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IT isr^fi i»*«»f GOOD LUCK ON FINALS! WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT FALL! OP April 22,1997 Voiume 19 Number 26 AFROTC instructor headed for Leavenworth An' Air Fonce court-martial held Apr. 18 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio found Captain Jerry Barkley guilty of having an unprofes¬ sional relationship with an ROTC ca¬ det, adultery, assault and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentle¬ man. Capt. Barkley was assigned as an Air Force ROTC instructor at UTSA. Allegations that Capt. Barkley encour¬ aged and then entered into "unprofes¬ sional" relationships with two female cadets surfaced on May 15, 1996. The Air Force strictly prohii>its per¬ sonal social relationship between in¬ structors and trainees. On May 28, after apreliminary investigation, Capt. Barkley was relieved ofhis instructor duties at UTSA and reassigned to du¬ ties at a nearby Air Force base. The court-martial sentenced Capt. Barkley to eight months confinement in Ft. Leavenworth, a federal peniten¬ tiary in North-East Kansas. Capt. Barkley also forfeits all pay and allowances and a dishonorable discharge. UTSA AFROTC as well as Lackland Air Force Base public af¬ fairs office declined comment. Jennifer Siu/The Paisano The Frio Street building is the first of three planned buildings for the new satellite campus. The Buena Vista street building Is currently under construction. Downtown campus opening soon By Jason Moore StoffWriter The opening bf the new Frio Street building, the most recent addition to the UTSA downtown campus, for the '97 summer semester II marks the be¬ ginning of a seven-year plan for the construction ofa pennanent downtown UTSA campus. In early 1992, when UTSA wa.s looking for a permanent site for the downtown location. Bill Miller Bar-B- QEnterprises Inc. purchased the former 9.2 acre Fiesta Plaza property and do¬ nated it to the university in October 1993. UTSA then purchased the re¬ maining 1.67 acres giving the univer¬ sity possesion of the entire block. The Frio Street building is the first of three planned for construction by the year 2000. The architechture team led, by Humberto Saldana, was commisioned to draw up plans on all ihree buildings. The second building, built next to Buena Vista street, is currently under construction, while funding for the third, and final, build¬ ing is pending approval from the state legislature during the current legisla¬ tive session. With the construction of these new buildings, UTSA is hoping for an in¬ crease in student enrollment. Jesse T. Zapata, Associate Provost for UTSA Downtown said, "The new buildings will establish UTSA as a downtown presence and create a chance for stu¬ dents who haven't had access to the campus before." Thc new buildings Continued on page 3 District 8 councilman bids for second term By Jessica Torres Editor-in-chief "I'm working to try to make San Antonio and district 8 a better and safer place to live," says city council repre¬ sentative Robert Marbut, who is run¬ ning for the district 8 seat against UTSA graduate student Frederikke Buhl. Dis¬ trict 8 includes the main UTSA cam¬ pus and is the largest district in the city. A councilmember since June, 1995, Marbut was a teaching associate in the tourism department at UTSA in the fall of 1993. Currently, he is an executive committee member ofthe 1998 NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball and 1997 NCAA Midwest Regional Men's Bas¬ ketball Local Organizing Committee. UTSA was the host institution for the 1997 Midwest Regionals and will be the host institution for the Final Four in 1998. Marbut, who has a master's degree in criminal justice, is centering his campaign on three issues. Over his tenure as city council member, he says. district 8 has seen a decrease in crime - which he hopes to continue. Further, Marbut says he has worked "really hard for quality and growth issues," such as improving current traf¬ fic and drainage problems that are a result of bad zoning decisions from several years ago. The councilman also supports the privatization of nearly all city services, "with very few exceptions." He says there are a number of services cur¬ rently provided by the city which can be contracted to private businesses and suggests using "the phone book rule" to decide what and what not to privatize: if it's in the phone book, than it can be contracted outside of govemment. Marbut says the city's proclivity towards giving tax abatements to large businesses is a "trend of giving away the store" and not always recapturing lost funds when companies do not ful¬ fill the stipulations of their abatement. Early voting for the city council race began Apr. 14 and ends Apr. 29. General elections begin May 3. Summer budget comparison j College of: Business Fine Arts and Humanities Social/Behavioral Sciences Sciences and Engineering 1996 $601,740 $436,241 $879,262 $490,032 1997 $519,916 $380,098 $701,076 $398,910 UTSA combats cuts in summer school budget study says AIDS prevention programs failing *he young By College Press Service AIDS-pre vention programs targeted at youth are failing, and the disease is becoming a disease of America's young, says a new study. The report, entitled, "Dangerous Inhibitions: How America Is Letting AIDS Become an Epidemic of the Young," attempts to explain why half of all new HIV infections occur among fieople under the age of 25 and why AIDS is now the sixth leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds. Current HlV^prevention methods don't work because they fail to "deal honestly with thj sexual realities of today's young pecple," according to die Center for AIDS Prevention Stud¬ ies and the Harvard AIDS Institute, the report's authors. "Misguided prevention policies are literally costing us the lives of our young generation," said Thomas Coates, director ofthe AIDS Research Institute and Cenier for AIDS Preven¬ tion (CAPS) at the University of Cali¬ fomia, San Francisco. Coates said that every hour, there are least two Americans under the age of 25 who become infected with HIV. One in four sexually active teens ac¬ quire a sexually transmitted disease annually. "All youth—particularly young people of color, young gay males, and young women who may have sex with HIV-positive men need prevention messages that speak directly to their lives, values, and sense ofself-worth," he said. In the report, the researchers say more can done by the govemment, the entertainment indusby and big busi¬ ness to stop the spread of AIDs. They say that the govemment should spend more money on AIDS preven¬ tion programs on teens, "especially young gay men and young people of color." One key way, the researchers Continued on page 3 By Robert Mikesh News Editor Although the 1997 summer school budget has been cut by $300,000 to $400,000, UTSA students should not see a reduction in the number of courses offered, accordiiig to Joe Loya, the academic budget officer for UTSA. Loya said, "Roughly we're looking at somewhere between 2.2 and 2.3 million dollars, and actually, that's about $200,000 - $300,000 more tiian we had anticipated spending." Loya's responsibilities include budgeting money for academics at UTSA. The budget for '97 summer school is less than was budgeted for the '96 summer session. "Last summer, we spent close to $2.6 million. We're down about $300,000 to $400,000. We're rtot down necessarily in what we project for semester credit hours." The summer school budget was down this year for two reasons, ac¬ ccording to Loyr He attributes the cuts to higher operating costs for the uni¬ versity, and the addition of tenure- track faculty. "Because we've added more tenure track faculty, we've lost some of our total money available that we can carry on to the summer," said Loya. Loya said, "As summers become inore constrained because of a lack of resources, you might see a shift for more part-time [professors], but you might see perhaps a different approach in the appointment of tenure-track fac¬ ulty." / Semester credit hours (SCH) is a Statistic used by the academic budget¬ ing office to determine how many courses are being taught each semes¬ ter. In '96, the total number of SCH offered during ihe summer session was 54,700. The proposed budget matches that amount exactly. Loya said, "We need to teach as many SCH as we've taught in the past. We need to teach courses that people need to graduate. We need to teach corecourses. It's a function of demand and constraint of budget here." With a reduction in spending over last year's budget, some divisions are tightening the purse suings. The ac¬ tual lists of courses being taught in each college are proposed by the divi¬ sion directors with their faculty, and approved by the dean of Iheir college. Christopher Borman, director of the department of education, planned his course schedules with an almost $55,000 cut in funding for instruction. "We cut back on some courses and then raised the enrollment limits to make up," said Borman. He currently has a request pending to add seven more courses to the schedule this sum¬ mer, giving the department approxi¬ mately $ 18,000 in additional funding. Continued on page 3 ¦E I^ J-L UTSA seeks borrow $104 By Sara Dillard StoffWriter A $104.7 million tuition revenue bill currently before the 75th Texas legislature will determine whether or not UTSA will be able to expand its buildings and facilities. According to UTSA associate vice- president for financial affairs, Emest Dewinne, the tuition revenue bill that was proposed by Texas State Repre¬ sentative Robert Junell and the Bexar county delegation, passed through the House and is currently pending in the Texas Conference Comrnittee. "The bill will not affect the tuition that students pay,"said Karen Whitney, assistant vice president for student life, "but it will allow UTSA to continue expansion" ifit is to pass. Texas state representative, Leticia Van de Putte said ofthe pending bill, "It is a mecha¬ nism we can use to purchase revenue bonds for constmction." The proposed bill is designed to give funding to UTSA for three expan¬ sion projects. "It particularly benefits UTSA, but it will also benefil other fast growing campuses," said Van de Putte. UTSA vice president for busi¬ ness affairs, David Larson, explained that the first project wi 11 fund a 240,000 square foot academic building to be added to the John Peace Library. TTiis addition will cost $47.7 million and will allow for 50,000 square feet of additional library space. approval to .7 million The UTSA downtown campus will also benefit from the passing of the tuition revenue bill. The proposed bill will create funding for a third building downtown, according to Dewinne, that will cost $35 million. It will be an addition to the new downtown campus building, the Frio Street building, that will open in July and the Buena Vista street building that has recently begun construction. The third of the projects will fund renovations for the UTSA main cam¬ pus. The renovations will cost $22 million and it will allow $4 million to update the classrooms with new tech¬ nology. The renovation project will also relocate the physical plant to the west side of campus and renovate the vacated building so it could be used for student affairs and more academic space. Larson explained thai after the health services move into the Univer¬ sity Center, the tuition revenue bill would allow the vacated health ser¬ vices space to be renovated. UTSA freshman, Remy Be LaMora, said of the proposed bill, "Sure, yeah il's a good idea. I'm a music major and our music lab is liny. We could use more space to practice in." Julia Brandeberry, also a UTSA freshman said, "That's wonderful. TTiis school is not big enough anyway. More stu¬ dents are coming in and it needs to expand to accommodate them." Continued on page 3 Affirmative action controversy impacts minority enrollments By Colleen De Baise College Press Service Laura Rothstein, a University of Houston law professor, says she' s got¬ ten a taste of what a classroom is like with fewer minority students. Speaking to a civil rights advisory group in Austin, Rothstein recounted how a recent class discussion on hous¬ ing discrimination was far less heated than in past years, when more minority students were in the class. This year, only two black students are enrolled in her poverty law class. "The issue of race didn't come up as it has in the past because there was no one there to bring il up," she said. "All ofthe students in my class were harmed because of that loss. Affirmative ac¬ tion doesn't just benefit minorities, it benefits all studenis." Rothstein's observations might serve as a preview for what some col¬ leges can expect this fall. ' Even as nauonal surveys show solid gains in college enrollment for minor¬ ity students, several campuses say the end result of bitter affirmative action battles is a sharp decrease in minority Following decisions to dismantle their race-preferential programs, pub¬ lic universities in Texas and California report that applications from black and Hispanic students for next year's fresh¬ man class have plumrneted. The University of Texas at Ausiin announced April 4 that applications from black students fell 24 percent from last year, and applications from Hispanic students fell 22 percent. Applications from while students dropped too. by 14 percent but overall more white and Asian studenis received offers of admissions this year than last. On the other hand, less offers were made to black. Hispanic and American Indian appiicanls. UT-Austin said. Thai effectively reverses a trend toward increased college enrollment of minority students over thc last de¬ cade, recently outlined in report by the College Board. "Common sense suggests that affir¬ mative aclion policies arc making the difference for minority enrollment in . four-year colleges and universities," said Donald Stewart, College Board president. applicants. '^j^flMH ^^^^K^^F X' An Interview with UTSA's Continued on page 3 L Inside this ]k^ issue... Features: f A&E: Sports: Photo Poll silver Dancers, pg. Join the Paisano pg-5 "Murder at 1600" review, pg. 6 UTSA's Silver Dancers shine, pg-8 : If money were not an issue, what would you do this summer? 8.
|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;|
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