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White supremacist literature resurfaces around campus

White supremacist literature resurfaces around campus

Sandra Sadek, Senior News Reporter

March 28, 2020

Editor's note: In our coverage of this group's efforts to attempt to promote white nationalism, we have opted to blur their organizations name and have refrained from listing them by name in an effort to not give them an additional platform for hate or intolerance while also effectively reporting on...

Student Government calls for university to adopt “4.0/fail” grading policy

Student Government calls for university to adopt “4.0/fail” grading policy

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

March 27, 2020

Texas State’s Student Government has formally asked top administrators of the university to adopt a "4.0/fail" grading policy amidst challenges students face in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In a letter addressed to administrators, Student Body President Corey Benbow said...

Texas State faculty member tests positive for COVID-19

Texas State faculty member tests positive for COVID-19

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

March 27, 2020

A Texas State faculty member tested positive for COVID-19 according to an email from Student Health Center Director Dr. Emilio Carranco. According to the email, the faculty member became ill March 17 while away from campus during spring break. A full recovery is expected. The faculty member was...

Texas State closes Sewell Park

Texas State closes Sewell Park

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

March 24, 2020

Texas State is closing Sewell Park Tuesday, March 24 at sunset until further notice. The email from Vice President for Finance and Support Services Eric Algoe announcing Sewell Park's closure states: "Please remember these declarations and enforcements are to protect our community as we all work together...

Spring semester classes to remain online, dorms closing

Spring semester classes to remain online, dorms closing

Sandra Sadek, Senior News Reporter

March 19, 2020

All Texas State courses will be taught remotely for the remainder of the spring semester and all on-campus residence halls will be closed, according to an email sent by President Denise Trauth. Beginning March 30, all courses will be taught remotely and students living at Bobcat Village or in residence...

Hays County issues state of disaster amid COVID-19 concerns, first presumptive case

Hays County issues state of disaster amid COVID-19 concerns, first presumptive case

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 15, 2020

City and Hays County officials issued a state of disaster following the county's announcement of the first presumptive case of COVID-19. Hays County reported its first presumptive case of COVID-19 on Saturday, March 14, according to a county press release. The patient was admitted to a local hospital...

Q&A Re COVID-19 with University President Trauth and Provost Bourgeois

Q&A Re COVID-19 with University President Trauth and Provost Bourgeois

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 14, 2020

Editor's note: Editor-In-Chief of The University Star Jakob R. Rodriguez sat down with the University President Denise M. Trauth and University Provost Gene Bourgeois March 12 to talk about Texas State's preparedness and plan of action for combating the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). ...

First presumptive case of COVID-19 announced in Hays County

First presumptive case of COVID-19 announced in Hays County

Chase Rogers, News Editor

March 14, 2020

Hays County reported its first presumptive case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, March 14, according to a county press release. Health officials have begun the process to test the patient for COVID-19. The patient was admitted to a local hospital, having reportedly contacted the dise...

Alkek Library to remain open over extended spring break, computer labs closed

Alkek Library to remain open over extended spring break, computer labs closed

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

March 14, 2020

Texas State announced that the Alkek and Round Rock Campus libraries will be available for use over its extended spring break. Both libraries will remain open from March 14 to March 29 and during the following online class period from March 30 to April 12. Open Computer Labs will remain closed...

Workplace Policy changes to include remote working and learning

Workplace Policy changes to include remote working and learning

Sierra Martin, Senior News Reporter

March 13, 2020

At 12:40 p.m. on Friday, March 13 the Vice President of Financial Support Services Eric Algoe sent an email announcement to faculty and students regarding revisions to the General Workplace Policy amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. The General Workplace Policy UPPS 04.04.01 revisions include remote working,...

Student Government releases COVID-19 response

Student Government releases COVID-19 response

Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

March 13, 2020

Texas State Student Body President Corey Benbow released a response to the administration extending spring break for a week and moving courses online until April 12. Benbow encouraged students to return home if possible, but reminded those students who will remain on campus that the residence and...

PROVOST release continuity plan for academic courses and instruction

PROVOST release continuity plan for academic courses and instruction

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 12, 2020

Following University President Denise M. Trauth’s message regarding the extension of spring break and the transition to remote instruction, provost Gene Bourgeois released a contingency plan for faculty and staff members to "effectively implement the transition." What follows is the complete rel...

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