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NEWS: Laredo College chooses lone finalist from TAMIU
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NEWS: Laredo College chooses lone finalist from TAMIU

NEWS: Laredo College chooses lone finalist from TAMIU By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Sunday, May 15, 2022 TAMIU’s own Vice President of Student Success Maria Minerva Ramirez becomes Laredo College’s lone finalist during the late evening of April 28 during LC’s search for a new president. “We congratulate our longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Minita Ramírez, on her selection as sole finalist for the position of president of Laredo College,” TAMIU President Pablo Arenaz offered the following morning in an email. Rolando Santos | TAMIU Public RelationsVice President for Student Success Maria Minerva Ramirez Arenaz continued about her lengthy career on campus and how much of an impression she left on it. “The arc of her 21-year career here at TAMIU has been trul...
RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows
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RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows

RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows By Mireilly Gonzalez Bridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, May 5, 2022 Two TAMIU professors discovered a possible key to battle local misinformation. Texas A&M International University Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vásquez and Assistant Professor of social sciences Wanzhu Shi worked together on a research article on COVID-19 misinformation. “We found a lot of interesting stuff,” Soto-Vásquez recalled of their joint research. Karla De Leon | Bridge Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vásquez looks at the computer screen in his office in the Academic Innovation Center on Apr. 27. One of their key findings revolves around the idea ...
TAMIU students clean Las Palmas Park at the Big Event
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TAMIU students clean Las Palmas Park at the Big Event

TAMIU students clean Las Palmas Park at the Big Event By Gabrielle PratherAssistant EditorPublished Wednesday, April 20, 2022 When TAMIU students choose to help Laredo each spring, they like to go big. After all, the expression is “Go big or go home.” “Go big” they did. More than 450 volunteers painted, worked in yards and picked up trash—just a few of the types of activities students engaged in to help through the Big Event on Saturday, March 26. The Texas A&M International University Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement works with a typical 350 participants to help the environment. This year, more than 450 volunteers showed up to help. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeTAMIU junior Emiliano Benavides helps out during the Big Event Saturday, March 26, at Las Palm...
NEWS: Women’s rally held in honor of International Women’s Day
Civil Affairs, Features, Humans of TAMIU, On Campus

NEWS: Women’s rally held in honor of International Women’s Day

NEWS: Women’s rally held in honor of International Women’s Day By Carolina CruzBridge Staff WriterPublished Thursday, April 14, 2022 March was Women’s History Month—a time to honor and celebrate women’s achievements in history. Throughout the globe, people celebrate and rally for women’s rights, including a march in March. Texas A&M International University’s Campus Activities Board hosted its women’s rally in commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8. “That women’s rally was basically so that we can kind of spread the word because not a lot of people know there’s an International Women’s Day,” CAB Vice President Mayela Villarreal said. Yulissa Diaz | BridgeTAMIU students hold handmade posters during the Women's Rally hosted by CAB on March 8. Throughout ...
NEWS: TAMIU receives recognition for helping students climb economic ladder
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NEWS: TAMIU receives recognition for helping students climb economic ladder

NEWS: TAMIU receives recognition for helping students climb economic ladder By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Monday, April 11, 2022 Adding to its list of accomplishments and notoriety, TAMIU received a third-place national ranking in economic mobility. The movement from low-income to higher-income levels for individuals and their families is an important aspect regarding economic mobility.  “It's not all about money, it is … choice, opportunity, to live wherever you would like to,” Texas A&M International University Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Projects John C. Kilburn said. “It is the freedom to choose rather than be told what to do.” Samantha Gonzalez | Bridge Photo IllustrationEarning a degree from TAMIU can help raise the economi...
SCIENCE: Lecture examines asteroid impact on dinosaurs
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SCIENCE: Lecture examines asteroid impact on dinosaurs

SCIENCE: Lecture examines asteroid impact on dinosaurs From Staff ReportsPublished Tuesday, March 29, 2022Updated Monday, April 11, 2022, with photos from the event Tomorrow's special lecture proposes a look at the asteroid that scientists say ended the last era of dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechThis NASA artist's concept shows a broken asteroid. Scientists believe a giant asteroid, which may have originated in the Main Asteroid Belt of the Sol System, made its way to Earth and possibly brought about the end of the dinosaurs. NASA's WISE mission ruled out the leading suspect, a member of the Baptistina family of asteroids. Scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Rec...
CAMPUS: SOLE offers ‘Black Experiences’ event for Black History Month
Civil Affairs, Features, Humans of TAMIU, International Studies, On Campus

CAMPUS: SOLE offers ‘Black Experiences’ event for Black History Month

CAMPUS: SOLE offers ‘Black Experiences’ event for Black History Month By Mireilly GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Friday, March 25, 2022 In respect to Black History Month, SOLE offered a panel discussion on “Black Experiences at TAMIU.” As part of their Social Justice Leadership Series, the panel–which featured professors and a student–occurred on Feb. 23. Sitting in front as guests were Texas A&M International University Professor Peter Haruna, Assistant Professor Varaidzo Zvobgo and business major Simileoluwa Odunuga. Each offered a different campus perspective. Karla De Leon | BridgeGuest panelists TAMIU student Simileoluwa Odunuga, Assistant Professor of public administration Varaidzo Zvobgo and Professor of public administration Peter F. Haruna pose for a port...
CAMPUS: Safe Zone offers LGBTQ+ workshop
Civil Affairs, On Campus

CAMPUS: Safe Zone offers LGBTQ+ workshop

CAMPUS: Safe Zone offers LGBTQ+ workshop By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-ChiefPublished Tuesday, March 22, 2022 A two-hour Safe Zone LGBTQ+ workshop demonstrated to students and faculty on how to be an ally through experiences. Held in conjunction with the Office of Student Orientation Leadership and Engagement, the event taught people about necessary knowledge to be more accepting and understanding of others. “We learn about the language, we learn about pronouns, and how the community is continuing to evolve and more than anything, continuing to learn and how we can also become better allies as well,” SOLE Assistant Director Nayelle Lopez said. “When someone is coming out to you, don’t say ‘Oh, I always knew.’ Don’t downplay their significance. You know they’re coming out to y...
HUMANITIES: First-Year Writing Program holds write-in
Education, On Campus

HUMANITIES: First-Year Writing Program holds write-in

HUMANITIES: First-Year Writing Program holds write-in By Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Friday, March 18, 2022 A group of students gathered in the Academic Innovations Center computer lab to improve their writing for assignments. The First-Year Writing Program held its first write-in of the semester on Saturday morning, Feb. 19. Samantha Gonzalez | Bridge TAMIU students get writing help through a write-in workshop, sponsored by the First-Year Writing Program on Feb. 26 in the AIC. Moving back and forth between the computer lab and an area situated nearby with snacks and various compositional resources to aid the participants, Director of the First-Year Writing Program and Associate Professional of English Charlene Summers, Visiting Instructors Teresa Scott an...
OPINION: Putin paints Ukraine red
Illustrations, International Affairs, Opinion

OPINION: Putin paints Ukraine red

OPINION: Putin paints Ukraine red Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge Illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Friday, March 4, 2022 Vladimir Putin is on a warpath in the Ukraine, painting the country red with the blood of their forces, as well as civilians. Whether the Ukraine will prevail or fall to Putin's iron fist is a chance that either one could happen. Though once that war is over, what be Putin's next move?
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