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Good riddance Betsy DeVos

Jaida Sloan, Staff writer January 29, 2021

The former Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, will be remembered as perhaps the most dangerous and inapt education secretaries in history. During DeVos’ tenure, she has pushed for school choice, cutting...

Don’t fret the end of semester scaries

Don’t fret the end of semester scaries

Donald Escamilla Jr. November 20, 2019

We are now in the final weeks of the Fall 2019 semester, and tensions are high for a lot of students. Teachers are dumping every assignment they have into these last weeks such as projects, homework and...

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A(+) permanent solution

Editorial Board October 23, 2019

A uniform grading system across all departments in the form of a plus/minus system needs to be implemented at UTSA. Currently, each department can decide whether to use a plus/minus system or a whole-letter...

Faculty senate votes on plus/minus grading

Faculty senate votes on plus/minus grading

Joseph Torres October 23, 2019

UTSA’s Faculty Senate voted against the Joint Committee on Plus/Minus Grading’s (JPMC) recommendation of a “complete discontinuation of the plus/minus grading system at UTSA” on Oct. 17. The JPCM,...

Sometimes, making the grade misses the point

Justice Lovin March 22, 2016

With the beginning of a new semester comes new courses, new professors and with them new grading systems for students to adjust to. Some professors prefer to assign letter grades, others rubrics with specific...

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