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April 25, 2015

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UTSA lagging behind other emerging tier one universities in research spending

UTSA lagging behind other emerging tier one universities in research spending
​As UTSA continues its unabashed push for Tier One, many of the achievements go unnoticed by the student body. Although much of the emphasis of tier one universities is to recruit and retain high quality students and faculty, there is just as much of a drive for UTSA to be a leader in research as well as academics.

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Bills seek to tie college tuition to inflation

Bills seek to tie college tuition to inflation
Public universities in Texas might not have the power to control increases in their tuition costs much longer. If passed, Senate Bill 778 (SB 778) will require all public universities in Texas to meet certain criteria before increasing tuition costs.

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Texas could see increase in minimum wage

State Reps. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, and Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, have proposed Texas’ minimum wage be increased to $10.10 an hour. Fischer has also proposed a constitutional amendment concerning the federal minimum wage.

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Countless sex offenses likely going unreported

Countless sex offenses likely going unreported
​Despite being one of the largest universities in the state, a disproportionately small number of forcible sexual offenses are committed each year.