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Campus Elects SRA Officers Pa 4 .,¦'JfLJ^.^t^^.f^^^^^lJ^f.fl.A^Jl.^J^^J^Jlj^^^^^y?^:^yy?^ly}l:i¦\ Vending Machined Cait JIfoneyAnd Nutrition P. 7 mSfM '•^^^zTrr^ '^^L Team Spikes Frid^ Night Serving the University Of Texas iat Sen Antonio Commtmity Volumo V, Number 6 Tuesday, April 2, 1985 ChancellorSupportsTuitionlncreasI «y Cynthia Naah Lyada Allanach Tuition increeses are something Texas is long overdue in im¬ plementing^ says Dr. Hans Mark, Chancellor of the University of Texas System. In an interview conducted from his expansive Austin office. Mark commented on tuition as well ss his opinions on UTSA strengths and weaknesses, why he believes on-campus dormitories to be un¬ necessary and what he sees as UTSA's role in the UT system and in the City of San Antonio. When pressed to comment on UTSA's limited library facilities and hours which motivate students to use other libraries in the City, the Chancellor respond¬ ed, "I would like to see statistics which tell me UTSA students cannot find adequate materials in the UTSA library to complete their assigned papers." When asked his opinion of plac¬ ing a student on the UT Board of Regents to allow for student in¬ put in the decision-making pro¬ cess, he again shrugged, "oii, I don't know; most of the issues discussed by the Board of Regents do not pertain to "Public institutions should impose tuitions that will inflict not a welt but a bruise on the students—the tuition scale should demonstrate to the student the value of an education. " Asked to comment on student concems over tuition increases and what he hopes the legislature's decision will be, he saici, "Kids from Detroit pay less to attend UTSA as out-of-state students than they would pay as . ill-state students %^ Wayne State." He believes"that "Public Institutions should impose tui¬ tions that will inflict not a welt but a bruise on the students — the tuition scale should demonstrate to the student the yalue of an education." He was also asked to comment on the importance of dormitories to the UTSA conomunity. He shrugged then said, "Listen, I went to a large campus (Universi¬ ty of California-Berkeley) and most of the students I knew did not spend sny time on the campus either. Dorms and other facilities do not keep students on campus. San Antonio is a large city with many attractions other than the University, and with jobs and other responsibilities, students will not be spending their time on the students (real estate was one area cited) and I would like to see a faculty representative first. The regents do not represent the University, but represent the state at large, not any special con¬ stituency. This is not an impor- tasit ieawe — • yaa He also stated that he- was favorably impressed with UTSA work in the area of tachaeoiogy and biology. "The work in ^ir- chaeology represents a trraaen- dous mixing of physical te«Jmi- ques with scientific theory." Mark is pleased that the arcbae- ological focus is local in nature. Mark stated that he was "very impresasd with the work one professor is doing in the area of membranes"(He was unabte.to lecall the name.) and would like to see UTSA tie into the federally- funded institutions in the area to do cooperative biotechnological _ research. "I see UTSA as the logical focus for future research which can be tied into the vast federal investment in the srea of San Antonio." Mark was r^err- ing to the biomedical work being done at Brooks Air Force Base, and the Bum Center at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. Mark believes that UTSA's main weakness is the "non-tenure teacher situation." UTSA non- tenured faculty should receive "special treatment in the new budget" because of the project andlttatarttetiKWiiraiameaerffcir < "/ would like to see UTSA students cannot in the UTSA library to papers." statistics which teU me find adequate materials complete their assigned strength of the Board of Regents if you allow representation by a particular constituency." Moving from particularized student concems to his percep¬ tions of UTSA's strength and weaknesses, Mark cited the strength of local administrators. "They reflect excellent manage¬ ment which is well thought-out and articulated," Mark stated. the UTSA community. But Mark acknowledges that the current debate in the Texas Legislature leaves this matter unresolved and a problem with which he is concern¬ ed. Because of the tremendous growth at UTSA, however, Mark believes that we will lose fewer tenure slots than other institu¬ tions in the UT System. ! Karen SchlUer, hut year's recipient of the Student Leader of the Year Award hands trophy to this year's winner, Anita Valencia, editor of "The Paisano." ULA Honors UTSA's Finest By Cynthia Naah News Editor Dr. Patricia Graham, Chairman of the University Life Award Judging Committee and 1986 Outstanding Professional Staff Member of the Year, described this year's ULA competition as the "largest and best ever." With an average GPA of 3.0 the field alao represented some difficult choices for the panel of seven judges. The most coveted awards—Stu¬ dent Leader of the Year and Outatanding Faculty Member of the Year were taken by Anita Valencia, Paisano Editor, and Dr. Marjorie Smeltsor — a two time winner. Margaret Martinovich took awards in both the Female Inter¬ collegiate Athlete of the year and Academic Excellence categories with a cumulative GPA of 3.96. Other honorees included: Freshman of the Year Diana Rose Stork Sophomore of the Year Donald Barnes Junior of the Year Barbara J. Hoffman Senior of the Year John H. Attobury Graduate/Special Student of the Year Victor Icenogle Academic Excellence Margaret Martinovich Student Leader of the Year Anita E. Valencia School Spirit Award Wayne D. Terry Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Dr, Marjorie Smelstor Outstanding Professional Staff Member of the Year Dr. Patricia A. Graham Outstanding Classified Staff Member of the Year Ms. Barbara J. Harp Best Organization of the Year Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Best Professional Organization of the Year Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Special Event of the Year "Celebrating Creativity" Con. ference Alpha Lambda Delta and Alpha Chi H<mor Societiea Male Intercollegiate Athlete of the Year Scott McKoin Female Intercollegiate Athlete of the Year Margaret Martinovich Male Intramural Athlete of the Year Don Pittman Female Intramural Athlete of the Year Elaine Anaya Chancellor Hans Mark during interview with "The Paisano." Students Question Candidates By Mary Ann Villa General Reporter Mayoral candidates Henry Cisneros and Phil Pyndus met before more than 300 students and faculty members in a debate last Friday, sponsored by the Pre- Law Students Association, the Paisano Student Newspaper Association, and the Young Democrats. The event was covered by all 4 major networks, and both local newspapers. The main issues discussed were the $100 million bond issue, San Antonio growth, recent city coun¬ cil activities, and general dif¬ ferences in political philosophy. Setting the tone for the afternoon was Cisneros' initial observation on the candidates' positions onstage: Cisneros on the left, and Pyndus on the right. Cisneros actively linked his re¬ election to passage of the bond, which he views as essential for continued city growth and development. He claimed the money would be divided equally between the North and South sides, with the Northside allot - ment going towards improving traffic faciUties, while Southside monies are to be used for improv¬ ed drainage and sewer systems. Cisneros continued to em¬ phasize the bond issue throughout the debate, commen¬ ting that San Antonio's unique and aggressive economic philosophy has attracted state and nation-wide attention from induslry. He offered recent SeaWorld and Datapoint resolu¬ tions as evidence of San Antonio's attraction. He went on to say that, "A city once suffer¬ ing from an inferiority complex is today proud." Pyndud identified himself with the Reaganomic philosophy which calls for private enterprise support, in place of govemment subsidies, to enhance city growth. Pyndus calls for reduced city government spending, and believee that business will still "flock to this area without huge govemment expenditures." He alao atated that he is counting on a negative backlash to the bond issue as part of his elective sup¬ port. When Cisneros was pressed on the apparent contradiction of his claim of being a populist mayor, and his financial ties with the '' new Good Govemment League,'' he heatedly responded that he had citywide support on an issue-by- issue basis, and had a "record of in¬ dependence and support across the city." Pyndus addressed the issue of campaign funding by pointing out that campaign contributions of more than $200,000 could in ef¬ fect "buy districts." Although quick to say he believed that the Mayor was "as honest as I am," he nevertheless went on to say that support could effectively be tailored to the larger con¬ tributors' interests. Pyndus of¬ fered the solution of limiting cam¬ paign spending for city offices. In their closing remarks, both candidates appealed to the students, as the next generation, and the ones for which city growth will have the most im¬ pact. Pyndus claimed that students would bear the burden of increased city spending, while Cisneros insisted that students would reap the benefits created by aggressive fiscal policies. UTSA students used the open question 'period to demonstrate their political concerns over a number of issues, including the South Texas Nuclear Project, fluoridation of water, city recrea¬ tional facilities, and needed in¬ creases to the San Antonio Police Department. In a Straw Poll conducted after the debate, UTSA students ovet; whelmingly supported Cisnerbii byamarginof 106 votes to 12.* ' Henry Cisneros explains the ramifications of a no-growth policy aa his opponent, Phil Pyndus walta hia tum.
|Subject||University of Texas at San Antonio--Periodicals.|
|Description||A digital archive of The Paisano, a student operated newspaper at the University of Texas at San Antonio.|
|Publisher||The Paisano Educational Trust|
|Collection||UTSA Student Publications Collection|
|Coverage||United States; Texas; San Antonio;|
|Rights||The Paisano Educational Trust|
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