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CSU plans for in-person classes in fall 2021

Sacramento State students walking on campus by Mendocino Hall in September 2019. The California State University system announced its plans to return to in-person instruction for fall 2021 despite the lack of evidence to make a decision on summer 2021 classes Wednesday.
Chris Wong and Mercy Sosa December 9, 2020
The California State University System announced its plans to return to in-person instruction for fall 2021.

Students clash with professors violating Sac State policy restricting webcam requirements

Graphic by Mercy Sosa
Gerardo Zavala and Gavin Rock December 9, 2020
Many students have expressed concerns about webcam requirements in their courses and issues that have arisen with professors who do have exemptions.

Faculty Senate to discuss start date of spring semester, possibly eliminating spring break

An empty view from above The Well at Sacramento State Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Sac State’s Faculty Senate will meet Thursday to discuss potentially pushing back the start date of the spring 2021 semester and eliminating spring break.
Jordan Parker December 1, 2020
Sacramento State’s Faculty Senate will meet Thursday to discuss whether or not to start the spring semester one week late as well as options for spring break.

CSU Board of Trustees clashes over ethnic studies requirement, potential increase in units

Gerardo Zavala November 20, 2020
The CSU Board of Trustees continued to disagree over the implementation of Assembly Bill 1460, which creates an ethnic studies requirement for future CSU students. Some concerns included potential increases in unit requirements for students and a lack of faculty autonomy.

Chancellor Timothy White gives final remarks to CSU Board of Trustees before retirement

California State University Chancellor Timothy White speaks to the CSU Board of Trustees for the final time before retiring in December Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. White has been chancellor of the CSU since 2012. Screenshot via YouTube by Camryn Dadey.
Emmely Ramirez November 19, 2020
California State University Chancellor Timothy White gave his final speech before his retirement in December to the CSU Board of Trustees during its meeting Wednesday, praising the university system for its inclusion and equity.

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

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen gives his testimony about COVID-19's impacts on the university to the California State Assembly Higher Education and Budget Committees. Nelsen discussed Sac State's graduation and enrollment rates as well as the 'digital divide' affecting students during this virtual semester. Screenshot taken via Zoom by Piper Haitsuka.
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.

CSU chancellor and faculty at odds over ethnic studies requirement implementation

Gerardo Zavala November 5, 2020
Sacramento State University’s Faculty Senate endorsed the Ethnic Studies Department’s resolution in response to the Chancellor’s Office implementation of Assembly Bill 1460 and offered revisions during its meeting Thursday.

Sac State Faculty Senate prepares opposition to CSU implementation of AB 1460

A demonstrator holds a sign advocating for AB 1460 in the University Union at a Faculty Senate meeting Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Sacramento State's Faculty Senate discussed the ethnic studies department’s resolution in opposition to the CSU Chancellor’s Office’s proposed implementation of the bill.
Gerardo Zavala October 28, 2020
The Faculty Senate discussed the ethnic studies department’s resolution in opposition to the Chancellor’s Office’s proposed implementation of Assembly Bill 1460, which creates an ethnic studies requirement for future CSU students.

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.
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