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October 01, 2014

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Do You Value Your Professor

Do You Value Your Professor
​UTSA has seen an increase of non-tenured faculty in the past decade. Despite growing national demand for adjunct faculty, these professors face less than ideal conditions.

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Patrick and Van de Putte face off

Patrick and Van de Putte face off
​On Sept. 29, Texas Senators Leticia Van de Putte and Dan Patrick battled each other during the first and only debate of the race for Lieutenant Governor of Texas. Patrick’s overtly aggressive opening set the tone for the debate.

Campus

Streetcar initiative down, but not out

Streetcar initiative down, but not out
​UTSA held an event titled “Moving People by Rail Within Cities” on Sept. 25. “Streetcars: Mode of the Past or Mode of the Future?” was a lecture developed by Jason Rodriguez, the project manager for VIA Metropolitan Transit. The lecture touched on the history of San Antonio’s transportation infrastructure while emphasizing the potential for the future development of streetcars.

News

The PLAY Campaign promotes safe sex on and around campus

The PLAY Campaign promotes safe sex on and around campus
​Sexual safety has been a heavily covered topic since the ‘80s, but even with government programs, community outcries, celebrity endorsements and organizations dedicated to raising awareness of the risks of unsafe sex, condom usage is not as widespread as it could be. Many people see condoms and other prophylactics as dirty, embarrassing and inconvenient — the PLAY Campaign is looking to change that mindset.

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Dr. Alan Peterson explains the nuances of PTSD in U.S. veterans

​In a post-9/11 world, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a household name. The disorder is discussed on television, in news, within books, during movies — everywhere. However, despite the exposure, psychologists still understand little about the condition — a fact that Dr. Alan Peterson is determined to change.

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UTSA Boulevard expansion project to reduce vehicle-cyclist accidents

UTSA Boulevard expansion project to reduce vehicle-cyclist accidents
​Since UTSA’s inception, the university has grown exponentially. The student population has increased; this means more cars traveling through campus. UTSA Boulevard has become a traffic-heavy area, which presents problems for local and student bikers. The fast-paced traffic creates a hazard for students who cross the road and ride their bike. Fortunately, steps toward improving student safety are in progress with the widening of UTSA Boulevard and new bike lanes.