The University Star

Vie Lofts completes million-dollar renovation

Vie Lofts completes million-dollar renovation

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

February 17, 2020

Vie Lofts has completed a million-dollar renovation, following concerns of the building's structural integrity in September. Vie Management, stated that renovations to the building had been in the works since March of 2019, following the buildings acquisition. Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer...

Tenured professor may be terminated pending Board of Regent’s decision

Tenured professor may be terminated pending Board of Regent’s decision

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

February 10, 2020

David Wiley may be terminated and have his tenure revoked following a second Faculty Hearing Tribunal's findings of sexual misconduct. The Texas State System Board of Regents will meet Feb. 13-14, and vote on whether or not to revoke tenure and terminate Wiley, a tenured professor in the College o...

The Main Point: You need us and we need you

The Main Point: You need us and we need you

Editorial Board, Editor-In-Chief

January 28, 2020

Collegiate journalists live through the stories they tell and the people who share their stories with them. Student newsrooms, while you remember people, places and things that go wrong, on Student Press Freedom Day, we remember you. When a story runs, journalists have the opportunity to change lives....

Department of Education to conduct campus crime program review

Department of Education to conduct campus crime program review

Jakob Rodriguez

November 12, 2019

The Department of Education notified Texas State it would be conducting an off-site campus crime program review to evaluate the university’s compliance with the Clery Act. The notification from the DOE on Nov. 6 was followed by an announcement from University President Denise M. Trauth the next...

Student found unresponsive in Laurel Hall, later pronounced dead

Student found unresponsive in Laurel Hall, later pronounced dead

Jakob Rodriguez

October 23, 2019

University Police and Emergency Medical Services found a student unresponsive in a dorm on the San Marcos campus. The student was later pronounced dead Sunday evening. Records obtained by The University Star indicate the death was originally reported to the UPD at approximately 5:38 p.m. via a 911 ...

Texas State to hire compliance specialists

Texas State to hire compliance specialists

Jakob Rodriguez

October 15, 2019

Texas State is seeking to fill two full-time positions dealing specifically with Clery compliance issues across campus. The announcement of the additional positions comes after The University Star was able to uncover 24 sexual assault crimes from 2014-2016. The crimes were Clery reportable and uncategorize...

Texas Legislator weighs in on Clery report

Texas Legislator weighs in on Clery report

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

At least one Texas legislator has called for changes in reporting practices across Texas institutions. Texas State detailed numerous instances of underreported crime statistics on campus between 2016-2018 in its Annual Security Report. Now, the state—as well as the campus community—is taking notice. Texas State Rep. Chris Turner addressed a letter to the Texas ...

Annual Security Report tallies 57 rapes from 2016-2018

Annual Security Report tallies 57 rapes from 2016-2018

Jakob Rodriguez

October 1, 2019

Twenty-nine rapes were left off of Texas State’s previous years’ Annual Security Report, formerly known as “Campus Watch.” Texas State released the latest version of its Annual Security Report of Clery-reportable data Monday, Oct. 1, which detailed numerous instances of gross underreporting of crime statistics on campus betwee...

Texas State addresses ‘Campus Watch’ deficiencies

Texas State addresses ‘Campus Watch’ deficiencies

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2019

Editor's note: the paragraph regarding UPD Chief Clouse's email communication with CSA's was updated in order to provide context. Texas State University participates in the campus-wide disclosure of crime statistics within one city block of all university property and follows a surprising trend ...

Raising your voice: civic engagement more important than ever

Raising your voice: civic engagement more important than ever

Jakob Rodriguez

August 27, 2019

Byline: U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)Welcome to campus, Bobcats, both new and returning! Whether you are learning your way around campus or embracing your last year, we need thoughtful leaders like you. I implore you to get involved. As a member of Congress representing much of San Marcos, ...

Alex Peacock goes Greek

Alex Peacock goes Greek

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

July 28, 2019

The 6'7" forward takes his talent to Cyprus Greece to play pro-ball In many people’s minds, the peacock tatted, high-energy personality from Bloomington, Illinois was the most interesting player to put on the maroon and gold. When Alex Peacock signed his first professional contract earlier t...

Bobcats hold heads high amid pre-season projections at media day

Bobcats hold heads high amid pre-season projections at media day

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

July 24, 2019

Picked to finish last or near it in every single pre-season poll, the first time in Head Coach Jake Spavital’s career that he is on a team that is not expected to win, the Bobcats headed into the Sun Belt Conference's media day with the same players the team took last season. Both senior center...

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