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Tuesday News Rundown (9-02-2014)

By Angelica Cobos
News Reporter

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Photo by Veronika Kondratieva

Texas State University Physics Professor and Astronomer Don Olson has uncovered new details on the origin and content of Claude Monet’s painting “Impression, Sunrise.” The proclaimed “Celestial Sleuth” pinpointed the exact time and location of the painting. It’s been said it took place in Monet’s hotel room in France on Nov. 13, 1872 at 7:35 a.m. local time. Olson’s work revolves around photos, weather records and details within the painting itself. Olson and his team has studied multiple works of art.

A faculty senate meeting will meet tomorrow at the J.C Kellam Building in room 880 starting at 4 p.m. The meeting will include a joint meeting with the senate liaisons from the safety escort information program by University Police Department. They will also be discussing new business, including a new master plan review request and a possible alma mater wording change.

Starting today, Jacob’s Well Natural Area is closed to swimmers for the winter season and the park hours have been adjusted. Visitors are still able to enjoy hiking, bird-watching and other activities, while the park staff focuses on revitalization projects like trail-building and infrastructure projects.

The first ever San Marcos Pride event takes place this weekend. The three-day event kicks off Sept. 5 with Rainbow Night, a free 21+ event downtown. Then, Saturday at 8 a.m. San Marcos’ first gay pride parade begins at the Courthouse on the Square. Following, is the Splash Day on Sunday on the river at Rio Vista Park. Come out and enjoy.

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