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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen addresses students in the crowd of California Faculty Association protestors at the University Union on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Nelsen said he could not get involved in the bargaining of CFA’s contracts. Photo of Nelsen taken by John Cabales. Graphic created in Canva.

EDITORIAL: President Nelsen, we don’t accept your apology — you should resign

State Hornet Editorial Board December 10, 2021
After a semester of reporting on the Sacramento State community and its frustrations with administration’s lackluster effort toward addressing racism on campus, The State Hornet Editorial Board is proposing its solution to the problem: The resignation of President Robert Nelsen.
Sacramento States only Black professor in the college of business administration, David Moore (left), and political science professor Robert Oden (right) speak at a teach-in on systemic racism in higher education for the California Faculty Association on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. At the virtual event, Oden said President Robert Nelsen was negligent in not sanctioning the professor, Sanjay Varshney, for what he did to David Moore. Screenshot taken via Zoom.

Professor calls for President Nelsen’s resignation amid systemic racism at Sac State

Mercy Sosa, news editor April 30, 2021
Sacramento State's only Black professor in the college of business administration, David Moore, spoke at a teach-in on systemic racism in the university for the California Faculty Association on Tuesday.
Sacramento State students will be able to change their grade basis starting April 5 according to a SacSend email from University Registrar Danielle Ambrose on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Graphic made in Photoshop.

President Nelsen announces ABC/no credit option for spring 2021

Isabelle Juarez March 11, 2021
Students will have the option to select ABC/no credit grading for this semester.
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen gives his testimony about COVID-19s impacts on the university to the California State Assembly Higher Education and Budget Committees. Nelsen discussed Sac States graduation and enrollment rates as well as the digital divide affecting students during this virtual semester. Screenshot taken via Zoom by Piper Haitsuka.

President Nelsen testifies about COVID-19 impacts on Sac State to California State Assembly

Piper Haitsuka November 12, 2020
Sac State President Robert Nelsen said he is making sure everyone has the resources to move forward with their higher education during COVID-19 while testifying in front of the California State Assembly’s Higher Education and Budget committees Thursday.
PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: President Nelsen talks campus reopening, student fees, future commencements

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: President Nelsen talks campus reopening, student fees, future commencements

Max Connor and Robbie Pierce September 29, 2020
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen talks to State Hornet podcast editor Robbie Pierce and editor-in-chief Max Connor about when and how campus might reopen, the reasons student tuition and fees have not been reduced, the future of commencement ceremonies, when sports will return and more.
Sac State President Robert S. Nelsen addresses the audience on the efforts on the universitys behalf on handling COVID-19 at the University Union on Wednesday, March 4. On Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, Nelsen gave a livestreamed fall address where he spoke about an anti-racism plan for campus and budget concerns.

President Nelsen talks Sac State anti-racism plan, budget cuts at virtual fall address

Mercy Sosa, news editor September 3, 2020
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen spoke on Thursday at his livestreamed fall address, speaking on the campus’ anti-racism plan and budget.
Sac State displays signs saying face coverings are required as the air quality worsens on campus Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. The portable, foldable A frame signs are what the cyclists say they used to perform tricks in Guy West Plaza at Sacramento State on the night of June 4.

President Nelsen ceases campus operations through Sunday citing poor air quality

Mercy Sosa and Chris Wong August 20, 2020
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen ceased non-essential operations on campus through Sunday as California wildfires create poor air quality in the region.
President Nelsen expresses disapproval over possibly anti-semitic graffiti

President Nelsen expresses disapproval over possibly anti-semitic graffiti

Andres Sanchez April 19, 2019

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen notified the campus Thursday of an incident of possibly anti-semitic graffiti being found on campus after a student sent in a picture to authorities. In the...

Sac State President Robert Nelsen speaks at the Fall Address in August 2017. Nelsen announced in a SacSend that his Spring 2019 address will be replaced with an event to honor Stephon Clark.

President Nelsen’s town hall meeting replaced with Stephon Clark event

Storm Ray, news editor March 1, 2019

In a SacSend email sent Thursday, President Nelsen announced he will not be holding his town hall meeting. The meeting, which was originally scheduled for Jan. 17, was canceled due to Nelsen being sick...

Sac State President Robert Nelsen speaks at the Fall Address in August 2017. Nelsen announced in a SacSend that his Spring 2019 address will be replaced with an event to honor Stephon Clark.

President Nelsen’s spring address replaced with a town hall meeting

Will Coburn, news editor December 14, 2018

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen’s formal Spring Address will be replaced with a town hall meeting on Jan. 17, from 9-10 a.m. in the University Union Ballroom.   The change to the formal...

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