UIW, Trinity University men’s basketball game on Thursday postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, officials say
The University of the Incarnate Word men’s basketball game against Trinity University, initially scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within Trinity’s program, according to UIW officials.
Attorneys for man accused in Trinity cheerleader’s death move to bar retrial, citing double jeaopardy and misconduct
Attorneys for a man accused of a Trinity University student’s death have moved to bar his retrial, citing prosecutor misconduct and double jeopardy after his 2019 trial ended in a hung jury.
Trinity University dining hall staff members stay overnight to serve food to around 1,100 students
SAN ANTONIO – Trinity University dining hall staffers chose to stay overnight and continue to feed students on campus as a historic winter storm swept the area. Tess Coody-Anders, Trinity’s vice president for strategic communications and marketing, said 14 Aramark dining services team members volunteered to stay on campus. “For their own safety, but also because despite our campus being shut down, we have residents who live on campus and depend on Mabee dining hall for dining services,” Coody-Anders said. According to Coody-Anders, about half of the 14 crew members stayed overnight on Sunday in available on-campus dorms while the other half decided to set up camp in Mabee Dining Hall. “And we really could not appreciate their going the extra mile more.”To ensure COVID-19 saftey protocols for dining students and overnight staffers, Coody-Anders said officials had created “different rooms and partitions” within the dining hall to create safer dining spaces.
Medicine, spirituality and mental health during a pandemic holiday season: A live conversation Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m., KSAT anchors Steve Spriester and Isis Romero will host experts from Trinity University to discuss and answer your questions about medicine, spirituality and mental health during this holiday season. The conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m., during our KSAT News at 6 broadcast, and then continue on KSAT.com, our newsreader app and KSAT-TV streaming platforms. The conversations will begin during our KSAT News at 6 broadcast and online at 6:30 p.m., and then continue on KSAT.com, our newsreader app and KSAT-TV streaming platforms from 7-8p.m. Panelists for the first night will include Christine Drennon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University; David Macpherson, Ph.D., Chair Department of Economics at Trinity University; and Alfred Montoya, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology. Be the first to know by downloading our newsreader app or signing up for breaking news email alerts.
WATCH: Trinity University experts explain how COVID-19 has impacted South Texas, education community
Editor’s Note: Watch the first episode of the 3-part series in the video player at the bottom of this article. Part one, hosted by anchors Steve Spriester and Myra Arthur on Dec. 2, focused on COVID-19′s impact on the San Antonio region. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, KSAT anchors Steve Spriester and Isis Romero hosted experts from Trinity University to discuss and answer your questions about COVID-19′s impact on the education community in South Texas. Partnering with Trinity University for the 3 part series, the first night on Dec. 2 will tackle the health and economic ways this disease has affected so many of us. Panelists for the first night will include Christine Drennon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University; David Macpherson, Ph.D., Chair Department of Economics at Trinity University; and Alfred Montoya, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology.
KSAT anchor Steve Spriester, Trinity University professor discuss countdown to Election Day
SAN ANTONIO – With less than two weeks until the general election, the campaigns for president and congressional seats are heating up. (Read more about all the key races on the Bexar County ballot here.) Juan Sepulveda, J.D., Ron Calgaard Distinguished Visiting Professor in Political Science at Trinity University. He also co-founded the DREAM LEAD Institute with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a national leadership institute for DACA recipients. Sepulveda was a Rhodes Scholar receiving a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics, and is a graduate of Stanford Law School.
Colleges, universities see modest changes in fall enrollment due to COVID-19 pandemic
Eric Maloof, vice president of enrollment management at Trinity University says enrollment numbers are stable. Mike Flores, chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District, says the district is on target to reach last year’s enrollment numbers. “We have welcomed back the same number of students this fall that we had in fall of 2019. St. Mary’s University issued the following statement:“In May, St. Mary’s University anticipated a 10% decline in enrollment in accordance with national enrollment predictions. Graduate enrollment increased 20.3% and Law enrollment increased 1.9% compared to Fall 2019.”
Many college admissions offices waiving test score requirements for applications due to COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO – The COVID-19 pandemic has created chaos for school students of all ages, including those applying to college. Since SAT and ACT testing centers are closed or have altered in size and scope for COVID-19 regulations, colleges are making big changes. Many colleges across the nation have waived test score requirements as part of their application process. “We started seeing students having challenges getting into testing locations, (so) we made the decision to waive the test score requirement for the remainder of last year’s cycle. Colleges across the nation are discussing whether standardized test scores should be included in the admissions process.
Trinity University student-faculty task force makes census, voting priorities
SAN ANTONIO – What began last spring by focusing on the U.S. Census has transitioned to preparing Trinity University students to vote in the November presidential election. The Census-Voter Engagement Task Force was created by students and faculty to encourage participation in both. “I’m very passionate about politics and getting people to vote,” Yancelson said. Yancelson also said he was motivated by the fact that so many Trinity students are taking online courses. He said the task force would be a centralized effort that could reach them.
Do you know what a CLEAR Alert is?
Do you know what a CLEAR Alert is? Published: February 26, 2020, 6:47 pmWhen 19-year-old Trinity University student Cayley Mondadi was killed, her mother said there was an enormous gap in the emergency alert system. Cayley wasn't under 18, so an Amber Alert was not an option.
Do you know what a CLEAR Alert is?
Through her grief and determination, Mandadi’s mother, Alison Steele, fought to get a bill passed by the state legislature, creating what’s called a CLEAR Alert. Ex-boyfriend testifies about love triangle involving slain Trinity cheerleaderAfter Mandadi’s death, her parents created the CLEAR Alert, standing for Coordinated Law Enforcement Adult Rescue. On May 14, 2019, the state bill to legally create a CLEAR Alert, passed unanimously and went into effect September 1, 2019. "When this did pass into law, law enforcement did receive briefings and what not within their own agencies. Steele said right now, Texas is the only state that has the CLEAR Alert, but other states are trying to follow suit.
Mistrial declared in trial of accused cheerleader killer
Addressing the jury, Judge Angelini said: “With this note ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I’m declaring a mistrial, the case for this time being over.”The jury spent 9 hours reviewing over 22 hours of testimony in the trial, which began early last week. They deliberated for 2 hours Wednesday and another 7 hours on Thursday. According to testimony during the trial, the couple had been dating but Mandadi was planning to end the relationship. “We are obviously very disappointed with the mistrial, but we intend to retry this case and bring justice to Cayley Mandadi," said Joe Gonzales, Bexar County district attorney. A mistrial has been declared in the murder trial of Mark Howerton.
Accused cheerleader killer called jealous, abusive, controlling
"The door opened at 561 and a male subject was exiting the room," Trinity University police Sgt. From the hallway, Lewis said he observed broken glass scattered inside the room of Cayley Mandadi, a university cheerleader. Medical experts testify in the trial of accused cheerleader killerLewis said Howerton, 24, told him he was in the room waiting for Mandadi. In the video, Howerton seemed nervous when the officer asked, "You mind if I take a look in the room?" "Naw, it isn't even my room," Howerton replied.
Murder trial begins in 2017 death of Trinity University cheerleader
San Antonio – The murder trial of a 24-year-old man charged in the slaying of a Trinity University cheerleader began Tuesday. Mark Howerton is charged with murder in the death of Cayley Mandadi, 19. Man accused of killing Trinity University cheerleader indicted by grand juryLane said she administered CPR to Mandadi, who was partially nude and covered in bruises, inside a car. Mark Howerton is on trial for the slaying of Trinity University cheerleader Cayley Mandadi. “There is a bruise on Cayley Mandadi’s clavicle and a blue bruise on Caylee Mandadi’s leg that appear consistent throughout the medical records,” Hunter said.