Lauren Huston | Design Editor

Freshman class of 2016 expected to break record

The Texas State freshman class of 2016 is set to be the largest group yet with a 13.2 percent increase from last year.

Michael Heintze, associate vice president for enrollment management, said over 24,000 students have applied. So far, 14,000 have been accepted. Texas State is the fourth-largest school in Texas.

“We have become an ‘it’ school,” he said.

Heintze estimates a total of 26,900 students will apply by May 1, the deadline for incoming freshmen.

New sexual misconduct policies yields increase in reporting

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Data gathered from the university’s Office of Equity and Access gives insight into Texas State’s newly implemented Title IX sexual misconduct policies.

University officials overhauled their approach to sexual misconduct investigations in August 2014 in response to federal mandates and pressure. Changes in the Title IX policy and procedure have likely increased the number of sexual misconduct reports and investigations, said Gilda Garcia, chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator.

SMCISD officials approve new zones to help with growth

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New attendance zones will go into effect this fall for six elementary schools and two middle schools in San Marcos.

The San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved new attendance zones March 30 at a meeting.

Lolly Guerra, assistant superintendent of human resources, said the need to redraw the zones presented itself when Bowie Elementary and Travis Elementary reached capacity this year.

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