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President Eighmy says UTSA will ‘broadly re-open’ in Fall 2020

President Eighmy speaks at a podium. Eighmy announced on May 11 that UTSA campuses will reopen in the coming fall.

Josh Peck, News Editor

May 11, 2020

President Taylor Eighmy announced on May 11 that the UTSA campuses would reopen in Fall 2020 and that a detailed plan of the process and safety measures that will be put in place when the university reopens would be released in late June.  The announcement came 12 days after UT System Chancellor J...

President Eighmy updates the UTSA community on the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

President Eighmy updates the UTSA community on the university's response to the coronavirus pandemic

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 18, 2020

On March 17, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent students an email with an update on COVID-19’s effects on the UTSA community. The email stated that virtual instruction will last through the end of the spring semester, Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies will be postponed and all able students who live...

Eighmy gives update on campus well-being

Eighmy gives update on campus well-being

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 4, 2020

UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent students an update on campus well-being via email on Feb. 28. “Over the last couple of months, concerns have been raised regarding UTSA’s efforts to promote wellness and provide access to mental health services,” Eighmy said in the email. “I’ve heard...

The state of mental health at UTSA

President Taylor Eighmy addresses an on-campus suicide that occurred in December 2019. Dr. Melissa Hernandez, director of Counseling and Mental Health Services, co-leads the President’s Initiative on Enriching Campus Wellbeing.

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

February 19, 2020

On Feb. 7, President Taylor Eighmy provided The Paisano with his first statement regarding the suicide of Cesar Caballero, sophomore pre-music major and Resident Assistant (RA) at Alvarez Hall. The incident occurred on Dec. 4, 2019, at Alvarez Hall. “We are all deeply saddened by the death of Cesar ...

The expectation has been set

Frank Wilson and his team taking the field before a game. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Jose Bouquett

September 24, 2019

UTSA officially codified their zero-tolerance sexual assault policy, named after sexual assault advocate and survivor Brenda Tracy, effective at the beginning of this semester. As a community, not enough is done to prevent sexual assault, and this was an excellent step from the university in order to...

President Eighmy institutes Student Advisory Council

President Eighmy institutes Student Advisory Council

Breahna Luera

March 6, 2019

President Taylor Eighmy recently launched his Student Advisory Council in hopes to gain a better understanding of students’ perspectives on campus life and get continuous input from them on how to make UTSA a better place for everyone. Deans and senior officers from every college chose the most...

New initiative strives for zero-tolerance environment

New initiative strives for zero-tolerance environment

Alejandro Lopez

February 20, 2019

President Taylor Eighmy announced the President’s Initiative on Preventing Sexual Assault and Misconduct on Feb. 11. The goal of this initiative is to create a zero tolerance environment for sexual assault and misconduct at UTSA. “Our students deserve to live, work and study in an environment with z...

Students rally against sexual assault

Students rally against sexual assault

Alejandro Lopez

February 13, 2019

Students involved in the #ChangeRapeCulture group organized a rally under the Sombrilla on Feb. 13 at 12 p.m. The purpose of the rally is to raise awareness of the group’s call to action and make their presence known. “We're hosting the protest to let people know that #ChangeRapeCulture is more t...

Letter to the Editor: Tolerating the intolerant

Protest at a university

Eddie Cruz

November 1, 2018

Free speech is an important right on college campuses in America. It’s also the conservatives’ last resort when someone disagrees with them because there are no grounds for their argument. On Oct. 4, 2018, a right-winged organization known as the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) began a pro-Kavan...

Re-developing the downtown campus

UTSA Downtown Campus
Photo courtesy of UTSA

Heather Montoya

June 9, 2018

Task force targets services, communication, curriculum, housing and name change Three community town hall meetings were held in April to discuss the development of the downtown campus. Since the meetings, President Eighmy’s Downtown Campus Task Force has continued to receive feedback from the UTSA comm...

College readiness raises rates

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Editorial Board and Isaac Serna

April 3, 2018

Raising retention and graduation rates at UTSA is often described as our number one academic priority. It is the measure that identifies how many students are receiving an education and following through with their degree plan on-time. The steps leading up to the undergraduate level contributes immensely...