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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...

Sac State Athletics continues to struggle with multimillion-dollar deficit

The Sacramento State Athletics building. As the Sac State football team is enjoying their best season in decades, Athletics continues to struggle with an ongoing multimillion-dollar deficit.

Regina Reddick and Max Connor

December 4, 2019

As Sacramento State Athletics carried a deficit of $3.3 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year, the University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC) is pushing for the department to generate more revenue to offset its deficit and become more self-supported. The concern the UBAC addressed in their recommendation was that the deficit had been ongoing every year and that Athletics was using money from the campus operating fund to maintain operations, re...

Black College Expo provides academic resources, application assistance Saturday at Sac State

A photo of the Black College Expo at Sac State in January. The expo is planned to happen again on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Nijzel Dotson

November 22, 2019

The National College Resources Foundation will be bringing their Black College Expo to Sacramento State on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event will be held in the University Union and is open to Black high school juniors and seniors and community college students from the Sacramento area. A...

Sac State considering textbook program for immediate course material access

The inside of the Hornet Bookstore. Sac State is considering implementing Follet Access, a program that would give students access to course materials on the first day of class through tuition or course charges.

Victor Corral Martinez

November 19, 2019

Sacramento State is considering the implementation of Follett Access, a service that would provide students with textbooks and course materials, primarily via e-books, on the first day of school by adding fees to a student’s account, university officials said. Students would have the ability to opt-out o...

CSU begins search for new chancellor with Sac State open forum

The California State University Board of Trustees Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor speaks in the University Ballroom at Sac State on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The committee will tour a total of six campuses to listen to what students and faculty want in the next CSU chancellor.

Aline Henda

November 12, 2019

The search for the next California State University chancellor started Tuesday with an open forum at Sacramento State as trustees, faculty, students and staff attended the event held at the University Union. Chancellor Timothy P. White announced last month his intent to retire at the end of the s...

Sac State to hold open forum concerning the next CSU chancellor

CSU Chancellor Timothy White hosts an open panel with the public at the CSU Long Beach on Thursday Jan. 21, 2016. White announced his retirement last month and Sac State will be hosting the first listening forum as part of the search for his replacement.

Jordan Silva-Benham, news editor

November 9, 2019

The California State University’s Office of the Chancellor will host an open forum at Sacramento State on Tuesday in the University Union Ballroom from noon to 2 p.m. to begin its search for the next CSU chancellor. Timothy P. White, who has served as the CSU chancellor since 2012, last month ann...

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