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Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

Editorial Board

January 21, 2020

Beginning in Fall 2020, UTSA’s Bold Promise initiative gurantees full financial aid for tuition and mandatory fees for eight semesters to students who satisfy specific requirements: being an incoming freshman in Fall 2020, having a median household income of $50,500 or less and being in the top 25...

Twins among first impacted by UTSA’s Bold Promise

Twins among first impacted by UTSA’s Bold Promise

Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 21, 2020

UTSA has recently announced its new Bold Promise program, a program that offers free tuition for eligible incoming freshmen. High school seniors and twins Adrian and Jennifer Uribe will be among the first Roadrunners affected by this program. Growing up on San Antonio’s West Side, the Uribe twins have...

Three students pass away

Three students pass away

Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 21, 2020

UTSA lost three Roadrunners in the Fall 2019 semester. Mariana Otero passed away in a car accident on Oct. 16. Senior finance major Eric Naranjo passed away in a plane crash on Dec. 1. Sophomore pre-music major Caesar Caballero passed away by suicide on Dec. 4. Dean of Students LT Robinson sent an e...

UT regents approve increased tuition and fees

UT regents approve increased tuition and fees

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Starting in Fall 2020, UTSA students on the traditional tuition rate plan will see an increase of 2.6%, or approximately $305.91, in their tuition and fees after the University of Texas (UT) System Board of Regents voted in Nov. 2019 to approve UTSA’s proposed increases. Students on the guaranteed ra...

UTSA community holds vigil for Cesar Caballero

UTSA community holds vigil for Cesar Caballero

Breahna Luera

December 10, 2019

The UTSA community joined the family of 19-year-old Cesar Caballero to hold a vigil in his memory in the Alvarez Hall Courtyard on Friday, Dec. 6. Caballero was a sophomore student and first-year resident assistant working at Alvarez Residence Hall who died by suicide on Wednesday, Dec. 4.  The memo...

Got free speech?

Got free speech?

Heather Montoya

November 13, 2019

President Taylor Eighmy sent a university-wide email to inform students about Protected Expression on Campus, a new Texas law that went into effect Sept. 1. The state law requires public universities to ensure that their campuses act as traditional public forums, to permit anyone to engage in lawful...

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...

Who is going to hold Greek life accountable?

Who is going to hold Greek life accountable?

Julia Maenius

October 16, 2019

This semester, the UTSA athletic department has instated the Brenda Tracy Rule, an agreement to hold athletes accountable for sexual assault and other serious misconduct inquires. While the implementation of the Tracy Rule in the athletic department has provided an accountibility policy for athletes,...

Researchers study theme park wait times

Researchers study theme park wait times

Kaylee Boggan

October 16, 2019

Researchers in the UTSA Department of Management Science and Statistics Wenbo Wu and Mark Leung, and undergraduate student Dayanira Mendoza studied different approaches to combating the waiting times at theme parks. “The course work in business analytics and supply chain; operations management programs...

Student fee increases proposed for Fall 2020

Student fee increases proposed for Fall 2020

Joseph Torres

October 16, 2019

Proposals to increase various UTSA student fees have been recommended to the university. Only one of the student fees will require a referendum, which affords students the ability to vote on the proposed increase. The Library Resource Charge (LM01), currently $5 per semester credit hour (SCH), was...

Office of Information Technology changes operation model

Office of Information Technology changes operation model

Heather Montoya

October 16, 2019

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will now be called University Technology Solutions (UTS). Kendra Ketchum, UTSA vice president for information management and technology, sent out an email announcing that the name change is effective as of Oct. 1. The office is not only changing its name, but...

Committee aims to make syllabi cosistent

Committee aims to make syllabi cosistent

Geoffrey Okolo

October 16, 2019

SGA officials have begun drafting the Syllabus, Attendance and Participation Grade Standardization Act. The Act was developed by students concerned about the inconsistencies and ambiguity regarding attendance and participation grades. “There were instances where faculty did not have any points allocated...