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Faculty Senate reports job security concerns, conflict with department chairs

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Ricardo Delgado, News Contributor

September 10, 2020

Texas State's Faculty Senate reported concerns from non-tenured faculty who feel reluctant to speak out against the university due to job security fears and criticized an unbalanced dynamic between staff and department chairs. Faculty Senate, in its Sept. 9 meeting, also discussed its focus for the...

Texas State reports 16 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 9, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 16 new student cases Sept. 9. According to the dashboard, 200 student cases and eight faculty/staff cases have been reported since new student move-in began Aug. 16. 180 students cases and five faculty/staff cases have been reported since the fall seme...

Hays County reports 34 new COVID-19 cases, 69 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 9, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 34 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 69 recoveries Sept. 9, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,560, active cases to 1,953 and recoveries to 3,556. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 735, 765 and 316 active cases, respectively. Accordin...

Texas State seeks additional quarantine, isolation space on campus

Texas State announced visitors will no longer be allowed in dorm rooms. The university, following recommendations from national health officials, says it will also begin searching for space in university-owned facilities to house students diagnosed with COVID-19 or in quarantine.

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 9, 2020

Texas State will no longer allow students to have visitors in their dorm rooms and is seeking additional spaces on campus for students to self-isolate and quarantine. The university, in consultation with President Denise Trauth and the President's Cabinet, is identifying additional space in university-owned...

Texas State reports 61 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 8, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 61 new student cases from Sept. 4-8. According to the dashboard, 184 student cases and eight faculty/staff cases have been reported since new student move-in began Aug. 16. 164 students cases and five faculty/staff cases have been reported since the fall ...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 8, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Sept. 8, a San Marcos woman in her 60s. The total number of fatalities in the county is 51. Since Sept. 4, the county reported 55 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 53 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to...

Sewell Park to remain closed for remainder of semester

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Arthur Fairchild, News Contributor

September 7, 2020

An iconic staple to Texas's State campus, Sewell Park, is expected to remain closed for the remainder of the fall semester—a major adjustment for students and the local community dealing with the closure of most San Marcos public parks. Sewell Park closed March 24 following a surge in Hays County COVID-19 cases and report...

Hays County reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, 66 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 4, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 25 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 66 recoveries Sept. 4, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,471, active cases to 1,987 and recoveries to 3,434. Kyle has the highest number of active cases in the county at 771. San Marcos and Bu...

Faculty Senate discusses COVID-19 dashboard, testing changes

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Ricardo Delgado, News Contributor

September 3, 2020

Talking to university officials, Texas State's Faculty Senate questioned the effectiveness of the university's COVID-19 case reporting and plans for random testing, in its Sept. 2 meeting. The senate also discussed the campus COVID-19 dashboard, changes to testing, plans for the spring 2021 semester,...

Texas State reports 27 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 3, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 27 new student cases and one new faculty/staff case Sept. 3. According to the dashboard, 123 student cases and eight faculty/staff cases have been reported since new student move-in began Aug. 16. 103 students cases and five faculty/staff cases have bee...

Hays County reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, 110 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 3, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 21 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 110 recoveries Sept. 3, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,446, active cases to 2,028 and recoveries to 3,368. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 786. Kyle and Buda...

Texas State reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 2, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added Sept. 2 10 new student cases. According to the dashboard, 96 student cases and seven faculty/staff cases have been reported since new student move-in began Aug. 16. 76 students cases and four faculty/staff cases have been reported since the fall semester ...

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