University president Danny Anderson announces retirement
University president Danny Anderson announced his retirement for the end of the academic year in May 2022. Anderson has served as the 19th president of the university since June 2015. “While I am enthusiastic about Trinity’s bright future, the pandemic has given me the opportunity to re-examine my personal priorities,” wrote Anderson in a campus-wide...trinitonian.com
Latest Hall of Fame class finally gets chance for induction
Courtesy of Rattler AthleticsDIDIER CADENA – SPORTS EDITORAfter a long wait, the St. Mary’s University Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2020 will finally have the chance to be inducted into the university’s illustrious Hall of Fame. Now, let’s take a look at the inductees for this Hall of Fame class. The first inductee for this Hall of Fame class is the entire 1986 St. Mary’s softball team. To finalize the year’s Hall of Fame Class is Que Willis (B.B.A. This event allows for alumni to relive some of their greatest moments here at St. Mary’s.stmurattlernews.com
Greater San Marcos Partnership hosts 2021 Innovation Summit
The Greater San Marcos Partnership highlighted growth and innovation across the Texas Innovation Corridor during its 2021 Innovation Summit.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Column: Celebrate women throughout March and beyond
Throughout the month, we recognize women’s issues and celebrate women’s historical contributions and impact on industry, politics, education, science, and technology. I encourage all women to speak their truth and take advantage of leadership challenges and opportunities in every aspect of their lives. Even with the recent strides and open doors for women in the workplace and opportunities for advancement, there is a scary reality for working women navigating this pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, women in the workforce are making difficult decisions, prioritizing other home-life responsibilities, and in some cases pausing their career track. The San Antonio City Council established the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women to advise them on the challenges and opportunities facing women regarding employment, education, social, civic, and political participation.mysanantonio.com
Myanmar protesters injured as police escalate use of force
An injured protester is escorted as police tried to disperse a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (AP Photo)YANGON – Myanmar security forces cracked down on anti-coup protesters in the country's second-largest city on Friday, injuring at least three people, two of whom were shot in the chest by rubber bullets and another who suffered a wound on his leg. The man with an injured leg was later photographed in a cast that stretched from his foot to his knee. Earlier in the day, security forces in Yangon fired warning shots and beat truncheons against their shields while moving to disperse more than 1,000 anti-coup protesters. Security forces chased the protesters off the main road and continued to pursue them in the nearby lanes, as some ducked into houses to hide.
Citing pandemic, Greece bans protests for a week
University students gather during a rally against educational reforms as the banner reads "The students are not criminals" in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. About 1,500 students took part in two separate protests against government's plans to set up a state security division at university campuses and time limits set for the completion of degree courses. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS – Greece’s center-right government on Tuesday imposed a weeklong ban on public protests attended by more than 100 people, angering left-wing political opponents. The ban follows student demonstrations against plans by the government to police university campuses. The protest ban ends Feb. 1.
Greek police clash with protesters over campus police plan
University students clash with riot police during a rally in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Police have used tear gas to disperse crowds at a rally in the Greek capital organized to protest plans to set up a state security division at university campuses. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS – Police have used tear gas to disperse crowds at a rally in Athens organized to protest plans to set up a state security division at university campuses. The government plans to set up a campus police division and limit entrance to university grounds to students, academic staff, employees and guests. Under the proposed changes, university entrance requirements will also be amended and time limits will be set for the completion of degree courses.
COVID testing site placed across the street of OLLU
With COVID-19 still at large, the company curative incorporated has set up covid testing sites all over the nation, and one right in our University’s front yard. The company curative incorporated has placed one of their testing centers right across the street from our lady of the lake university. “Well I’m hoping that this will be really good for the community and educates them on how to keep the numbers down…”With the testing center placed so close to the university, students have stopped by to take the free test. “I think this is really good for the community as a whole”These testing centers are open from 8 to 5 pm, Monday through Sunday. To find out more information about these testing centers you can visit their website at http://www.curative.com.lakefrontollu.com
News brief: 10/30
Of the nine current cases, two are employees and seven are students — five living off-campus and two on-campus. Compared to other U.S. universities, Trinity has continued to fare well with a low overall positivity rate throughout the fall semester. When the position profile has been posted, [students] will receive a notice inviting you to submit nominations,” wrote Sheryl Tynes, vice president for Student Life, in an email to students. Committee co-chairs are Alex Serna-Wallender, university Chaplain, and Michael Soto, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and professor of English. Members were appointed by Tynes, who consulted with Danny Anderson, university president, Deneese Jones, vice president for Academic Affairs, and Student Life leaders.trinitonian.com
Texas State men’s basketball coach resigns after allegations of racism
SAN MARCOS – Danny Kaspar is stepping down from his position as head men’s basketball coach. Texas State announced via press release that Director of Athletics Larry Teis has accepted Kaspar’s resignation. Kaspar came under fire in June, as former players accused him of making racist remarks during practice. Shead transferred the following summer. Former teammate Alex Peacock supported Shead, saying "I stand with my boy Jaylen and everything he says 100%.”
UTSAs classes to be mostly online in fall semester, tuition wont change
SAN ANTONIO As the fall semester nears, University of Texas at San Antonio is finalizing its plans on how students will go back to class. Classes will begin as scheduled on Aug. 24, and all instructional activities after Thanksgiving break will be conducted online, including finals exams. The university also reaffirmed its commitment to foreign students after Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that international students taking fully online courses would risk deportation. Residence and dining halls will remain open throughout the semester and the fall tuition rate will remain unchanged, according to the university. Some mandatory fees may be adjusted pending final decisions regarding campus services, according to the information.
Some university students, staff prepare to return to campuses amid COVID-19 case surge in Texas
SAN ANTONIO Students at Texas State University in San Marcos are gearing up to return to face-to-face learning starting next Monday. The university has detailed its Roadmap to Return plan online, saying its a slow, methodical, phased-in approach to ensuring students return and safety precautions are met. They said Texas State is in constant communication with local and state health officials. The University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Incarnate Word expect to have their fall plan details by next week. James said professors at UIW are ready to pivot to online learning if the situation changes.
2 new local businesses in one space | SA Live | KSAT 12
2 new local businesses in one space | SA Live | KSAT 12Published: June 20, 2020, 9:57 amHot new place opens up by the University of Texas San Antonio. The Study Space is a fun new place to hang. They have a full coffee bar, restaurant and full bar. Don't forget about Dario's Bakery that just opened up inside. Chef Dario serves up a delicious key lime pie for summer.
The market is rebounding on hope for a treatment, new index tracking coronavirus-drug makers shows
A new CNBC index that tracks the stock performance of companies working on a coronavirus cure shows just how closely the broader stock market rebound is pegged to a viable Covid-19 treatment or vaccine. The S&P 500 and the CNBC Covid-19 Testing & Treatments Index have moved in near lockstep since the market bottomed on March 23. A look at their movement since the March bottom reveals the S&P 500 and the Covid-19 index tend to rise and fall at the same time. The index jumped 2% on Monday as the S&P 500 gained 1.3%. CNBC's Covid-19 Testing & Treatments Index is equal-weighed and currently comprised of 29 companies that are working on testing and treating the novel coronavirus.cnbc.com
University revokes Donald Trump's honorary degree
In the wake of his controversial plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., Robert Gordon University in Scotland is revoking an honorary degree it awarded Donald Trump in 2010. The school says that the Republican candidate's statements are incompatible with the university's standards. CBSN's Contessa Brewer has more details.cbsnews.com
University honors victims of deadly balloon crash at commencement
University honors victims of deadly balloon crash at commencement It was a somber commencement at the University of Richmond as two staff members from the school, along with a pilot, perished when the hot air balloon they were aboard crashed. Witnesses say the balloon clipped a power line, caught fire and crashed. Mark Albert reports.cbsnews.com