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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 demographics, how...

New constitution drafting results in long night of discussion for Student Government

New constitution drafting results in long night of discussion for Student Government

Sierra Martin, News Reporter

November 19, 2019

Student Government continued its joint session, discussing changes to the new constitution in The Constitutional Overhaul and Student Government Reform Act of 2019. Monday, Nov. 18, the session continued from last week to discuss changes to the Student Government constitution. The proposed changes aim to, "reform all components of Student Govern...

Regents approve new tuition proposal

Regents approve new tuition proposal

Sandra Sadek

November 19, 2019

A new proposal was approved by the Texas State University System's Board of Regents Nov. 14 to reflect suggestions from the Texas State Legislature. The new proposal for the student body would increase overall tuition by 2.6% for the next two academic years—fall 2020 and fall 2021—as opposed to the ...

Microsoft Pitch-Off is back

Microsoft Pitch-Off is back

Ziek Sanchez

November 18, 2019

Texas State hosted the second annual Microsoft Pitch-Off event on Nov. 15 in Alkek, providing students the opportunity to propose solutions and resolve issues in their local communities. The Microsoft Data Center Community Development team and Net Impact, a nonprofit organization aiming to use business...

Texas State professors pave way for NASA antennas

Texas State professors pave way for NASA antennas

Ziek Sanchez

November 15, 2019

Associate professor of engineering Dr. Maggie Chen has been researching and studying durable, flexible electronic circuits in hopes of creating new antennas for NASA space travel programs.For the past 15 years, Chen and her students' research has focused on finding the best metals to construct adaptable...

Texas State adds FAQs to Clery Act program review

Texas State adds FAQs to Clery Act program review

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2019

Texas State has added a list of frequently asked questions in regards to the Department of Education's current Clery Act Compliance Division Program review. The announcement from University President Denise M. Trauth (Nov. 7), followed the DOE's announcement of the off-site review. Annually, institutions...

Texas State implements bias reporting system

Texas State implements bias reporting system

Samantha Guerrero

November 14, 2019

Texas State administration is launching a bias response protocol in response to prejudiced or offensive behavior that may exist on campus, including racist, sexist and homophobic remarks.The program will attempt to create a more cohesive atmosphere on campus and support the campus climate. The respo...

Propane explosion closes North LBJ Drive

Propane explosion closes North LBJ Drive

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

November 14, 2019

The San Marcos fire marshal responded to a propane explosion from a food truck in the area of 801 Chestnut Lane this morning, leading to road closures of North LBJ Drive at Sessom Drive, Chestnut Street at LBJ and Forest Drive at LBJ. The initial order to stay indoors and away from windows upon investigation...

First Amendment website launching by end of November

First Amendment website launching by end of November

Chelsea Mumy

November 13, 2019

The Division of Student Affairs is launching a new constitution-based website this month focusing on FAQs surrounding freedom of speech and the First Amendment. According to Vice President of Student Affairs Joanne Smith, the website is meant to educate and inform students on their rights and what free...

Accusatory flyer published by student organization retracted

Accusatory flyer published by student organization retracted

Chase Rogers

November 12, 2019

The College Democrats at Texas State retracted a Twitter post containing inaccurate accusations against an Office of Diversity and Inclusion official. In a response from the official Texas State Twitter account, Vice President of University Administration Lisa Lloyd said the claims in the circulated...

DACA Panel shares resources ahead of Supreme Court case

DACA Panel shares resources ahead of Supreme Court case

Sandra Sadek

November 6, 2019

Representatives from several departments across the university held a panel discussing the various services and resources available to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and undocumented students Nov. 5, as its status is in legal jeopardy. Panelists for this event included Michelle Sotolongo,...

Texas State faces increased demand for mental health services

Texas State faces increased demand for mental health services

Daniel Weeks

November 5, 2019

The Student Health Center and Counseling Center staffers are experiencing an influx of students with mental health complications in recent semesters.Emilio Carranco, director of the health center, participated in the National College Health Assessment survey February 2019. Carranco observed a large i...

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