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The University of Texas at San Antonio Army ROTC Roadrunner Battalion held its spring commissioning ceremony virtually on Friday. Thirty-four cadets took the oath to become commissioned officers — the largest class in the program’s history.  

They graduate in an unprecedented time, when remote leadership has become vital to the Army’s success.


Bicycles line up outside HEB Student Union on the UTSA campus July 23, 2019.
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The Graduate School at the University of Texas at San Antonio is waiving the requirement to submit a GRE or other standardized test score when applying for admission until further notice.

The campus of Texas A&M University-San Antonio on February 6, 2020.
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Update 4/06 — Trinity University officials announced commencement will be postponed until Saturday, Aug. 8. Degrees will be distributed in May.

The University of Texas at San Antonio campus.
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Updated Thursday, March 12. Originally published March 11.

Trinity University in San Antonio announced Spring Break will be extended through March 22 and its classes will move online for the remainder of the spring semester.

The University of Texas at San Antonio campus.
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Students at public universities around Texas say they already see and feel the impact of a new state law intended to expand free speech rights. With few exceptions, the law prohibits officials at public universities from controlling speech in outdoor common spaces. 


A U.S. soldier prays during a ceremony marking the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States, in Kabul, Afghanistan September 11, 2015.
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Texas veterans of the war in Afghanistan hope a treaty between the U.S. and the Taliban will end two decades of fighting and bring a sense of closure. But they have doubts about whether the peace will last and whether the progress made in recent years to improve the lives of Afghan women will hold.


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This year's Taco Fest will be held at a new venue, and the event will bring together members of a popular music group.


Twins Adrian and Jennifer Uribe shake hands with UTSA Provost Kimberly Espy. The Lamar High School seniors will be among the first students to receive fee tuition and fees at UTSA through the Bold Promise program announced Dec. 12, 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The University of Texas at San Antonio is following the lead of the Alamo Colleges and UT-Austin, launching a free tuition program for students who meet certain eligibility requirements.

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steve Dillingham meets with UTSA students and officials Nov. 22, 2019.
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Colleges and universities rely heavily on federal funding distributed based on the census.  At the same time, college students have proven to be a challenging population to count.

Those two factors have inspired higher education institutions in San Antonio to work together to make sure their students are counted in the 2020 Census.

Courtesy of Marcus Huerta, UTSA

Conserving historic sites goes beyond protecting a physical structure. Heritage preservation takes into account the identities and values that bind people to places. It is an ongoing effort in a city that’s best known for its historical significance. The University of Texas at San Antonio has been exploring over 300 years of cultural heritage in South and Central Texas. 

William Dupont and Angela Lombardi, Ph.D, said the Alamo City is a prime location for their heritage preservation research, with its deep historical roots intertwined with a rich culture that defines the city.

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