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By Daniel Conrad and Kathleen Creedon Students eligible for Federal Work-Study (FWS) jobs who work for Campus Publications, Recreational Sports and TUVAC are being paid with money collected via the student activity fee, but those organizations aren’t seeing the windfall from federal reimbursements on those payments. Neither is Student Government Association (SGA), which distributes the student activity fee to campus organizations. Instead, the university is retaining savings on these reimbursements. Some advisers and members of...

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GUEST COMMENTS Kathleen Creedon, Trinitonian news editor, asked the Senate for their thoughts about the university’s retaining Department of Education reimbursements on payments made to Federal Work-Study-eligible students who are paid with student activity fee money. (Creedon is the author of this segment.) Trinitonian editor-in-chief Daniel Conrad made the case for the university giving those savings back to SGA. Senators Ty Tinker and Callie Struby wondered whether SGA should be allocating money for the purposes of...

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“This has been pleasant and all,” I thought to myself, “but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.” If it weren’t for Troy Peters’ conducting, I wouldn’t have known that the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio’s (YOSA) Philharmonic were nearly finished with the piece. Top to bottom, the arrangement had been soft, meandering “” calming, maybe, but unexciting. The strings were barely at a whimper, and they were mellowing still, petering out, until there was...

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By Daniel Conrad and Kathleen Creedon Sophomore Cayley Mandadi, cheerleader and woman of Chi Beta Epsilon, died on the afternoon of Oct. 31. Mourning students joined a Nov. 1 gathering led by university chaplain Stephen Nickle and Gary Neal, director of Counseling Services; a memorial vigil is being planned. Students, staff and faculty were officially informed of Mandadi’s death early Nov. 1, when university president Danny Anderson sent an email to campus with the subject...

Amid rumors of an unusual number of Class of 2020 students at risk of academic probation and dismissal, university officials were unable to fulfill requests for comprehensive data on student performance during their first semesters at Trinity by press time. According to the university’s website for the latest Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), nearly one third of first-years receive deficient grades: “40 percent of those deficient grades are a ‘F.’ “ The document, written on Dec....

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Last Thursday, Trinity University president Danny Anderson presented the annual budget briefing to faculty and staff in Stieren Theater. He addressed tuition increases, annual revenues, the potential acquisition of the Oblate property west of campus and updates to the Trinity master plan. Trinity traditionally maintains a conservative budget, aiming to minimize deferred maintenance and saving a budget contingency equal to four percent of total revenues in order to account for unexpected expenses. Balancing the university’s...