The Glass Ceiling: Myth Of Manifestation? — Table Of Experts

The Austin Business Journal | December 8, 2023

St. Edward’s University President Montserrat Fuentes sat down with The Austin Business Journal and a panel of successful business women to discuss women empowerment and explore the nuances of the glass ceiling.

Study Names Austin ‘Best College Town’ In America

KXAN | November 30, 2023

For the third year in a row, WalletHub has named Austin the top college town in the country based on academic, social and economic opportunities for students. KXAN is one of numerous news outlets to share the news on what makes Austin a great place for prospective Hilltoppers.

What’s Behind The Growth In Central Texas Health Care? Here’s What You Need To Know

The Austin American Statesman | November 26, 2023

The Austin American Statesman wrote an article highlighting positive changes in Central Texas health care. In the article, journalists mentioned the new Nursing program at St. Edward’s University as one of the latest programs aiming to improve the nursing field in our area.

What’s The Oldest Tree In Austin?

KUT | November 9, 2023

KUT spoke with BSS Graduate Specialist Lindsey Taucher and St. Edward’s University Arborist Roy Johnson about our beloved Sorin Oak as the station sought to find out “what is the oldest tree in Austin?”

Scrimmage With St. Edward's A Homecoming Of Sorts For Texas Basketball Coach Rodney Terry

The Austin American Statesman | October 30, 2023

The Austin American Statesman spoke with St. Edward’s University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Andre Cook and University of Texas Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rodney Terry about the highly anticipated preseason exhibition match at the Moody Center. Terry, a St. Edward’s graduate, talked about his memorable experience as a student on the hilltop.

14 Colleges And Universities Are Lauded For Boosting Latino Enrollment And Retention Rates

NBC News | September 29, 2023

Excelencia in Education honored St. Edward’s University with the prestigious Seal of Excelencia for its academic success, retention and graduation rates for Latino students. St. Edward’s is the only Catholic university, first private university in Texas and second private university in the U.S. to earn this distinguished three-year certification. NBC News provided coverage for this year’s certificate recipients.

St. Edward's opens pantry to help students with food insecurity

KVUE | September 22, 2023

St. Edward’s University recently partnered with the Central Texas Food Bank and the City of Austin to provide a food pantry on campus, known as The Huddle, where students, faculty and staff have access to free food, clothes and additional essentials that meet their needs. KVUE News covered the opening of The Huddle and spoke with Hilltoppers about the significance of this resource.

9 Things I Miss About Living In Austin After Moving To New York 4 Years Ago — And 3 Things I'm Happy I Left Behind

Insider | September 8, 2023

Insider journalist and St. Edward’s University graduate Joey Hadden wrote an article comparing her life in New York City to her previous years in Austin, Texas. Hadden highlights their fondest memories in Austin and their time on the hilltop.

St. Edward’s University ventures into nursing education

The Austin Business Journal | August 22, 2023

Donna Beuk, our founding Director of Nursing, spoke with the Austin Business Journal about our new Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program at St. Edward’s, as well as plans to renovate parts of Fleck Hall into a space for clinical training for nursing students.

Police misconduct cost Austin $73 million over 10 years. Here’s why

The Austin American Statesman | August 11, 2023

The Austin American Statesman interviewed Warren Andresen, professor of Political Science, regarding settlement amounts stemming from Austin police misconduct lawsuits over a decade.

INSIGHT: St. Edward’s University nursing program

KXAN | August 10, 2023

In a live in-studio interview with KXAN, Donna Beuk, our founding Director of Nursing, discussed how our new Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program provides working RNs innovative training and experiential education that advances their careers as highly skilled, compassionate nursing professionals.

Partnership between local universities adds more housing for Huston-Tillotson students

KXAN | August 8, 2023

Lisa Kirkpatrick, Vice President for Student Affairs, spoke with KXAN about a new partnership between St. Edward’s University and Huston-Tillotson University (HT) that will provide exclusive use of Teresa Hall housing for up to 150 HT students starting in fall 2023.

How to take better phone pictures at concerts, according to a musician

Insider | July 19, 2023

Joey Hadden, Insider reporter, musician and St. Edward’s University graduate, published an article about the best methods for capturing photos during a concert. The Insider article was also shared in Yahoo! News — garnering a lot of attention for Hadden’s skills.

Is Threads still considered a rival to Twitter? Expert weighs in

KXAN | July 18, 2023

Tyler Mount, digital strategist and St. Edward’s University 2023 Alumni Achievement Award recipient, spoke with KXAN about the recent launch of Threads — Meta's new text-based social media app.

Ron DeSantis wants to ax an agency that investigated Hunter Biden

NBC News | July 2, 2023

Brian Smith, professor of Political Science, shared his expertise and thoughts with NBC News in regards to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis claiming he'd like to abolish multiple federal agencies if he wins the presidency.

Austin and St. Edward’s University with Dr. Montse Fuentes

Austin Tech Connect | June 27, 2023

St. Edward’s University President Montserrat Fuentes is this week’s featured guest on Austin Tech Connect, the official podcast of the Austin Technology Council. In this conversation, President Fuentes discusses the mission of St. Edward’s and how the hilltop plays a vital role in the future of Austin’s ever-evolving tech community.

Delaware Bill Would Ban ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

Washington Blade | June 15, 2023

Carsten Andresen, associate professor of Criminal Justice at St. Edward’s University, spoke with the Washington Blade about a Delaware bill that would ban the controversial ‘gay panic’ defense.

Why You Should Visit Austin’s Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

The San Antonio Express-News | June 11, 2023

The San Antonio Express-News published a travel piece highlighting the beauty of the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve and the robust research conducted at the St. Edward’s Wild Basin Creative Research Center.

Tracking Threats, ‘State Of Emergency’ For LGBTQ+ People In U.S.

KXAN | June 6, 2023

The Human Rights Campaign declared a state of emergency for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the United State during Pride Month in June. Carsten Andresen, associate professor of Criminal Justice at St. Edward’s University, discussed these growing safety concerns with KXAN.

Austin American Statesman Journalists Go On Strike Demanding Better Wages

KXAN | June 5, 2023

Journalists with the Austin American Statesman recently went on strike demanding better wages as Austin’s cost of living continues to rise. Jena Heath, professor of Journalism and Digital Media at St. Edward’s University, shared her thoughts on this matter with KXAN.

Texas AG Ken Paxton Allegations Come To A Head At Capitol

Fox 7 Austin | May 24, 2023

Professor of Political Science Brian Smith spoke with Fox 7 Austin about the ongoing fallout surrounding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Who Is ‘Moody,’ And Why Is Everything In Austin Named After Them?

KUT 90.5 | May 11, 2023

It’s a popular name heard throughout Austin: Moody. KUT Radio dives into why so many buildings — including multiple at St. Edward’s University — go by this name, which has become a staple in the Austin community.

Texas Ranks As Worst State For Mental Healthcare

KXAN | May 10, 2023

Texas is now ranked as the worst state for mental healthcare, according to a recent Forbes study. St. Edward’s University Director of Counseling Services Molly Wang spoke with KXAN about the resources available for students on the hilltop and shared her input on this concerning topic.

Twins At St. Edward’s University Help Reduce The School’s Carbon Footprint

KXAN | May 8, 2023

Ethan Tobias '23 spoke with KXAN about Earth Week 2023 and the university’s efforts to promote environmental sustainability on the hilltop.

Table of Experts: From Campus To The Workplace – Austin Needs Equitable Opportunities To Elevate The Hispanic Community

The Austin Business Journal | May 2, 2023

The Austin Business Journal sat down with a roundtable of experts — including St. Edward’s University President Montserrat Fuentes — to discuss how Austin’s educational systems can improve support for the Hispanic and Latino community.

Texas expert explores why conspiracy theories swirl around Lady Bird Lake deaths

KXAN | April 17, 2023

Dr. Warren Andresen, associate professor of Criminal Justice at St. Edward's University, spoke with KXAN about the impact conspiracy theories may have on police investigations. Dr. Andresen shares his thoughts on rumors circulating online in regards to a string of deaths at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, which are gaining local and national attention.

Sowing Success

Palabra | April 15, 2023

Sonia Briseno, director of the College Assistance Migrant Program at St. Edward's University, and a few of the current CAMP scholars spoke about their experiences with the program in this article featured in Palabra!

The new feminine and Hispanic look that walks the halls of St. Edward’s

La Estrella de Panamá | April 9, 2023

President Montserrat Fuentes recently traveled to Panama City, Panama to engage with members of the Hilltopper family in Central America. During her first international trip as president of St. Edward's University, Dr. Fuentes spoke with La Estrella de Panamá about the high quality level of education Panamanians, and all international students, will receive at the hilltop. She also shared her experience as the first Hispanic president and second woman to lead St. Edward's University.

It does not take much to scare people away from having these tough debates: John Wood Jr.

Fox News | March 29, 2023

John Wood Jr., leader of Braver Angels, a nonprofit promoting healthy debates between Democrats and Republicans, spoke with Fox News about students at St. Edward’s University discussing their opinions on gun control in the United States.

St. Edward’s received $2.1M grant to cover college costs for 15 Latino, first-gen students

The Austin American Statesman | March 24, 2023

The Hector and Gloria López Foundation (HGLF) has awarded a more than $2.1M grant to St. Edward’s University — benefiting first-generation Latino students. The Austin American Statesman spoke with university leaders, as well as the CEO of HGLF, about how this grant will impact future first-gen students.

St. Edward’s University offers scholarships to Latino students

Univision | March 23, 2023

The Hector and Gloria López Foundation has gifted a multimillion dollar grant to St. Edward’s University — which will provide full tuition assistance to more than a dozen first-generation Latino students beginning in the Fall of 2023. Univision covered the celebration of this historic moment for the hilltop!

Insight: López Scholar Program

KXAN | March 22, 2023

St. Edward’s University has received a generous grant dedicated to changing the lives of first-generation Latino students. KXAN spoke with Sergio Rodríguez, CEO of The Hector and Gloria López Foundation, about the organization's efforts to help first-gen students at the hilltop and across Texas. 

Austin City Council takes steps toward filling affordable housing gaps for college students

The Austin American Statesman | February 24, 2023

As the Austin-area continues to grow, so does the cost of living! The Austin American Statesman discusses what city leaders are doing to help college students at various campuses who are facing affordable housing issues.

How Austin’s colleges, universities are fighting food insecurities on campuses

The Austin American Statesman | February 15, 2023

Liza Manjarrez, senior associate director of Campus Ministry for St. Edward’s University, spoke with The Austin American Statesman about the efforts hilltop leaders are taking to address food insecurity among students.

HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ has Austin connections in more ways than one; St. Edward’s to interview show actor

KXAN | February 15, 2023

KXAN covered the upcoming hilltop visit of Gabriel Luna, former theater student and actor in HBO’s The Last of Us.

Australians finding a home on St. Edward’s basketball team

KXAN | January 23, 2023

From Australia to Austin! KXAN spoke with four Australian St. Edward’s University men’s basketball players who are adjusting to life on and off the court. They might be far away from their home country, but they’re feeling right at home on the hilltop!

‘The were eating one meal a day’: More college students facing food insecurity than you might think

KXAN | January 18, 2023

Liza Manjarrez, senior associate director of Campus Ministry for St. Edward’s University, spoke with KXAN about the efforts hilltop leaders are taking to address food insecurity among students.

88th Texas Legislature: Political science professor talks what to expect

KVUE | January 11, 2023

Political Science Professor Brian Smith spoke with KVUE about what Texans can expect with the kickoff of the 88th Texas Legislative Session.