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Students and parents coming to the university for the first time this semester will receive information on many services offered to students. This year brings new initiatives to improve the experiences of students, as well as offerings from existing departments. “The goal in the big picture is to help enhance the student experience as a whole, especially support for students out of the classroom,” said wellness coordinator Katherine Hewitt. Hewitt fulfills a new position that...

The 62nd annual Texas Cavaliers River Parade was held Monday, April 20,along the River Walk. The university had a float which held 20 people, including students, LeeRoy, National Alumni Board member and Texas Cavalier Carol Folbre and the Dead Barons band. “Every year we have a different process for selecting students,” Folbre said. “We try to give as many people as possible the opportunity to represent Trinity on the float.” Folbre communicates between the Texas...

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The Student Government Association published the results of their annual smoking survey this Wednesday. The survey received 1,000 responses and the results found that a majority of responders would support a smoking ban on campus, with 507 in favor, and 493 against. The results of the survey will be used in deciding how the university will proceed in addressing this issue. “It is definitely interesting to see the responses,” said SGA president Sean McCutchen. “I...

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KRTU holds two membership drives every year to raise funding for the station and raise awareness of jazz music in San Antonio. The total funding goal for this drive, which took place between March 27 and April 3, was to raise $90,000 for the station. Their fundraising goal was met by Friday, according to a tweet from the station. “The purpose of the drive is to raise awareness of jazz and the really rich culture...

The Trinity Tomorrow strategic plan is soon moving to the next phase of implementation, according to  special projects coordinator Lisa Jasinski. The plan, which has been in development for four years, involves strategic objectives and foundations, which each include their own objectives. The first step in implementation of the full plan, which has already begun, is expanding the university’s standing in the educational market and further developing recruitment. The next portion of the plan to...

Three students at the University of North Carolina, Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, were shot on Feb. 11 following a disagreement with their neighbor. The alleged shooter, Craig Hicks, has been indicted on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling on Monday, Feb. 16. Due to the Muslim faith of the victims and anti-religious sentiments expressed on Hicks’s Facebook page, there...

As a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Trinity takes part in supporting the continuation of the Texas Tuition Equalization Grant Program every semester. The TEG grant allows students to attend private universities and colleges in Texas. The grant is received by approximately 400 students at Trinity every year. This year, assistant vice president of external relations Sharon Schweitzer took 11 students to represent Trinity to speak in support of the program....

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The Center for Learning and Technology acquired a second drone this past semester, largely for the purposes of taking aerial shots of the campus. The new drone is a DJI S1000 drone, also called an Octocopter. It flies for about 15 minutes on each full battery charge and has been used recently to take aerial shots of campus and the Bell Athletic Center for marketing purposes. The recently purchased larger drone takes two individuals to...