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University excellence starts with diversity

Ryan Houston-Dial, Opinion Editor April 6, 2021

After the tragic events in the Atlanta area spas and Colorado supermarket mass shooting, I felt compelled to understand how UTSA would support minority students. Routinely when these horrific events take...

UTSA commended for its advancement of teacher diversity

Bella Nieto, News Editor March 19, 2021

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research and policy organization, placed UTSA’s undergraduate and graduate elementary teacher prep programs premiere in the country to contribute to...

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...

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Chick-fil-A cooks up controversy

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...

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

Myron Anderson named 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...

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...

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...

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...

The diversity debate

The diversity debate

paisano.online1 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...

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...

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...

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