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UTSA Emergency Alerts are Not ‘All Clear’

UTSA Emergency Alerts are Not ‘All Clear’

Xavier Richardson

November 6, 2019

In the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 3, UTSA students, faculty and staff received a notification from the UTSA Alerts System. The alert stated, “An off-campus incident has been reported near Main Campus. Avoid perimeter roads and seek shelter in a safe location.” As you can see, little information...

Guadalupe Hall set to be completed for Fall 2021

Photo courtesy of Alamo Architects

Jada Teague

October 23, 2019

UTSA has recently started building the new freshman residence hall on the Main Campus. The construction of the 101,351 square-foot building began this fall. It is located at the corner of Brenan Avenue and Tobin Avenue, near the Roadrunner Café and other campus resources for students. The resid...

2018 UTSA crime statistics

Graphic by Paola Esquivel

Joseph Torres

October 2, 2019

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates UTSA to release a report disclosing security information and criminal statistics annually. The Department of Public Safety at UTSA released the 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report in...

Student input requested for campus name change

Courtesy of Emilio Tavarez

Joseph Torres

September 11, 2019

UTSA’s president, Taylor Eighmy, sent out an email to students on Sept. 5 requesting recommendations to change the name of UTSA’s Main Campus. Eighmy stated, “It is apparent that the name ‘Main Campus’ no longer fits the vision of UTSA as one university with multiple campuses.” The deadline...

New shuttle services

UTSA shuttles parked in Brakenridge Parking Lot 1. 
Ricky Galindo/The Paisano

Heather Montoya

June 9, 2018

The Runner available to transport students between campuses Beginning in Fall 2018, UTSA will begin providing additional shuttle services for students. “UTSA recognizes the needs of its growing student population and is exploring a number of options including providing pilot shuttle services to ...

UC piano player on Main Campus plays his heart out

Photo by Jacques Nicolay

Taiwo Adepoju

February 23, 2017

Jacques Nicolay, a junior and a mechanical engineering major at UTSA, is one of the many piano players at UTSA who blesses the ears of UTSA students (when he gets the opportunity to) with as they sit, talk and walk near the HEB ballrooms and more recently, in the Ski Lodge. Nicolay had always wanted to do something wi...

Leisure area and spa for new Rec pool

January 28, 2014

The UT System Board of Regents recently approved a $5.9 million budget to renovate the pool in the Recreation Wellness Center on UTSA’s Main Campus. The old pool, which closed November 2011, will be dug out and replaced by the new pool. On Jan. 30, UTSA will meet with an architect to design ...

Last Light Up: Smoking restrictions begin June 1

April 16, 2013

Starting June 1, UTSA will make all of its campuses smoke-free and tobacco-free environments. This process will be carried out by the UTSA Tobacco-Free Task Force, who will make all three UTSA campuses smoke-free by June 1, 2014, according to official statements by UTSA Today.“The UTSA Sta...

Editorial: Ban on tobacco should go up in smoke

April 9, 2013

UTSA’s smoking policy is slated for change. The University recently moved forward in supporting a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus.The proposed policy explains beginning June 1, 2013 smokers will be allowed only on surface parking lots excluding, Ximenes Avenue lot, Ford Avenue lot, Laurel Villa...

City Council forums coming to UTSA

March 26, 2013

On March 27, UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA), in conjunction with the San Antonio League of Women Voters and the San Antonio 20/20 Organization, will be hosting a City Council Candidate Forum at UTSA’s main campus, and again at the downtown location on April 13. These even...