SFL) at UTSA displayed panels showcasing information related to Planned Parenthood on April 9. This demonstration included a pro-life panel discussion designed to answer questions for any student seeking further information on their stance. The demonstration was met with protestors...