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The University of the Incarnate Word Board of Trustees has unanimously voted Monday to fire long-time President Lou Agnese effective immediately. This comes after he was placed on a 90-day medical leave following comments that the board deemed out of character and offensive.

In a statement provided to reporters, board Chairman Charles Lutz said, “Agnese has been with UIW for 31 years and that UIW had “benefited greatly from his efforts to grow the university which is now the third largest private university in Texas.”

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Looking ahead to arts and culture events over the weekend in South Texas, Crystal Paul from Artpace talks about tonight's Jazz on the Roof event.

"This round is a tribute to '60s Miles Davis with the Adrian Ruiz Quintet."

For those who haven't been to the rooftop jazz events, Paul describes the setting like this.

Courtesy Justice For Cameron Redus

SAN ANTONIO  — A San Antonio suburb has released audio and video of a university police officer’s fatal shooting of a student.

The Alamo Heights Police department released the recordings Thursday of the police shooting death of Cameron Redus.

Chris Carter, who eventually resigned from the University of Incarnate Word police force after the shooting, was cleared Wednesday by a Bexar County grand jury.

The audio shows Carter giving an inaccurate location for the December 2013 confrontation, delaying any backup response.

Courtesy Justice For Cameron Redus

SAN ANTONIO — A grand jury had refused criminal charges against a San Antonio university police officer who resigned a year after shooting and killing a student.

The Bexar County grand jury declined an indictment against Christopher Carter, a former University of Incarnate Word police corporal who shot and killed 23-year-old student Robert Cameron Redus in December 2013.

University Chancellor Denise Doyle said in a statement that the decision affirms that Carter was acting in accordance with his duties. Carter shot Redus five times, including once in the back, outside the student’s Alamo Heights apartment.

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The University of the Incarnate Word and Brooks City Base have come to an agreement to build a new medical school at the site of the former Air Force installation.

After two years of searching, UIW has decided to use the former U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine for its new School of Osteopathic Medicine. The boards of both UIW and Brooks City Base approved a memorandum of understanding to use the 23 acre facility, which closed in 2011. 

UIW President Louis Agnese said the university had been scouting three locations.

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