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Faculty diversity matters too

Faculty diversity matters too

Editorial Board

February 4, 2020

UTSA prides itself on being a Minority-Serving Institution that promotes diversity. Any racial disparities on our college campus between students and professors indicate a lack of drive for racial inclusivity of our campus. UTSA consists of 8% Black students, 56% Hispanic students, 6% Asian students and...

Chick-fil-A cooks up controversy

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Alejandro Lopez

April 2, 2019

Chick-fil-A, one of the country’s most recognizable fast-food chains, was recently banned from the San Antonio International Airport by the San Antonio City Council due to the company’s reported opposition to the LGBTQ+ community. UTSA has a Chick-fil-A location in the John Peace Library on the main...

Myron Anderson named vice president for inclusive excellence

Myron Anderson, UTSA's vice president for inclusive excellence.

Alejandro Lopez

January 16, 2019

Myron Anderson was selected as the university’s vice president for inclusive excellence in early November and officially began to fulfill his duties in this founding position on Jan. 1. Anderson will be assisting UTSA in moving in a strategic direction towards improving the campus climate for underrepr...

Faculty, students desire more diversity in faculty-to-staff ratio

Kenyatta Battle

October 19, 2017

Interim provost plans for more wider range of faculty within ten years   According to UTSA’s 2016 Census Demographics, 51 percent UTSA students are Hispanic, but only 18 percent of UTSA faculty are Hispanic. Comparatively, 26 percent of UTSA students are white, while 54 percent of UTSA faculty ...

Valentine’s Day reminds us to tolerate differences

Jeremiah Hobbs

February 15, 2017

Let’s talk about love. Better yet, let’s talk about a different kind of love, a word less used—now more than ever: tolerance. The sky is baby-blue as I write this; a warm, Texan-winter air has settled outside. Valentine’s Day is projected to look just as sunny, as it should. I’ve bought my ...

UTSA’s faculty should reflect its students’ diversity

Editorial staff

August 31, 2016

Hispanic Outlook magazine has once again commended UTSA for its high enrollment of Hispanic students and graduation of Hispanic graduate students. But despite serving a student body in which half of the students identified as Hispanic, only 18 percent of UTSA’s faculty identified as Hispanic. This figure ...

The diversity debate

The diversity debate


May 4, 2016

The Hispanic Majority Ideal “These statistics are appropriate to our geographic location. San Antonio, being very close to Mexico, is primarily Hispanic.” — Veronica Salvio, junior biochemistry major “You don’t really see it (The Hispanic majority), but you feel it,” — Amari Cunningham, Fr...

New Policy to Address Diversity at Each UT System Institution, Implemented in 2017

November 18, 2015

There is a significant disparity in the racial makeup between students and the faculty in the entire University of Texas System. According to the Fall 2014 Fact Book, 48.4 percent of UTSA’s student population is Hispanic, while only 17 percent of the faculty is Hispanic. Contrastingly, 59 percent...

Conservative policy threatens ethnic studies

April 9, 2013

As the Texas Legislature sits in session, many Texans are questioning the future of diversity in Texas education. SB 1128, filed by Republican Texas Senator Dan Patrick, has the potential to lessen the diversity in higher education by discouraging ethnic studies. Many concerned Chicana and Chicano voters h...