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Anonymous attackers infiltrate Black Student Union meeting with racial slurs and racist music

The executive board of the Black Student Union at the Eilan.

Josh Peck, News Editor

September 25, 2020

Editor's Note: This story makes reference to a derogatory racial slur. Members of the Black Student Union (BSU), a student organization whose mission is to build connections among students of the Black diaspora, were inundated with racial slurs and racist music during a general meeting for the org...

Mandatory face coverings and move to online classes after Thanksgiving among fall plans

President Taylor Eighmy Speaks at the grand opening of the Westside Community Center in September, 2019. On Tuesday, Eighmy and two of his fellow administrators released part of their plan to reopen UTSA in the fall.

Josh Peck, News Editor

June 30, 2020

UTSA will require masks to be worn on campus and classes will move online-only following Thanksgiving break according to an email from university leadership on Tuesday. The two decisions mirror acts taken by UT Austin and Texas A&M University.  The fall academic calendar will remain the same, with c...

UTSA administrators announce major budget cuts and restrictive measures due to COVID-19

UTSA administrators are set to make substantial budget cuts for FY 21. These come as the COVID-19 pandemic damages university revenue streams.

Josh Peck, News Editor

May 1, 2020

Even after being awarded a federal emergency grant of nearly $30 million earlier in April, UTSA continues to struggle to make up for lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, university administrators led by President Dr. Taylor Eighmy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Kimberly Andrews Esp...

UT System chancellor says all UT institutions ‘will be open in the fall’

James B. Milliken is the chancellor of the UT System. He recently said that UT universities would be open in some capacity in Fall 2020.

Josh Peck, News Editor

May 1, 2020

In an interview with the Texas Tribune on April 30, UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken addressed whether UT System institutions would open in the Fall 2020 semester after Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University-San Antonio announced on April 30 they would be opening in the fall.  ...

Keep track of coronavirus updates from UTSA administration members

The mostly-empty Sombrilla sits in the center of Main Campus. UTSA has recently decided to transition classes online for the remainder of the spring semester.

Josh Peck and Breahna Luera

April 8, 2020

For the most up-to-date information, visit UTSA’s coronavirus information page. April 8 Update from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy On April 8, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent an email to students announcing that summer courses will be held online for the upcoming Summer 2020 terms. According to Eighmy, the univer...

President Eighmy recieves award

President Eighmy recieves award

Breahna Luera

April 9, 2019

The San Antonio Business Journal has announced President Taylor Eighmy as the inaugural Dealmaker of the Year. While Eighmy is not San Antonio’s first Dealmaker—someone who initiates additional infrastructure and culture to the city—he is the first to be named Dealmaker of the Year. He received...

Roadrunner football fans, relax

Graphic of Taylor Eighmey dropping money into a bucket labeled

Editorial Board and Ryan Garza

September 27, 2018

Relax. Don’t hit that panic button just yet. After starting the season off losing their first three games, UTSA received outrage and backlash from fans about what was going wrong with team and how it could be solved, but UTSA faithfuls need to accept what the team is trying to do and understand that...

Sotomayor’s wide approval is worth exploring

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited UTSA on Jan. 25, 2018.
Gaige Davila/The Paisano

Editorial Board

January 31, 2018

UTSA’s high profile visit from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor moved the audience. Her can-do advice was inspiring, as was her humble background. Unfortunately, only students selected before the presentation were permitted to ask Sotomayor a question. The personal questions were interest...

Supreme Court Justice visits UTSA

Supreme court justice Sonia Sotomayor high fives UTSA president Taylor Eighmy. Gaige Davila/The Paisano

Isaac Serna

January 31, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s inspirational account of her life elicited applause throughout her presentation to the UTSA community, but when President Taylor Eighmy said, “She is the first Latina to sit on the high bench,” the audience began cheering. “That gives me goosebumps,...

#UTSAUnited: student organizations respond

Student stands to voice their opinion of the white nationalist banner hung on campus. Vincent Valdez/The Paisano

Vincent Valdez

November 29, 2017

Ten student organizations, led by the UTSA NAACP chapter, organized to draft a letter calling for an administrative response to a white nationalist banner hung outside the University Center. The white nationalist group Patriot Front claimed responsibility on Twitter, posting two photos of two separate...

Patriot Front Targets UTSA

Student stands to voice their opinion of the white nationalist banner hung on campus. Vincent Valdez/The Paisano

Gaige Davila

November 24, 2017

Patriot Front, a national white supremacist organization, has claimed responsibility via Twitter for the unauthorized display of a banner over the UC Paseo (Main Campus) on Nov. 16. Similar banners and flyers were posted on other area campuses. Flyers were posted at Northwest Vista College in San...

‘Reimagining’ the future of the UTSA Downtown Campus

President Eighmy shares his vision of the Downtown Campus among San Antonio leadership. Photo Courtesy of UTSA Today

Vincent Valdez

November 15, 2017

On Nov. 13, UTSA celebrated the Downtown Campus 20th Anniversary by honoring its past, reimagining its future and exploring opportunities to advance and grow into an urban-serving university through a series of presentations, panel discussions and a party on the Plaza catered by Bill Miller’s Bar-b-q...