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“Graduation rates are unacceptable”

Sources include: College Scorecard. Tristan Ipock, The Paisano
Isaac Serna March 28, 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....

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...

The UT System owes us transparency

Editorial staff March 1, 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...

Romo responds

Ethan Pham, The Paisano
Caroline Traylor, Isaac Serna, and Samuel De Leon February 23, 2017

UTSA President Ricardo Romo has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately pending a review of allegations related to his conduct. University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven announced...

What Does Our Future Hold?

What Does Our Future Hold?
Samuel De Leon February 23, 2017

Current university President Ricardo Romo has taken administrative leave pending a review of his conduct. The presidential search committee continues to search for Romo’s replacement, who is set to start...

UTSA community defines values, not administrators

Editorial staff February 23, 2017

At times of success as well as moments of uncertainty, the UTSA community must embrace its core values: integrity, excellence and respect. In light of President Ricardo Romo’s recent administrative...


Ethan Pham & Tristan Ipock, The Paisano.
Isaac Serna January 12, 2017

The UTSA Faculty Senate passed a resolution calling on the provost, president and UT System chancellor to affirm the university’s commitment to diversity. “Many members of the Senate want to show...

UT System has financial ties to Trans-Pecos pipline

Young girls hold signs that draw connections between Trans-Pecos and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo courtesy of BBCA
Alex Birnel October 26, 2016

“Natural gas could turn things around (economically) for communities that would literally never be able to afford going sustainable with wind and solar (energy),” said senior environmental science...

McRaven memorandum misses point of protest

Editorial Board September 14, 2016

As symbols of America's relatively short, yet contentious history, our nation’s flag and anthem conjure different images for everybody. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal...

Campus carry is in effect, but debate isn’t over

Senate Bill 11 allows persons eligible under state law to “concealed carry” a handgun. Persons carrying a handgun must store the fire arm in a backpack or wear it so it’s outline is invisible.
Alex Birnel August 16, 2016

As of Aug. 1, concealed campus carry is legal for persons deemed eligible by state law on all universities in the UT System. The specifics of Senate Bill 11, passed in May, 2015, permits those...

New Policy to Address Diversity at Each UT System Institution, Implemented in 2017

November 18, 2015

There is a significant disparity in the racial makeup between students and the faculty in the entire University of Texas System. According to the Fall 2014 Fact Book, 48.4 percent of UTSA’s student...

UT System plans to merge two South Texas universities, create med school

January 29, 2013

In December 2012, the UT System’s Board ofRegents unanimously approved a plan to merge two Rio Grande Valley universities—UTPan American (UTPA) and UT Brownsville.With relatively small student populations...

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