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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Provost Steve Perez speaking to the Sacramento State Faculty Senate about COVID-19 policies and the upcoming anti-racism convocation via Zoom on Thursday. Perez emphasized a need for faculty to be flexible and ready to teach even if classes or campus were to close. (Photo taken via Zoom by Odin Rasco.)

Sac State Faculty Senate talks changes on campus

Odin Rasco September 10, 2021

Sacramento State’s first Faculty Senate meeting for the fall 2021 semester highlighted multiple upcoming changes and updates about the return to campus on Thursday. Provost and Vice President of Academic...

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen speaks about COVID-19 safety protocols on campus and the new anti-racism campus plan in his fall address on Aug. 25, 2021. As of last week, 48% of students and 40% faculty have certified their vaccination status, according to Nelsen. Photo taken via Zoom by Camryn Dadey.

Sac State President Robert Nelsen updates campus on COVID-19 protocols as fall semester approaches

Camryn Dadey, news editor August 25, 2021
Mask requirements, vaccine certifications, the anti-racism campus plan and more: Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen shared plans for the semester in his fall address Wednesday.
Sacramento State defines the HyFlex modality as a course format that combines face-to-face and online learning on their website. The website states that each class session or learning activity is offered in-person, synchronously online and asynchronously online.

FAQ: HyFlex and HerkyFlex, what’s the difference?

Kimberly Gomez Santos May 18, 2021
The State Hornet has organized this FAQ to provide answers regarding the HyFlex modality as well as the difference between HyFlex, HerkyFlex and Hybrid.
John Johnson, Sacramento State’s director of inclusive excellence learning, will be leaving the university on June 11. Johnson’s departure marks the third time this semester that a Black administrator has left Sac State. Photo courtesy of Sacramento State. Graphic made in Canva.

Sac State director of inclusive excellence learning departing university

Jordan Parker, copy editor May 18, 2021
Sacramento State’s director of inclusive excellence learning John Johnson announced he will leave Sac State in June.
Nursing students at Sacramento State sent a letter addressed to Sac State President Robert Nelsen on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, asking for the university to pay for their summer tuition for classes the cohort was previously unable to take due to COVID-19. In order to take the courses this summer, each student will have to pay $1,850 in tuition “out of our own pockets,” the students wrote. Graphic created in Canva.

Nursing students urge Sac State to cover tuition for classes missed in pandemic

Emma Hall and Michael Pacheco May 14, 2021
Nursing students at Sacramento State sent a letter addressed to Sac State President Robert Nelsen on Wednesday asking for the university to pay for their $1,850 worth of summer tuition for classes the cohort was previously unable to take due to COVID-19.
William “Skip” Bishop and Melinda Wilson Ramey will serve as interim vice presidents for Sacramento State’s Division of Inclusive Excellence, according to a SacSend email sent by Sac State President Robert Nelsen on Friday, May 14, 2021. This announcement came two weeks after Nelsen announced current Vice President for Inclusive Excellence Diana Tate Vermeire is leaving the university as of May 21. Photos courtesy of Sacramento State. Graphic made in Canva.

Nelsen chooses interim vice presidents to lead Division of Inclusive Excellence

Camryn Dadey, news editor May 14, 2021
William “Skip” Bishop and Melinda Wilson Ramey will serve as interim vice presidents for Sacramento State’s division of inclusive excellence, according to a SacSend email sent by Sac State President Robert Nelsen on Friday.
Sacramento State received $63.8 million in the second installment of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds. This money was allocated toward different departments at Sac State with a focus on benefiting students and departments affected by COVID-19. Graphic made in Canva.

Where did all that money go?: A breakdown of $63.8 million HEERF II funds

Emma Hall May 7, 2021

President Robert Nelsen announced Wednesday that Sacramento State will be receiving $20 million in the third installment of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III) funds with an additional...

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro spoke with the Cal State Student Association on different issues regarding the upcoming fall 2021 semester during a virtual town hall Monday, May 3, 2021. Castro said he could not promise the transition to in-person learning will be “100% smooth” but said the CSU will work to support students during the transition. Screenshot taken via Zoom.

CSU chancellor shares new details about fall 2021 campus return

Erick Salgado May 3, 2021
California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro answered questions regarding the upcoming fall semester during a virtual town hall hosted by the Cal State Student Association.
Sociology student at Chico State Melys Bonifacio-Jerez, left, stands next to protester Guillermo Marsh at the May Day Car Caravan in support of defunding university police at Sacramento State’s Police Department on Saturday, May 1, 2021. CSU Students For Quality Education demanded removal of university police on the 23 CSU campuses during the Caravan.

Sac State community calls for CSU to defund university police at caravan

Tara Gnewikow May 1, 2021
California State University Students for Quality Education and the California Faculty Association hosted a May Day Car Caravan at Sacramento State on Saturday in support of defunding university police across all California State Universities.
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.
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