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Fees, tuition increase
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Fees, tuition increase

Fees, tuition increase By Evenlyn GomezBridge contributing writerPublished Friday, April 9, 2021 Texas students or others receiving in-state undergraduate tuition rates can expect to see an annual increase from $9,254 in 2021 to $9,448 in 2022, according to TAMIU’s website. For non-resident tuition, the increase will go from $23,390 in 2021 to $23,882 in 2022. Even so, Texas A&M International University is one of the least expensive universities in South Texas. During the 2019-2020 school year for 15 semester credit hours, TAMIU charged $4,422 while Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi charged $5,010 for the same number of hours. “Perhaps one of the most distinguishing methods of funding is property taxes, which can be charged by school districts and community colleges,...
‘Pioneer’ leads multiple areas at TAMIU
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‘Pioneer’ leads multiple areas at TAMIU

‘Pioneer’ leads multiple areas at TAMIU By Gabrielle PratherBridge Staff WriterPublished Saturday, April 3, 2021 [Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of personality profiles on the women of power at Texas A&M International University, in honor of Women’s History Month.] One of the most powerful women at TAMIU also serves as one of its vice presidents. In the words of her colleagues, she is “a pioneer” who chooses to lead by example, selflessly and by empowering others. Vice President of Institutional Advancement Rosanne Palacios serves in many campus roles but most notably in overseeing the Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of Student Philanthropy. She oversees these areas for campus events and supports those occurrences. Jessica Rodriguez | Bridge...
TAMIU Planetarium set to reopen June 1
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TAMIU Planetarium set to reopen June 1

TAMIU Planetarium set to reopen June 1 By Cesar A. OldhamBridge contributing writerPublished Saturday, April 3, 2021 The Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium at TAMIU plans to reopen to the public on June 1 since its March 13, 2020, shutdown for the pandemic. The planetarium officials’ goals are to ignite an interest in children’s lives by teaching them the wonders of life on Earth, the universe and the passage of scientific discovery over time. Its chief official is Director Peter Davis. “I miss having the public and children coming to the planetarium and showing them exciting things about the universe,” Davis said. “The planetarium is ready to open on June 1, if allowed to.” In order to reopen, the Texas A&M International University Planetarium will implement a social dist...
Putting the backswing into tennis court construction
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Putting the backswing into tennis court construction

Putting the backswing into tennis court construction By Leslie Villafana MartinezBridge contributing writerPublished Saturday, April 3, 2021 The construction of 21 tennis courts defies the COVID-19 pandemic and cold temperatures to bring back outdoor activities and sports for summer 2022. In a joint effort, Texas A&M International University and the City of Laredo create a sports complex on campus, which highlights 21 new tennis courts. Senior Director of Campus Safety and Planning Trevor Liddle said the Laredo Engineering Department and other professional organizations oversee the design and construction of the tennis facility, while TAMIU provided the land. “This is an exciting collaboration between TAMIU and the city to bring access to a world-class tennis facility t...
San Miguel gives back to hometown
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San Miguel gives back to hometown

San Miguel gives back to home town [Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of personality profiles on the women of power at Texas A&M International University, in honor of Women’s History Month.] By Jhoanna AngelesBridge Staff InternPublished March 25, 2021 Dean Claudia San Miguel leads the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college at TAMIU. She is the first Latina dean in Texas A&M International University history; born and raised in Laredo, she now gives back to her home town by helping students in the position she now holds. “I'm home grown,” San Miguel said. “I love Laredo, I love this University and to be in this position it's just an honor to have been nominated and appointed to this position.” Jessica Rodriguez | BridgeDean Claudia San Migue...
Rep. Cuellar, President Arenaz to announce TAMIU CARES program
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Rep. Cuellar, President Arenaz to announce TAMIU CARES program

Rep. Cuellar, President Arenaz to announce TAMIU CARES program From Staff ReportsPublished Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 Tomorrow, Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and TAMIU President Pablo Arenaz plan to announce the path for federal funds in the CARES program. Scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Student Center Rotunda of Texas A&M International University, the event will explain how these funds "will help meet the needs of students and families impacted by [the] pandemic," according to a press release from Cuellar's office. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas The funds were authorized by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. Its intent is to help students who suffered additional expenses du...
University extends class cancellations through Saturday
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University extends class cancellations through Saturday

Inclement Weather University extends class cancellations through Saturday From Staff ReportsPublished Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 In an update today, President Pablo Arenaz extended the cancellation of TAMIU classes through Saturday. "Due to the continued unpredictability of power and water supplies for the area, classes have been canceled through Saturday, Feb. 20," University President Pablo Arenaz wrote in an email to all employees and students on Wednesday afternoon. "All classes will resume normal schedule on Monday, Feb. 22." Throughout the Laredo region, students are experiencing continued power and internet outages due to the recent cold weather and Sunday night's snow and freezing rain. Some have been without power for 48 hours or more, as of Wednesday morning. "Em...
Campus closes Wednesday, Thursday
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Campus closes Wednesday, Thursday

Inclement Weather Campus closes Wednesday, Thursday From Staff ReportsPublished Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 In an update today, the campus is closed and classes are canceled for Wednesday and Thursday. As a result of freezing temperatures and precipitation throughout the Laredo area, Texas A&M International University extends its late openings with a campus closure. "Due to the unpredictability of power and water supplies for the area, classes have been canceled for Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 17 to 18," University President Pablo Arenaz wrote in an email to all employees and students on Tuesday evening. Throughout the Laredo region, students are experiencing power and internet outages due to the recent cold weather and Sunday night's snow and freezing rain. Some have be...
Campus delays Tuesday opening
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Campus delays Tuesday opening

Inclement Weather Campus delays Tuesday opening From Staff ReportsPublished Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 As a result of freezing temperatures and precipitation throughout the Laredo area, TAMIU extends its late opening for Tuesday, Feb. 16, on campus. Texas A&M International University offices are scheduled to open at noon today. Throughout the Laredo region, students are experiencing power and internet outages due to the recent cold weather and Sunday night's snow and freezing rain. Some have been without power for 24 hours or more, as of Tuesday morning. "TAMIUFlex classes are scheduled synchronously all day," according to an email, from University President Pablo Arenaz, which was sent to all University employees and students. Previously, TAMIU held the same policy o...
Campus delays Monday opening
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Campus delays Monday opening

Inclement weather Campus delays Monday opening From Staff ReportsPublished Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 As a result of freezing temperatures and precipitation throughout the Laredo area, TAMIU announces late opening for Monday, Feb. 15, on campus. "In light of inclement weather in the Laredo area, Texas A&M International University will delay its opening Monday till noon," President Pablo Arenaz wrote in an email that went out to the University faculty and students. "TAMIUFlex morning classes will be held synchronously online. Labs will be postponed and may be made up. Offices will open at noon." Students are instructed to not come to campus until noon on Monday. Morning TAMIUFlex courses, though, will still occur virtually. "TAMIU community members are urged to monitor Dus...
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