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Accounting professor Todd Jensen voted ‘Best Professor’ at Sac State

Accounting professor Todd Jensen voted ‘Best Professor’ at Sac State

John Ferrannini
May 11, 2017
Filed under Best of Sac State, News

Click here for full results. Todd Jensen, a Sacramento State accounting professor since 2000, won the Best of Sac State poll in the category of best professor. Jensen said that teaching is “in the blood” — his father was a professor too. “Something about helping young people learn keeps you youn...

Sac State administrators saw biggest gains over past decade

Sac State administrators saw biggest gains over past decade

John Ferrannini
May 4, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

Increases in administrative pay at Sacramento State have outpaced growth among other employee groups, according to information obtained from the California State Auditor’s office in the wake of its report criticizing the California State University system for its hiring and compensation practices. Th...

Throwback Thursday: How much has Sac State really changed in its history?

Throwback Thursday: How much has Sac State really changed in its history?

John Ferrannini
May 4, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

Sacramento State is dotted with construction projects, plagued by difficult parking, rising tuition, rising rent prices in the surrounding area and awaiting a tobacco ban. But how much have the day-to-day realities of being a student at Sac State really changed in the past several decades? As Sac Stat...

Campus community mourns loss of ‘caring, loving’ student

Campus community mourns loss of ‘caring, loving’ student

John Ferrannini
May 1, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

Members of the campus community are mourning the loss of Sacramento State student Isaiah Alexander, who died Saturday of renal medullary carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that attacks the kidneys. He was 27. Alexander, a communication studies major, was the vice president of the Black Student Union and t...

California lawmakers focus on CSU costs following tuition hike

California lawmakers focus on CSU costs following tuition hike

John Ferrannini
April 30, 2017
Filed under Video

Video by Kameron Schmid, Sami Soto and John Ferrannini RELATED: check out our article on the lawmakers budget proposals here.

OPINION: Leave your vaping outdoors

OPINION: Leave your vaping outdoors

John Ferrannini
April 28, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion

Most laws and restrictions that prohibit traditional cigarette smoking also ban vaping, but that doesn’t stop some from thinking that they can and should be able to blow their blueberry scented water vapor in my face as I try to enjoy veal parmesan. Cigarette smoking in most California restaurants and bars has be...

California lawmakers focus on CSU costs following tuition hike

California lawmakers focus on CSU costs following tuition hike

John Ferrannini
April 27, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

As students and faculty lobby the Legislature to fully fund the California State University’s budget for the upcoming academic year after the Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase, some lawmakers have prioritized other proposals aimed at lowering college costs. The California Sta...

Next steps unclear as Sac State, CSU implement tobacco ban

Next steps unclear as Sac State, CSU implement tobacco ban

John Ferrannini
April 27, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

CSU Chancellor Timothy White issued an executive order on April 7 mandating that all 23 campuses be smoke- and tobacco-free by Sept. 1. The ban not only covers traditional cigarettes but other tobacco or nicotine products such as electronic cigarettes, hookah, snuff and chewing tobacco. The order a...

‘Expiring password’ email is phishing attempt, school says

‘Expiring password’ email is phishing attempt, school says

John Ferrannini
April 24, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Featured, News

An email claiming to facilitate password updates for My Sac State accounts is really a phishing attempt, according to a campus wide email sent by the Office of Information Security on Monday. The phishing email is circulating among members of the campus community, according to the Office of Informatio...

#SacStateSays: Should public use of marijuana be legal in California?

#SacStateSays: Should public use of marijuana be legal in California?

John Ferrannini
April 20, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

Last year Proposition 64 legalized marijuana in California, yet it remains illegal to use cannabis in public or in places where tobacco use isn't allowed. We asked Sacramento State students what they think about marijuana in public places. Weigh in yourself by using #SacStateSays on your favorite social m...

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