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Faculty of color legislation introduced, chief of staff keeps position

Faculty of color legislation introduced, chief of staff keeps position

Geoff Sloan

February 26, 2019

For the third meeting of the semester, public calls for Student Government to end internal conflicts and focus on updating its website and creating legislation were made, this week by Sam Houston State University Student Government President David Eller. Student Government introduced legislation to...

Presidential candidates present platforms during Student Government debate

Presidential candidates present platforms during Student Government debate

Geoff Sloan

February 19, 2019

Diversity and inclusion, government transparency and Fraternity and Sorority Life were hot topics during the Feb. 11 Student Government debate, which gave presidential and vice-presidential candidates a chance to argue their platforms and win students over before voting starts. The debate, hosted...

Elections, resignations and more at Student Government meeting

Elections, resignations and more at Student Government meeting

Geoff Sloan

February 14, 2019

Two senators announced their resignation, a new Senate Pro Tempore was elected, articles of impeachment were read and legislation was introduced and passed Monday night during the weekly Student Government meeting. Sen. Spencer Lewis and Meghan Busby announced their resignations Monday; Lewis' during...

Forbes’ list commends Texas State, students dispute results

Forbes’ list commends Texas State, students dispute results

Geoff Sloan

February 9, 2019

A recent Forbes report naming Texas State among America's best employers for diversity is facing backlash from students claiming otherwise. Market research company Statista worked with Forbes to create a ranking of the top 500 organizations based on their diversity in employment. Texas State's...

More politics, less policy during Student Government meeting

More politics, less policy during Student Government meeting

Geoff Sloan

February 6, 2019

In the first Student Government meeting since Student Body President Ruben Becerra Jr.'s Feb. 4 resignation, new environmental legislation was introduced and student concerns about the legitimacy of Student Government were voiced. Vice President Alison Castillo, who recently dropped out of the 2019-20 Stu...

Current cabinet members campaign for president, vice president

Current cabinet members campaign for president, vice president

Geoff Sloan

February 5, 2019

A slow and methodical movement with their #ItsTimeTo campaign hashtag is how Presidential Candidate Matthew Gonzales and Vice Presidential Candidate Alison Castillo plan to run their campaign in this election season. The Gonzales-Castillo campaign outlined their platform to focus on under-represented...

Student Government president resigns, again

Student Government president resigns, again

Geoff Sloan

February 4, 2019

Student Government President Ruben Becerra Jr. resigned from his position Monday morning, citing his inability to make the weekly Student Government Senate meetings  Becerra is the third SG president in two years to leave office before their terms ends. According to Sen. Claudia Gasponi, the Student...

Benbow-Thompson campaign escapes election violations on procedural error

Benbow-Thompson campaign escapes election violations on procedural error

Geoff Sloan

February 2, 2019

The Student Government Election Board decided Feb. 1 it could not rule on possible Benbow-Thompson campaign violations due to procedural errors by the Election Board. Presidential Candidate Corey Benbow and Vice Presidential Candidate Tucker Thompson allegedly violated the election code by prematurely...

Student Government Election Board members confirmed, ADA improvement legislation passed

Student Government Election Board members confirmed, ADA improvement legislation passed

Geoff Sloan

January 29, 2019

Four Student Government Election Board members were confirmed and three pieces of legislation were passed Jan. 28 at the first Student Government meeting of the spring semester. The Senate confirmed Student Body President Ruben Becerra's Election Board Commission nominations: Chairperson Joshua Clarke...

Former mayor attempts to duck University Star campaign ad payments

Former mayor attempts to duck University Star campaign ad payments

Geoff Sloan

January 26, 2019

  After losing his re-election bid last November, former San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides attempted to not pay previously negotiated campaign advertising costs owed to The University Star. Originally due on Dec. 6, 2018, the former mayor waited until Jan. 25, 2019, to make the final payment,...

Medical company to relocate to STAR Park

Medical company to relocate to STAR Park

Geoff Sloan

January 23, 2019

Medical device manufacturer Sempulse will relocate its headquarters to the Science Technology and Advanced Research Park at Texas State. Moving the headquarters to Texas State's STAR Park was sparked by Sempulse's interest in both Austin and San Antonio. The innovation corridor has been promoted by Texas State and other institutions as more businesses look towards Austin, San Antonio and other cities...

From Norway with love

From Norway with love

Geoff Sloan

December 5, 2018

OSLO, Norway – This city is like a little United Nations. I’ve made connections from every corner of the globe and I'm still counting. I’ve had the pleasure of having conversations with people from a staggering 26 countries since arriving in August. These people represent a few countries I’ve...

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