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Incoming CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro discusses COVID-19 plans and priorities

Incoming CSU chancellor and Fresno State president Joseph Castro discusses his plans for campuses on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 as he prepares to take office on Jan. 4, 2021. Castro addressed the virtual spring semester, funding for police departments and diversity across the 23 campuses. Screenshot by Jenna Cooper via Zoom.

Jenna Cooper

October 1, 2020

Incoming CSU chancellor Joseph Castro discussed his plans for the 23 CSU campuses to CSU student press. Castro spoke on COVID-19, diversity, university police departments, financial budgets and his top priorities as chancellor as he prepares to take office.

Sac State’s Fall 2020 Convocation addresses anti-racism efforts in higher education

Shaun Harper (left) and Ibram X. Kendi were the keynote speakers for the Sacramento State Fall 2020 Convocation held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Harper and Kendi shared their research and experience on the topic of anti-racism. Screenshots by Jenna Cooper via Zoom/collage by Max Connor.

Jenna Cooper and Samaha Samy

September 30, 2020

Sacramento State held its Fall 2020 Convocation with featured speakers Ibram X. Kendi and Shaun Harper. The theme was “Advancing Our Commitment to Anti-racism.” Kendi, Harper, President Nelsen and more expanded on how we can instill anti-racism at Sac State.

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.

Joseph Castro announced as eighth CSU chancellor

Fresno State President Joseph Castro speaks during the fifth annual State of the University breakfast at the Save Mart Center on Feb. 11, 2020. Castro was announced as the new CSU Chancellor Wednesday morning. Photo courtesy of the Fresno State Collegian.

Jordan Parker

September 23, 2020

Fresno State President Joseph Castro was announced as the eighth chancellor of the California State University in a press release Wednesday morning. He is set to take office Jan. 4, 2021, after finishing this semester at Fresno State.   Castro will be the first native Californian and first Mexican Americ...

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

Sac State President Robert S. Nelsen addresses the audience on the efforts on the university's 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.

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 virtual town hall addresses CARES Act, budget, fall semester

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Steve Perez returns to the Zoom call with a frozen copy after disconnecting. Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen and Perez held a virtual town hall meeting with faculty Monday, April 27 addressing faculty concerns. -Screenshot via Zoom

Chris Wong and Luis Platero

April 27, 2020

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen and Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Steve Perez held a virtual town hall meeting Monday, addressing concerns from faculty regarding the university’s use of funds received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Here...

FAQ: What you need to know about the ethnic studies bill, AB 1460

Supporters of AB1460 who were told to leave the University Union's Green & Gold Room and stand outside as Sacramento State's Faculty Senate converse about the bill on March 5. The bill would implement an ethnic studies course requirement for the CSU system

Magaly Muñoz

April 18, 2020

Discussions on AB 1460 have been temporarily halted by the Sacramento State Faculty Senate due to the impact of COVID-19 on campus. The State Hornet put together an FAQ on what students need to know about the bill when deliberations move forward.  QUESTION: What is AB 1460? ANSWER: AB 1460 is a ...

Sac State ASI, admin discussing credit/no credit course expansion

Sac State ASI, admin discussing credit/no credit course expansion

Madeleine Beck, deputy copy editor

April 3, 2020

Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc. and administration are discussing potential options for expanding credit/no credit courses in light of classes being moved online due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to ASI. Currently only about 12% of courses at Sac State can be taken for credit/no cred...

Sac State and CSU renegotiating contract with ScienceDirect database provider

Students studying the week before finals in the Sac State Library. Next year, students may no longer have access to the updated Elsevier scientific journal database as the CSU system is renegotiating their contract with the company due to the high cost.

Cristian Corona

December 11, 2019

Sacramento State and the California State University system are currently in ongoing negotiations with Elsevier, a scholarly journal publishing company that licenses the ScienceDirect database to the CSU.  The CSU’s current contract with Elsevier terminates at the end of the year. The CSU s...

Sac State increases graduation rates by 127%

Graduating Sac State students watch themselves on a giant screen inside the Golden 1 Center during commencement on May 18, 2018. Sac State President Robert Nelsen announced Tuesday that commencement ceremonies are postponed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Savannah Solley

December 5, 2019

Sacramento State has jumped to No. 13 in graduation rates of the 23 California State Universities, up from No. 22 in 2016.  According to the office of University Initiatives and Student Success, the number of graduates increased by 127% from 2016 to this year. Sac State’s four-year graduation rat...

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