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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...

Increased tuition and fees?

Increased tuition and fees?

Joseph Torres

September 11, 2019

For the first time, universities in the UT System are being compared to one another for cohesive planning at the System Administration level. Prior to the 2019 Fall semester, each school operated independently within their own parameters. This leaves UTSA with roughly one month to develop any proposals...

Faculty free speech on campus

Faculty free speech on campus

Heather Montoya

September 27, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin (UT) requested that their faculty remove any outward facing signs from their office windows by Sept. 7. Some of the signs being removed were affiliated with Gunfree UT, an organization opposed to guns on the UT campus. The Daily Texan, UT Austin’s student newspaper,...

San Antonio: the (big) little city that could

San Antonio: the (big) little city that could

Mackenzie Dyer

January 31, 2018

San Antonio’s future is bright. In 2016, the city was listed by The Huffington Post as one of the five most underrated cities in the United States along with places like Pittsburg, Birmingham, Raleigh and Salt Lake City. The Huffington Post report, which gathered information from a Condé Nast “Traveler,...

New semester, new name

New semester, new name

Gaige Davila

January 10, 2018

University center renamed Student Union   The University Center (UC) will be renamed “UTSA Student Union” after the University Center Advisory Council, a board composed of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and UTSA Student Government Association (SGA) members, approved resolution GA ...

Tuition increase proposed

Tuition increase proposed

Samuel De Leon

December 6, 2017

UTSA’s Tuition and Fees Committee will soon send its proposal for a tuition increase to UTSA President Taylor Eighmy and then the UT System Board of Regents. With relatively no change in tuition and fees for the past six years, administrators felt it was time for a tuition hike. The committee will subm...

CAP students anonymous

CAP students  anonymous

Mackenzie Dyer

September 27, 2017

What is CAP? The term is a familiar one at UTSA, but few people completely understand what it entails or how it affects their campus. The Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP) expands admission options available to students interested in enrolling at the University of Texas at Austin–the University of ...

UTSA Ranked #68 among young universities

UTSA Ranked #68 among young universities

Samuel De Leon

April 12, 2017

UTSA continues to strive for success, boosting a higher rating on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. “This is a tremendous accomplishment, one that you should be very proud of,” Acting President Pedro Reyes said when addressing faculty. “Without the commitment of each of you t...

Q&A: Dr. Pedro Reyes

Q&A: Dr. Pedro Reyes

Isaac Serna and Samuel De Leon

March 29, 2017

The Paisano sat with Interim President Dr. Pedro Reyes to get his take on UTSA, its future and his role at the university. Interview conducted by Isaac Serna & Samuel DeLeon Q: How would you describe your first day as interim president at UTSA? It was a pleasant day for me. Meeting all the colleag...

“Graduation rates are unacceptable”

“Graduation rates are unacceptable”

Isaac Serna

March 29, 2017

The recent shift in leadership following former UTSA President Ricardo Romo’s exit opened the floor to the question: “what is next for the University of Texas at San Antonio?” Acting President Dr. Pedro Reyes has transitioned into his role quickly and has no reservations voicing the challenges UTSA fac...

Odd man out

Editorial staff

March 8, 2017

Since Chancellor McRaven’s cryptic email announcing President Romo was being placed on administrative leave due to allegations regarding his conduct, the series of subsequent events can only be described as odd. Each morsel of information passed along to UTSA students, faculty and staff came via the ...

The UT System owes us transparency

Editorial staff

March 2, 2017

It’s been two weeks since UTSA President Ricardo Romo was placed on administrative leave pending a review of allegations to his conduct. The announcement was made in an email sent to UTSA faculty by chancellor William McRaven Since that cryptic email, the UT System has not given any new informati...