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Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

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Post-closure: good or bad for diversity efforts?

Post-closure: good or bad for diversity efforts?

Andrew Dotson, Staff Writer February 4, 2024

On Jan. 2, UTSA President Taylor Eighmy announced the unexpected closure of the Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE). This comes in stark contrast to the university’s original commitment to repurposing...

Diversity office closed; no plans to repurpose

Diversity office closed; no plans to repurpose

Amber Serio, News Editor January 23, 2024

In an email sent to all faculty, staff and students at UTSA, President Taylor Eighmy announced on Jan. 2 that the university’s decision to repurpose the Office of Inclusive Excellence, which closed in...

UTSA works on SB 17 internal review process

UTSA works on SB 17 internal review process

Jessica McLaren, News Editor October 3, 2023

Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott in June, requiring colleges and universities in Texas to close their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) offices by Jan. 1, 2024. UTSA is...

UTSA will wait until the end of the Legislative session to comment on potential impact of the bills.

Senate bills that could impact the higher education landscape see strides in Austin

Mason Hickok, Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2023

After several weeks of public testimony and debate, the Texas Senate has passed Senate Bills (SB) 16, 17 and 18, which would affect diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices and tenure, respectively....

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