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New all-gender bathroom comes to JPL

Sign posted outside of JPL construction for new all-gender bathroom. The JPL all-gender bathroom will be the university’s 12th.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 3, 2020

An all-gender bathroom is being constructed on the first floor of the John Peace Library (JPL) and will be ready for use in April 2020. Construction for the JPL all-gender bathroom began in December 2019. This will be just one addition to the 11 pre-existing all-gender bathrooms between the Main and...

Campus takes steps towards a greener future – mostly

Campus takes steps towards a greener future – mostly

Maha Qadri

September 24, 2019

If you’ve been at UTSA for the past couple of years, you should be able to recognize all the patches of construction sprinkled around campus. UTSA’s upcoming Science & Engineering Building has steadily been making itself known. Our East Campus parking lot received an expansion. A little way down...

They paved paradise to put up a parking lot

Editorial staff

April 20, 2017

UTSA students have demanded more parking spaces for years with no response from the university. In August, a change.org petition titled “Create Better Student Parking at UTSA” garnered over 360 signatures. Students passing by the Business Building will notice noisy construction in the place of a on...

New parking lot under construction

Trees were dragged away during parking lot construction. Diane Abdo, The Paisano

Molly Crowder

April 12, 2017

Limited parking availability is a common complaint among UTSA faculty and students. Many students and visitors complain there are not enough spots available and the lots are always full. To solve this problem, UTSA has begun constructing two new parking lots. In doing so, UTSA has razed a green space...

UTSA opens new off-road race track

UTSA opens new off-road race track

Jade Cuevas

April 5, 2017

Get your overcompensating trucks, Ford Mustangs, precarious Jeeps and extremely-old, oh-god-please-start cars ready. UTSA has just opened a new off-roading race track along UTSA Boulevard. The news finally provides an answer as to what has been going on with the piles of dirt and construction equipment tha...

Satire:Construction produces creative, dangerous detours

Robert Avila

March 22, 2016

If you are one of the many students, professors and faculty who commutes to campus, you may have already noticed the traffic created by major construction around UTSA. Drivers should expect to adjust again because, starting next week, all roads leading to UTSA will be closed including the access roads fro...

Construction on UTSA BLVD brings students, Campus to a halt

August 17, 2015

Reconsider hitting the snooze button - instead hit the gas pedal sooner this semester. Construction along UTSA Boulevard continues to slow traffic and increase travel times. However, once the $9 million road expansion project is complete, travel to and from the university, surrounding busine...

Bill could finance new science building at UTSA, alleviate aging labs and classrooms

April 21, 2015

Marcus Connely, the Paisano On April 9, The Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 100, which would authorize funding for construction projects on college campuses across Texas. Authored by John Zerwas, R-Richmond, HB 100 seeks to approve over $3 billion in tuition rev...

New construction science lab allows integration of technology and teaching

February 3, 2015

The UTSA downtown campus continues to innovate with the addition of the new Bartelett Cocke General Contractors Teaching and Research Laboratory. The Department of Construction Science, part of the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, will utilize the new technology and classroom to ...

Building for discovery

November 15, 2004

With construction underway and completion expected for the start of the 2005 fall semester, the new Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering building (BSE) is hoping to set UTSA on the path to becoming a top-tier research institution. The building, at more than 220,000 square feet will cost $83.7 ...