The University Star

Meal plan and dining changes to set for fall 2020

Meal plan and dining changes to set for fall 2020

Sarah Martinez, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

Meal plan changes are coming fall 2020 to help accommodate dining needs for students on meal plans; dining hall remodels and other additions will begin fall 2020 and 2021. Upcoming enhancements at Commons and Harris dining halls include expanded seating, happy hour, table-side service and steak and...

Texas State takes green initiative

Texas State takes green initiative

Sarah Martinez, News Reporter

February 18, 2020

Texas State's Office of Sustainability aims to create a more eco-friendly community on campus by focusing on the importance of non-paper recycling methods. Office of Sustainability intern Emma Parsley, engineering technology senior, said the office is currently working on a Bin Pairing Project, which...

Texas State develops tools to diversify faculty

Texas State develops tools to diversify faculty

Sarah Martinez

November 20, 2019

Texas State Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs has developed a new set of tools for hiring a more diverse faculty. The Toolkit and Best Practices for Inclusive Excellence in Faculty Hiring and Retention is a multidimensional resource that includes data on student and faculty demographi...

Student Government diversity week advocates for campus inclusivity

Student Government diversity week advocates for campus inclusivity

Sarah Martinez

October 24, 2019

Student Government is hosting its first-ever Diversity Week, celebrating values and differences in the Texas State student body.Scheduled for Oct. 25-Nov. 2, the week includes programs and events advancing cultural and diversity awareness. Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth is the first program Student G...

Student Government retention rate suffers

Student Government retention rate suffers

Sarah Martinez

October 16, 2019

Recently, Student Government has faced a drop in student senator retention. A special election is being held Nov. 11-14 to fulfill vacant seats. Call for a special election is due to student senators leaving the Senate. Out of 30 senators, seven have quit. According to Student Body President Corey Benbow, reas...

Menstruation frustration leaves campus

Menstruation frustration leaves campus

Sarah Martinez

October 8, 2019

The frustration of paying for menstrual products is being alleviated on campus as years of legislation enact free menstrual hygiene for students. Legislation for the Menstrual Availability Act was first introduced in Student Government April 2018 by former Student Senator Elijah Miller. The act allows s...

Meal plan confusion cleared up

Meal plan confusion cleared up

Sarah Martinez

October 2, 2019

Recent dispute has occurred within the Texas State student body regarding new meal plans. The switch has led students to question if the university genuinely knows what best for its attendees. The most noticeable change to the 2019-2020 meal plans is the addition of meal equivalencies, which hold...

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